Issue details

GMP DN - To agree heads of terms for Unit A (former Fujitsu building) Central Park

GMP establishment in 2010 was at c12,000 officers and staff (8,000 officers and 4,000 staff). These numbers reduced over subsequent years during the extended period of austerity. The requirement to find savings and to reduce estates capacity, in line with the reductions in officers and staff, meant that the Force followed a strategy of disposing of the older, more expensive to maintain, building stock and the surrender of leases. The increases in establishment over recent years, together with the predicted growth in numbers during 2022/23, will return officer and staff numbers to the 2010 level. However, there is insufficient capacity within the Force estate to accommodate the increased officer/staff numbers. This is particularly apparent at Central Park with pressures on space being felt within both the City of Manchester District Headquarters and the Force Headquarters buildings.
Taking additional space on Central Park will relieve the space pressures. It will also provide much needed meeting space.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2022

Decision due: 9 May 2022 by GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Contact: Lisa Lees Email:


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