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Cambs Police pick The Lakes for new vehicle maintenance HQ

Cambs Police Vehicle Maintenance HQ - The Lakes - FrontBarker Storey Matthews Huntingdon office has negotiated terms between Cambridgeshire Police and Upstream Developments for a new purpose built vehicle maintenance depot at The Lakes in St Ives.

The building will comprise around 11,000 sq ft and sits on its own self-contained site. Once completed, the building will provide a new state of the art workshop and maintenance facility for police vehicles to cover the whole of the county.

Colin Luscombe, Director of Estates said, “We were looking for a new facility to combine our vehicle maintenance operations, which are currently based in three separate buildings in Peterborough, March and Cambridge. We selected St Ives as being the ideal central location for the county but had difficulty finding an existing building which met all our requirements. We looked at the two units at The Lakes although neither were quite large enough for our use so the developers offered to build a tailor made facility for us. Planning permission for the new facility was obtained very quickly and we are delighted with the rate of progress that is being made on the construction of the building and look forward to taking occupation in the autumn”.

Alan Matthews Director at Barker Storey Matthews, commented “We are delighted to have agreed terms with the Police following the recent sale of Unit B to Vindis. Unit A, the other speculatively built unit is now also under offer but our clients would be keen to construct bespoke units on the remainder of the site to suit occupier’s requirements. The site is capable of taking individual units ranging in size from around 5,000 sq ft to just over 100,000 sq ft and these can be offered on a freehold or leasehold basis.”