Letchworth-based company, Willmott Dixon, has been appointed to conduct the £55m redevelopment of Hertfordshire Constabulary's headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has approved the proposals, which had already received planning permission.

The redevelopment, in Stanborough, will involve demolishing eleven of the 1960s-era buildings at the site to make way for a brand new working environment for over 600 operational staff that will achieve a BREEAM Excellent for ultra-high sustainability standards.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Another view of the proposed new HQ in Welwyn Garden City.Another view of the proposed new HQ in Welwyn Garden City. (Image: Willmott Dixon/Vincent Gorbing)

Taking up 9,000 square metres, the new headquarters will reduce the current Stanborough estate’s long-term running costs as well as provide a new home for services and departments based at the site including the Major Crime Unit, victim services and the dog unit, along with the senior leadership team and operational support staff.

Vincent & Gorbing Associates have designed the building, and the work is expected to conclude in summer 2026.


Procured via the SCAPE Construction framework, it is hoped that the building will respond to new police working methods by providing a space that addresses staff wellbeing. It is targeting WELL Platinum Certification, a benchmark for advancing health and wellbeing within a single building.

Stewart Brundell, Willmott Dixon's managing director for North London and the Northern Homes Counties, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Hertfordshire Constabulary to deliver their new headquarters.

"As a proud Hertfordshire-based company, it is fantastic to be starting on site to provide a new facility for our county’s police force.

“This project follows on from our successful delivery of the Bedfordshire Police’s new custody suite.

"The new HQ will provide Hertfordshire Constabulary’s people with a sustainable, flexible working environment which can be utilised for police and community groups as well.”

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at the SCAPE group, added: “The redevelopment of the headquarters of Hertfordshire Constabulary will provide a considerable boost to policing services in the area, bringing positive change and benefits to the local community.

"Through our close-working relationship with Willmott Dixon, we are dedicated to providing efficiency and cost savings throughout the project, alongside delivering social value for the public.”

Willmott Dixon have been contracted to work on a variety of projects for the emergency services, including a forensics centre for Thames Valley Police, and a fire station and training centre for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.