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Wolverhampton £9.7m fire control centre for let

Wolverhampton fire control centre
Image caption The Wolverhampton fire control centre is one of five across the country being rented out

A £9.7m Wolverhampton fire control centre, which has never been used, has gone on the market.

The building, at Wolverhampton Business Park, was one of nine regional centres set up by the previous Labour government

Expected to replace 46 local 999 emergency call centres, the national Firecontrol scheme was scrapped in 2010 at a cost of £469m.

The centre is being offered for rent at a cost of £450,000 a year.

Last year the National Audit Office revealed the building, which has been empty since it was built in 2007, was costing taxpayers £1.4m a year in rent and rates.

The 30,600 sq ft (2,800 sq m) building is one of five across the country being marketed by GVA, on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Four of the original control centres have already been let to emergency services.

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