New Scotland Yard

London. 2016

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2016
  • Clients: Metropolitan Police Service and MOPAC

AHMM’s design for New Scotland Yard is a radical remodelling and extension of the Curtis Green Building, a 1930s building on the Thames Embankment, which was an earlier home of the MPS. The core objectives of the brief were to create modern, flexible and efficient office environments, extend available floor space and facilitate agile working with more interaction between staff. The design has transformed the building with the addition of an elegant curved glass entrance pavilion and rooftop pavilions and a reworking of the existing accommodation. The scheme has expanded the building’s floor area from 8,691sqm to around 12,000sqm through extensions to the rear, roof and front concourse. The contemporary design of these complements and enhances the architectural features of the original building and the materials, colours and proportions of neighbouring Whitehall buildings. Inside the building, AHMM has created a flexible office environment to facilitate collaboration and interaction. The rooftop extension provides multi-use conference space and terraces, and is illuminated to give presence at night, symbolising the 24/7 nature of the building along with its civic purpose. A brick ‘carpet’ in the landscape outside the entrance references the distinctive striped brickwork of the neighbouring Norman Shaw North building, while the Eternal Flame has been set within a contemplation pool south of the entrance pavilion.

Awards

AJ retrofit Award, best office over 10,000m2 2017 Building Magazine Project of the Year 2017 NLA Conservation and retrofit - commendation 2017 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017 RIBA London Region Award 2017 RIBA National Award 2017

19/09/2018

Open House 2018

AHMM is once again taking part in Open House London, the annual architecture festival that gives public access to hundreds of buildings across the city. This year’s programme takes place this weekend, and six AHMM buildings join the programme with architect-led tours of New Scotland Yard, Television Centre and White Collar Factory; The Library at Willesden Green, Barking Town Centre and the Barbican Centre will also be open to the public. Find out more about these and the full programme here.

 



 

22/08/2018

Open House 2018

AHMM is once again taking part in Open House London, the annual architecture festival that gives public access to hundreds of buildings across the city. This year’s programme takes place on the weekend of 22 and 23 September, and seven AHMM buildings join the programme with architect-led tours of Adelaide Wharf, New Scotland Yard, Television Centre and White Collar Factory; The Library at Willesden Green, Barking Town Centre and the Barbican Centre will also be open to the public. Find out more about these and the full programme here.

 



 

A new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police

15/02/2018

A new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police

AHMM has completed work on a new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police Service. The new museum, located in the basement of New Scotland Yard, will display selected items from the Met’s evidence archive, which was established in the mid-1870s as a teaching tool for its officers in training and, while not open to the public, remains a vital resource for police officers and researchers today. Dark painted walls, soffits and flooring provide a dramatic setting for a contrasting ‘timeline’ of specially-lit white display cabinets and plinths containing the exhibits and artefacts, many of which featured in infamous cases over the Met’s history.
 



 

08/11/2017

Awards wins in London and Oxford

New Scotland Yard was last night (8 November) named Project of the Year at the Building Awards, which are organised by Building Magazine to recognise projects and initiatives across the construction industry. AHMM was also highly commended for Architecture Practice of the Year. Meanwhile, Barns Road – also shortlisted for a Building Award – won an award from the Oxford Preservation Trust in a ceremony held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. See the full list of OPT Award winners here.
 



 

Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced

03/11/2017

Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced

Three AHMM projects have been announced as regional finalists in the 2018 Civic Trust Awards: New Scotland Yard and One King William Street in London, and Barns Road in Oxford. Established in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve. Barns Road has also been nominated for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design, which aims to reward and promote exemplars specific to universal design. Award winners will be announced in December – find out more about the finalists here.

 



 

New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017

12/10/2017

New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017

New Scotland Yard has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, which each year gives recognition and encouragement to excellence in publicly funded buildings and infrastructure. The award was announced last night at the British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards. In addition, our client Roger Harding, Director of Real Estate Development for the Metropolitan Police, was given the BCI Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution in recognition of his lead role in the project as well as his work on rationalising the Met’s estate and commissioning new police training and forensics facilities in London.
 

New Scotland Yard is the result of an RIBA-organised international competition won by AHMM in 2013 to develop the former Curtis Green building on London’s Embankment for the Metropolitan Police’s new headquarters. Completed in December 2016, the project has since won awards including an RIBA National Award and an AJ Retrofit Award.
 



 

AJ Retrofit Award

19/09/2017

AJ Retrofit Award

New Scotland Yard, the home of the Metropolitan Police, has been awarded this year’s AJ Retrofit Award for best office over 10,000m2. The Retrofit Awards celebrate excellent design, engineering and construction that extends the life of an existing building through retrofitting in an exemplary way; past AHMM winners have included Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre (Retrofit of the Year 2016) and the University of Amsterdam (Retrofit of the Year 2014). Find out more about all the 2017 winners here.
 



 

01/09/2017

Open House London 2017

AHMM is again participating in Open House London, an annual celebration of architecture that sees more than 800 buildings open to the public during the weekend of 16-17 September. For Open House London’s 25th year, AHMM is opening pioneering housing at Adelaide Wharf; Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School; RIBA Award 2017 winners New Scotland Yard, The Library at Willesden Green and Grand Union Studios/The Ladbroke Grove; ‘city sandwich’ Westminster Bridge Road; new apartments at Weston Street in Bermondsey; the recently completed White Collar Factory; and its Old Street roundabout neighbour The Bower. Find out more on the Open House website. Please note all tours of New Scotland Yard are fully booked.
 



