Sheffield police station to be demolished

Hammerton Road police station
Hammerton Road police station
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A former police station in Sheffield is to be demolished next week.

Work at the ageing station on Hammerton Road, Hillsborough, is due to start on Monday.

The station closed around two years ago in a bid to cut costs, with staff relocated to Hayes House, off Broad Lane in the city centre.

South Yorkshire Police has received planning permission to raze the building to the ground on safety grounds.

Chief Superintendent David Hartley, District Commander for Sheffield, said: “Hammerton Road was a fantastic servant to the force but the ageing building had become outdated, inefficient to run and no longer fit for purpose when it closed nearly two years ago.

"It needs to be demolished for safety reasons and we now have the necessary clearance to move ahead with this work.

"Discussions continue to take place about the future use of the Hammerton Road site but key to this process is the forthcoming review of the force’s operating model.

“The new Interim Chief Constable, Stephen Watson, has spoken of the need to restore an effective neighbourhood policing function in South Yorkshire, with officers and PCSOs increasingly active and knowledgeable in local communities, so we will need to consider the implications of the review across the city.

“Our North West local policing team continue to work extremely hard from Hayes House, less than two miles from the Hammerton Road site. The team have an informative and responsive presence on social media and spend the majority of their time in local neighbourhoods thanks to the force’s increasing use of mobile technology.”