Latest News | 18 June 2020

Ground-breaking Bondholders

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A ground-breaking event has been held to mark the start of work on Derby’s newest emergency services collaboration, including Bondholders Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Ivygrove Developments and Bowmer+Kirkland.

Police and fire service representatives joined the Bondholders to mark the start of work on a new Derby police station, which will be linked to the existing fire station on Ascot Drive, serving the south of the city. It is set to become the centre of policing operations for football matches at Pride Park Stadium.


It will replace the ageing Cotton Lane police station and will become an operational hub for 200 staff while also supporting increased collaborative working between Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire Constabulary, while reducing operational costs.

Speaking about the special ground breaking event held in March, before the COVID-19 lockdown, Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “This is an exciting milestone for everybody who has worked hard to bring this project to fruition,”

Commercial Director of developer Bowmer+Kirkland's Regional, John Hart, said: “We are delighted and very proud to be constructing this new police station for Derbyshire Constabulary and local developer Ivygrove Developments Ltd. This continues our blue light experience in the region and we look forward to making this exciting scheme a true success for all concerned.”

John Blount, Chairman of constructing company Ivygrove Developments, added: “The Ivygrove Group is delighted to be associated with the new police station in our capacity as developers, bringing together the Police and Fire Authorities, along with our preferred main contractors, Bowmer+Kirkland, to enable this new concept of shared facilities between Police and Fire to proceed. As land owners, we had no hesitation in entering negotiations with such respected public organisations and we are now finally at the construction stage.”


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