 

31/07/2017

Building Awards shortlist

AHMM’s work and practice have been shortlisted for three Building Magazine awards. New Scotland Yard is a finalist for Building of the Year and Barns Road for Housing Project of the Year, while AHMM is shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year. Winners will be announced in London on 9 November.
 



 

New Scotland Yard officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen

17/07/2017

New Scotland Yard officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, opened New Scotland Yard on 13 July. Though the Metropolitan Police have been working in their new home on the Embankment since the beginning of this year, the event marked the official opening of the new headquarters with the unveiling of a special plaque and new coat of arms, and was attended by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, and other members of the Met and London’s emergency services, as well as Paul Monaghan on behalf of the AHMM project team. New Scotland Yard has won a RIBA National Award and is currently shortlisted for BCI, AJ Retrofit and World Architecture Festival awards.
 



 

05/07/2017

New London Awards 2017

AHMM’s proposals for Stour Wharf, a residential scheme in the Olympic Park, have won the New London Award for unbuilt homes. New Scotland Yard and Google Pancras Square also received commendations at the NLA Annual Lunch held at the Guildhall today (5 July). Find out more about the New London Awards here.

 



 

New Scotland Yard wins RIBA National Award

22/06/2017

New Scotland Yard wins RIBA National Award

New Scotland Yard, AHMM’s redevelopment of the Curtis Green building to create a new headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Service, has been given a National Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The project is one of 49 buildings across the UK given RIBA National Awards in recognition of their significant contributions to architecture – find out more here.
 



 

RIBA London Awards 2017

23/05/2017

RIBA London Awards 2017

Four AHMM projects have been recognised with RIBA London Awards announced last night (22 May): One King William Street, the reinvention of a Grade ll listed building in the Bank Conservation Area; Grand Union Studios and The Ladbroke Grove, a mixed use scheme with residential, retail and flexible office space; The Library at Willesden Green, a civic centre including a library, performing arts space, café, gallery, archive and museum; and New Scotland Yard, the new home of the Metropolitan Police Service on the Thames Embankment.

RIBA London winners, along with winners from the other ten regions, will now be considered for RIBA National Awards to be announced in June. Find out more about the RIBA Awards here.
 



 

New Scotland Yard shortlisted for AJ100 Building of the Year

25/04/2017

New Scotland Yard shortlisted for AJ100 Building of the Year

New Scotland Yard is one of eight new buildings to be shortlisted for the AJ100’s Building of the Year Award, given to the judges’ choice of the best building by an AJ100 practice in the last 12 months. The winner will be announced on 14 June; you can find out more about the shortlist here.
 



 

11/04/2017

Nine AHMM projects shortlisted for RIBA regional awards

A total of nine projects by AHMM have been shortlisted for this year’s awards in the RIBA’s London, East, North West and South regions. In London, The Library at Willesden Green, Grand Union Studios/The Ladbroke Grove, New Scotland Yard, 1 King William Street, Upper Richmond Road and Google 6 Pancras Square have been visited by regional judges; Liverpool’s Royal Court was shortlisted in the North West region; Alconbury Weald Club in RIBA East; and Barns Place in RIBA South. Regional winners will be announced at ceremonies in May.

 



 

01/12/2015

Scotland Yard tops out

Director Paul Monaghan and the Scotland Yard design team joined Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, and Jane Bond MBE, Director of Property Services for the Metropolitan Police, to celebrate the new home of the Metropolitan Police reaching its highest point. The refurbished and extended building will feature a multi-use roof pavilion, a new glazed public entrance building and public open spaces.
 



 

AHMM Wins Scotland Yard HQ

15/10/2013

AHMM Wins Scotland Yard HQ

AHMM has won the international design competition to create a new central London HQ for the Metropolitan Police Service. Key design features include a new public entrance pavilion, extensions to the building itself and the creation of public open spaces. The world-famous revolving sign will be retained as well as the Eternal Flame and Roll of Honour, currently located at New Scotland Yard in Victoria. AHMM worked with specialists Haverstock, ARUP, DP9 and Gillespies on the proposals. Read the Metropolitan Police press release for more information.
 



 

Scotland Yard HQ on BBC London News

15/10/2013

Scotland Yard HQ on BBC London News

Watch director Paul Monaghan speak to BBC London News about AHMM’s designs for Scotland Yard HQ for the Metropolitan Police Service. The story features 17.10 minutes into last night’s 6.30pm news programme. As well as a chance to see Paul with the model of the winning design, the news piece offers historic footage and an interview with Deputy Major for Policing Stephen Greenhalgh.
 



 

05/08/2013

AHMM Shortlisted for Scotland Yard HQ

AHMM is amongst the five practices shortlisted by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for the design competition to create a new central London HQ for the MPS. Involving the redevelopment of the existing and currently unoccupied Curtis Green MPS building, the new HQ will face onto the Victoria Embankment with views across the River Thames to London County Hall, Westminster Bridge and the London Eye. The full press release, issued by RIBA Competitions, can be read here.
 




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