A former police station has been purchased as part of plans to redevelop the wider area for housing.

St Albans City and District Council bought the Victoria Street station last week after Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd agreed to sell the station earlier this year. 

The council has outlined a rejuvenation scheme to build new offices and homes on the site, as well as improving public spaces and walkways in the area.

The council’s plans also include buying the former NHS clinic just off Bricket Road.

The land owned by the council to the north of Civic Close will be linked to the former police station in the south once this transaction goes ahead.

David Lloyd said: “The St Albans policing team have relocated to a fully operational police station in the council offices where they work alongside community safety colleagues.

“This development will deliver on-going revenue to spend on local policing, and I’m pleased to see that the council is working with partners from across the public sector to deliver an exciting new space for residents in St Albans.”