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Land deal secures Warwickshire headquarter's future

Warwickshire has signed off a land deal in a bid to balance the books – and save its historic base.

A housing developer has bought part of a headquarters site in a deal to fund urgent renovations.

A section of unused land at Warwickshire Police’s headquarters in Leek Wootton has been sold to CALA Homes.

The parcel of land has been allocated for residential development and isn’t being used by the police force for any operational activity.

Its price has not be revealed due to commercial sensitivities.

The deal has saved the HQ, which had been put on the market in 2019 as part of the controversial tie-up with West Mercia.

When the bi-force agreement collapsed, the historic former stately home was designated as Warwickshire’s new head office. Although IT infrastructure was assessed as good, the building needed an overhaul and the land sale will cover the costs.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe, said: “It is good to be in a position to secure its future for policing for many years to come.  I am pleased to have concluded this deal with CALA Midlands, as it means we can now fully invest in the parts of the site that are being used for policing, while benefiting from the extra funding that has been realised through this sale.

“We can now plan for the future and invest in the site and its facilities, renovating a number of areas which have not seen major investment for some considerable time, improving working conditions for the officers and staff who work at Leek Wootton and across the wider police estate.”

Bernie Vent, Regional Land Director at CALA Homes, said:  “We’re delighted to have recently exchanged contracts for this site which benefits from a residential allocation. We are very excited about this development which will bring the opportunity for new homes and wider benefits to the community.”

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