Suffolk

Ipswich joint fire and police station artist's impression released

Artist's impression of joint police and fire station Image copyright Concertus Design and Property Consultants Ltd
Image caption The rebuilt fire station in Ipswich would provide extra space for a police base

An artist's impression of a £3.9m joint police and fire station has been unveiled.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and Suffolk Police hope to share a rebuilt Princes Street fire station in Ipswich.

If plans are approved, police will move from their current offices in Museum Street.

Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said: "Working together is absolutely key to meet the financial challenges that we face."

The proposed design includes a dedicated office for the local policing team and interview rooms for police.

The police and fire service will submit the plans for approval to Ipswich Borough Council at a later date.

The funding of the project will be shared between the two services, along with support from the government.

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