Brixton police station’s front counter is to relocate to a van directly outside its front doors for about six weeks, the Metropolitan Police said today (14 June).
The move is to allow refurbishment of the building to take place.
The station’s current configuration “fails to provide a modern policing facility,” the Met said.
Refurbishment is expected to take around six weeks.
The existing front counter at the station will close at 7am on Monday 28 June. The van-based counter outside will open simultaneously.
“Officers and staff will remain in contact with the public and partners throughout the refurbishment process,” the Met said.
Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, in charge of policing for Lambeth borough, said: “Brixton Police Station is being refurbished to ensure the building is up to date and provides staff with the facilities and equipment they need to provide the best possible service to our communities.
“After a brief period of closure, the front counter will re-open as a vastly improved facility.
“While the refurbishment is taking place, we will have a temporary 24/7 front counter situated directly outside Brixton Police Station for communities in the local area.
“Our top priority is ensuring members of the public can access the help they need,” Wingrove said.
There are a range of ways to contact the police, including online via the Met website, by phone ujsing 101, or 999 in the case of an emergency.
People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
As a result of Covid-19, the police continue continue to ask people to follow government measures and to use online services where possible.
This includes reporting crimes online rather than visiting a front counter.
The Met said that, while the planned date for the work was accurate as of now, “delays to the timeline may occur as a result of Covid-19 or other reasons.
“Where this does happen, we will endeavour to communicate updated timelines as soon as possible.”