Willmott Dixon bags £55m Herts Police HQ


Willmott Dixon has secured £55 million of work for Hertfordshire Constabulary. 

(Vincent + Gorbing Associates).

The company has been appointed by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hertfordshire to redevelop the Force’s existing headquarters (HQ) in Welwyn Garden City, via the SCAPE Construction framework. 

The Hertfordshire-based business will first demolish 11 of the existing 1960s-era buildings on site to make way for the new 9,000 sqm facility.  

Stanborough will house the Major Crime Unit, victim services and dog unit, as well as the senior leadership team and operational support staff. 

The scheme, designed by Vincent + Gorbing Associates, is targeting a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and WELL Platinum Certification on completion. 

Work will complete in summer 2026.  

Stewart Brundell, managing director at Willmott Dixon in North London and Northern Homes Counties, said: “This project follows on from our successful delivery of Bedfordshire Police’s new custody suite. The new HQ will provide Hertfordshire Constabulary’s people with a sustainable, flexible working environment which can be utilised for police and community groups as well.” 

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE, added: “The redevelopment of the headquarters of Hertfordshire Constabulary will provide a considerable boost to policing services in the area, bringing positive change and benefits to the local community.  

“Through our close-working relationship with Willmott Dixon, we are dedicated to providing efficiency and cost savings throughout the project, alongside delivering social value for the public.” 

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