Police give West Yorkshire firms a financial boost in Normanton and Wakefield

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Sixty businesses from across West Yorkshire are benefiting from major contracts to create new police headquarters.

The local firms have received a financial boost as they will build and maintain a new divisional headquarters and custody suites for West Yorkshire Police at Havertop Lane, in Normanton, and Elland Road, in Leeds.

They will also redevelop the Operations Support complex at Carrgate.

The project, which is being coordinated by Interserve, has so far seen contracts of £58.3million being given to the companies. And 94 per cent of the sub-contracts have gone to firms based within 50 miles of the three sites.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson said: “I am committed to ensuring our police force and the investment I have facilitated makes a positive impact in these tough times, through ensuring these construction jobs go to local firms and local people.

“I know how challenging it is for many families right now, and any support we can make to our local supply chain and economy, working with others in the area, is vital.”

Initial work at the site began last July and the buildings are expected to be completed by March 2014.