The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) approved the progression of the Community Safety Hub project in July 2014.
Decision Record 44-2014 refers to this. It states that:
…..the concept of the Community Safety Hub, with the flexibility to accommodate a diverse range of community safety and criminal justice services, underpins this project.
Strategic negotiations are already underway between the PCCs and Chief Constables for both Cleveland and North Yorkshire to plan for the potential co-location of facilities and infrastructure within the Community Safety Hub….
An early outcome of negotiations is an agreement with the PCC for North Yorkshire to accommodate data centre facilities for North Yorkshire Police within the Community Safety Hub.
Data centre facilities have formed part of the Community Safety Hub project from the outset. The Project Board has approved a data centre facility in a building set apart from the main Community Safety Hub but within the Hemlington site.
In project terms, the key step required is to commission the design of a suitable data centre building and apply for the necessary planning permission.
Pursuant to the agreement reached with North Yorkshire, the design will be for a building which meets the needs of both Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police.
In financial terms, the following arise:
- Following the agreement reached, the Project Sponsors have approved the commissioning of plans for a suitable external data centre, The anticipated cost of this work is within the agreed budget for the overall project.
- High-level estimates of the cost of the data centre, and the basis upon which they can be split as part of the collaboration, have been provided to North Yorkshire.
The Commissioner is invited to note the agreement reached in principle and note the formal decision reached by the Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire in favour of progressing the proposal and agree to progressing this matter.