Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove has announced the sale
of his office building, Pacific Exchange, to Hull City Council.
The net proceeds from the sale, around £350,000, along with savings in the cost of his
office will be used to create the Commissioner’s Crime Reduction Fund, full details of
which will be announced later this week, where local groups across East Yorkshire and
Northern Lincolnshire will be able to submit bids for projects to aid crime reduction and
The Commissioner will now relocate his staff to shared office accommodation in the
coming weeks, generating further annual savings which will also be added to the Fund.
Matthew Grove said: “As soon as I was elected I made a promise to sell Pacific
Exchange, the building I inherited from the former Police Authority, and use the
proceeds to create a fund for local community projects that will help me deliver the
outcomes in my Police and Crime Plan.
Pacific Exchange is far too large for my office and reduced number of staff and I will
now relocate my team into a shared building.
In my Police and Crime Plan, I have asked Humberside Police and our partners to look
at the savings and efficiency that can be obtained by co-locating our services. Since I
was elected, I have also managed to make significant annual savings of against the
running costs of my predecessor Humberside Police Authority.