The redevelopment of Mount Browne is a key priority of the Surrey Estates Strategy and is the enabler to unlock a number of wider initiatives across the County. The overarching Estates Strategy, and importantly this project, will not only contribute to the health, safety, and wellbeing of staff but also provide the Force with the capability to effectively train, develop, and resource officers throughout their career serving the public.
"Our estate and the way we work will be transformed. Modern, efficient, and flexible working environments will reduce costs, promote operational effectiveness, enhance conditions for our staff and enable more agile and collaborative ways of working supported by modern technology and a culture of trust. Through this our staff will be empowered to be the best they can be, acting with pride, professionalism, confidence and creativity to keep our communities safe and feeling safe."
Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner
Seven key objectives underpin our strategy:
We will deliver a safe, compliant, and innovative working environment, supported by the best technology.
We will deliver a workplace which gives the opportunity and freedom for a trusted workforce to choose the best way to deliver our service to the public. We will provide the flexibility to work in a way which encourages teamwork internally, as well as with partners. This culture will have a shared purpose and learning, valuing diversity.
Environmental & sustainability
To ensure that the estate, its design, construction, and also its long-term use, delivers against the declared climate emergency agenda and reduces the current estate running and maintenance costs with the ability to flex to accommodate changing business needs at minimal cost.
We will provide an estate that will have due regard to economic, environmental, public and overall, social value.
The estate will be designed to remove the barriers that create undue effort and separation, enabling everyone to participate equally, confidently, and independently.
The estate will deliver a fit for purpose, flexible workplace, of quality design, taking the best of technical excellence to ensure our cultural, environmental, and WELL Building gold accreditation aspirations are successfully implemented, improving staff and officer wellbeing, engagement and productivity leading to increased staff satisfaction, recruitment and retention.
We will work actively with our public sector partners to identify opportunities to co-locate and deliver on the One Public Estate initiative.
We held a consultation event on Saturday 29 July for the properties located in a 2.5km radius of Mount Browne who are likely to see an impact from the proposed plans. All the relevant information that was made available can be reviewed on our consultation pages, and we are seeking your feedback on our plans for redevelopment. Your feedback is important to us as it will help us review and develop our proposals ahead of a formal planning application in the Autumn.
Please note that this consultation has now closed.
There will be further opportunities for the public to comment on the formal plans, once the planning applications are formally submitted.