Development plan for library and former police station will be unveiled next week

Empty for three years: Berkhamsted Police Station
Empty for three years: Berkhamsted Police Station

A consultation on plans to develop Berkhamsted’s former police station and the nearby library will be held on Thursday and Saturday next week.

The first will be from 5pm to 7.30pm and the second from 10am to 2pm. Both will be held at Berkhamsted Civic Centre.

An artist’s impression of the development – which is understood to include plans for flats and shops – is expected to be released before next Wednesday. If so, the image will appear in next week’s edition of the Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette

Under current proposals, a new library could face Berkhamsted High Street while the town’s current Kings Road library becomes part of the development.

The former police station was bought by retirement property firm Beechcroft Developments for £2,620,000 earlier this year. The site has now been empty for the past three years after officers moved next-door into part of Berkhamsted Civic Centre.

The front desk of Hemel Hempstead Police Station was closed last year – but unlike in Berkhamsted, officers are still based in the same building