Credit: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue

Nottingham’s emergency services have begun a new chapter as the Police and Fire service have moved into a new joint headquarters.

The new complex, which has been under construction since Summer 2020, will house both services under one roof at Sherwood Lodge in Arnold.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford, speaking from the newly completed parade square at the front of the new building said: “This is a really significant day in the history of both organisations and I am delighted with what has been achieved.

“This collaborative project represents a long-term commitment to partnership and joint working between two organisations with proud histories of public service.”

There will be a gradual transition period as both forces move over to the news site and it is expected to be fully operational by the end of summer 2022.

Construction was undertaken by Henry Brothers Midlands and their Managing Director, Ian Taylor, said: “We are very pleased to have handed over this new joint headquarters building for Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“The Henry Brothers’ team was incredibly proud to have been selected to build this facility for our emergency services – supporting many local jobs on the site and in the wider local supply chain.”

The building firm had the project completed on time and on budget and now the emergency services in Nottingham can begin a new chapter from a brand new headquarters.