Take a first look inside Lancashire's West Division Police Headquarters

Lancashire Constabulary's West Division Police Headquarters in Blackpool has been officially opened in memory of the fallen officers across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 8:34 am
Updated Thursday, 27th June 2019, 9:34 am
The West Division Police Headquarters have been officially opened.

The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) was joined by families of Supt Gerry Richardson, PC Angela Bradley, PC Gordon Connolly and PC Colin Morrison – who all died in the line of duty – at the cutting of the ribbon.

Building started on the site of the new headquarters in December 2016 in order to replace Bonny Street station in Blackpool town centre which police bosses said had ‘been falling apart for years’.Construction was completed in June last year and staff moved over from Bonny Street on a phased basis. The front counter opened its doors on July 23.

The building cost around 30m to be constructed.

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Lancashire Constabularys Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, Deputy Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Webb and chairman of the Blackpool and District Branch of NARPO Christine Pickard
The front counter opened in July with another remaining still in the town centre.
More than 500 staff work in the building
Lots of different teams are housed at the HQ.
Armed response teams are also based at the building.
It's a stark contrast from the old Bonny Street station
It has been officially opened in memory of the fallen officers across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe.
The roof has large solar panels which help power the building.
Building started on the site of the new headquarters in December 2016