Filton Police Station, on Gloucester Road North, has been put up for sale, ahead of the planned transfer of police services to a new station in Patchway in 2014.
A news item published by Avon and Somerset Police today stated:
“We have begun to market the site well in advance to ensure we get the best market value for the site on behalf of the communities we serve.”
“The move is part of a forcewide accommodation strategy to ensure police services are available and accessible to the public across the Avon and Somerset policing area.”
“Filton police station will continue to have a public enquiry office and to be a base for 999 response and neighbourhood police teams until all these services transfer to the new police station. Policing services for the local community will remain completely unaffected.”
The new police station in Patchway will be part of a larger complex incorporating a custody centre and a crime investigation unit.
A planning application for the new complex, at the old Bensons site in front of Rolls-Royce, was submitted earlier this year and looks set to be officially approved within the next few days.
The new police station will contain an enquiry office for members of the public and will serve the communities of Filton, Patchway, Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Frenchay, Winterbourne, Severn Beach, Almondsbury, Easter Compton and Hambrook.
Image: Aerial view of the proposed custody centre, crime investigation centre and police station on Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol.