Redditch is on track to welcome its brand-new "state-of-the-art" police and fire hub by autumn this year. 

Significant progress is being made on the joint Redditch Police and Fire Station which will see the forces come together under one roof at the site on Middle House Lane. 

The project, which is being overseen by the Police and Crime Commissioner's Estates Team, has continued at pace since the build began last year with the main foundations of the station having now been constructed and the police and fire departments established.

Redditch Advertiser: The work will bring police and fire teams together under one roof in Redditch The work will bring police and fire teams together under one roof in Redditch (Image: West Mercia Police)

PCC John Campion said: "It's encouraging to see how the new Redditch Police and Fire Station has progressed over the past 12 months under the management of my Estates Team and in collaboration with partners. 

"The new station will ensure more money can be spent on front-line services with a fit-for-purpose building providing both police and fire personnel with the tools and resources they need to deliver a high-quality service to the public. 

"I am committed to delivering on my promise to reform West Mercia and with the completed project, officers will be more visible and accessible to the public at the heart of the community, which is key to my Safer West Mercia Plan." 

The PCC is working in partnership with West Mercia Police and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) to bring a new police and fire station to the heart of Redditch, which will ensure both services are working closely together to provide a high-quality service to the public. 

Contractor Speller Metcalfe is also continuing with both external and internal works in the coming months. 

Redditch Advertiser: Progress is continuing on the new joint hub Progress is continuing on the new joint hub (Image: West Mercia Police)

North Worcestershire LPA Commander, Superintendent Mel Paley, said: "I'm pleased to see our new state-of-the-art station is coming along so well and on schedule. 

"This brand-new hub will offer the very latest facilities and will be a great platform for our officers and our partners in the fire service to continue to service our communities for many years to come." 

Chief Fire Officer for HWFRS, Jon Pryce, added: "Redditch has needed a new fire station for many years and this joint venture is not only efficient and sustainable, but it will also give Redditch the modern and fit-for-purpose fire station it needs. 

"Not only will the firefighters have the best possible facilities, but they will also have the opportunity to work more closely with police colleagues in making sure our preventative work is targeted at those most in need of our help."