As part of an on-going security review of West Midlands Police headquarters in Birmingham, concrete blocks will be installed on Wednesday 31 May.
The vehicle mitigation measure has been planned for some time and is not a reaction to the events in Manchester. The blocks are temporary until a more permanent and visually aesthetic solution is installed.
The feature follows the renovation of Lloyd House on Colmore Circus Queensway which is now home to Birmingham City Centre Police Station, replacing the building in Steelhouse House Lane.
West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Gary Cann, said: “The introduction of concrete blocks outside West Midlands Police’s Lloyd House HQ is not as a result of any specific intelligence or threat.
“It forms part of a long term review of the security of Lloyd House which highlighted, among a range of other measures, a requirement for additional vehicle mitigation measures. The barriers are a temporary move while the force explores a permanent solution.”
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, said: “This is a sensible measure that the force is taking in regards to security.
“These barriers are not in response to any specific threat, but are part of an on-going piece of work into security of the police estate.
“I am working closely with the Chief Constable on this issue.”
Source:: West Midlands Police News