A historic 19th century Beverley police station is set to be vacated by the Humberside Police force.
The two-star listed building, which was built between 1804 and 1814, stands next door to Sessions House, which is currently a spa.
Phil Goatley, who is assistant chief officer (support) said the force had their eye on a new neighbourhood policing team base in the Flemingate development.
The development, costing £120 million, is set to include an 80-bed hotel, along with a cinema, department store and office accommodation.
Mr Goatley said: "We have a site, we have an outline design for the building - it is much closer to the town centre and more prominent and much easier for operational reasons to get out to the hinterland."
He added that the force would sell the old building to raise funds for the new premises. Mr Goatley said: "If there's a jewel in our estate crown that's possibly it."
Sessions House, which used to be a magistrates' court is the current building's next door neighbour and became the Sessions Spa seven years ago.
East Riding Constabulary began in 1856, two decades after Hull City Police Force.
In 1928, the constabulary then merged with Beverley Borough Police force, which formed in 1836. Further changes led to led to Humberside Police being created in 1974.
The Beverley station is currently not on the open marker, Humberside Police said.
Copyright Press Association 2012