Lloyd House refurbishment marks beginning of new era for West Midlands Police
Lloyd House, the headquarters of West Midlands Police, will be
temporarily closing for refurbishment works on Monday 8
The work is scheduled to be completed by autumn 2016, with staff
gradually moving back into the building from summer 2015.
The Birmingham building has been the force's headquarters since
1974, supporting approximately 800 staff from a range of
The building is undergoing a full refurbishment and has been
emptied in order to complete the renovation in the most efficient
and cost effective way.
As part of these works, staff have been relocated to temporary
sites across the city centre.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson,
said: "The closure of Lloyd House for refurbishment is an important
step for the force. It allows the rationalisation of the Birmingham
city centre estate that will yield large savings and enable us to
provide a better service to the public.
"The office of the police and crime commissioner remains as easy
to contact as previously. Anyone can contact us via our website,
www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/contactor by phone on 0121 626
Richard Meffen, programme lead for the force, said: "This is the
most extensive refurbishment programme West Midlands Police has
undertaken, enabling the force to modernise office space to allow
more flexible, fit for purpose and cost effective working
During the refurbishment, the public reception of Lloyd House
will move to Birmingham West and Central police station in
Steelhouse Lane, a short walk away.
The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has been
relocated to Aqua House on Lionel Street.
The newly refurbished building will accommodate over 1,100
members of staff, allowing significant savings to be made, due to
the consolidation of city centre leasehold premises.