Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Former South Yorkshire Police HQ to be turned into hotel

The former headquarters for South Yorkshire Police is to undergo a £9m refurbishment to be converted into a hotel.

The West Bar police station in Sheffield will be turned into an economy hotel.

Hilton Worldwide said the Hampton Hotel will have 142 bedrooms and is expected to open in spring 2013.

The five-storey building, which was used by the force from 1965 until last year, was bought for £2.5m.

South Yorkshire Police previously said it had considered renovating the building. However, it decided to relocate to new premises at Snig Hill because of costs.

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