Edinburgh-based company is delighted to bag 'demanding' contract

Miller Construction has been appointed to build a £23m regional police centre in North Tyneside. The command headquarters in Wallsend will include 40 cells as well as accommodation for 275 police staff, including officers, community support officers and support employees.

The contract for Miller, which is owned by the Edinburgh-based Miller Group, extends 24 months. Enabling works are set to commence soon with main building work starting in May. Architects on the D&B contract are Ryder.

Ian Jubb, regional director, Miller Construction North, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to build the North Tyneside Area Command Head Quarters for Northumbria Police.

This is a prestigious job which will have huge benefits for the local community and provide the force with facilities befitting of the excellent service that they provide."

Chief Superintendent Steve Storey, North Tyneside Area Commander, said: "Now that a contractor has been appointed the real work on site can begin.

"We believe this new police headquarters will meet our demanding specifications and these facilities will enable us to continue to provide excellent policing services for the people of North Tyneside in the future."