A Midland police force’s former headquarters are going on the market as senior officers bid to cut spending by more than £20 million.

Property consultantcy firm Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has been instructed to sell Warwickshire Police’s 19th century Grade II-listed Woodcote House and the surrounding six-acre estate at Leek Wootton.

Chief officers moved out in February last year to operate from the new Warwickshire Criminal Justice Centre in Leamington Spa as part of a scheme to save a total of £22.9 million by March 2015.

The former stately home, dating from 1861 and used by the force for 62 years, can be sold as a whole or in seven lots but the police will keep a small communications centre on site.

LSH would not disclose a sale price for the venue, believed to be worth £3.5 million, with initial bids expected by December.