Rumours have circulated that the closure of the facility and the building of the new States police headquarters nearby are linked, with many online commentators claiming that the £24 million station is too small and that a police car park or a financial crimes facility could be housed on the former Limes site.
But Deputy Kristina Moore has ruled out such a move. She also stressed that concerns over the size of the station, which the police are due to move to early next year, were unfounded.
‘We are giving them a brand new station designed by experts and is future-proofed and flexible. If, for example, the Public Protection Unit need to expand, they can. Hi-tech crime is inevitably going to grow, and is one of the areas that needs more resources, whereas other areas will hopefully decrease.’
The nursing home closed earlier this year after it was deemed to be unsuitable for care, sparking anger among some residents, families and other Islanders.
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