A section of land on Batabano Road has been cleared for the possible construction of a new police station for West Bay.

The 2.7-acre parcel is just east of the current station. The swampy ground that has been exposed is being assessed to see if it is suitable for construction of a building that has, at this point, no architectural plan.

Few details are available about the potential project.

“As we are early on in this exercise, there is no estimated cost for the overall project,” a statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Force said. “A range of building options are still being considered. The current time frame for the project is approximately two to three years.”

But Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said his officers cannot remain in the existing station indefinitely.

“The current police station on West Church Street is in a very poor state and beyond economic repair, with a number of structural deficits and health and safety concerns that are well documented,” Byrne said in the statement. “A new police station is a necessity to meet both the current and future policing needs of the district and the island.”