Scotland Yard is a new headquarters building for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in Whitehall. Combining a new public realm, glazed public room and rooftop pavilion with the refurbishment and extension of the existing Curtis Green building, the development creates a welcoming, open face for the organisation. The entrance forecourt extends the Ministry of Defence’s Whitehall Gardens, making a range of public spaces within a sculpted landscape. In conjunction with the new public room these new landscape interventions mediate between the MPS HQ and the street. A striped entrance mat that references the distinctive brickwork pattern of Norman Shaw’s ‘Old Scotland Yard’ is placed between the public room and the existing building to signify the organisation’s continuity and to indicate the point of entry. Above, a roof pavilion – providing multi-use space, meeting rooms and a terrace with sweeping River Thames views – completes the spatial mix. Glazed and lit internally at night, the subtle blue glow of the pavilion symbolises the 24/7 nature of the building as well as its civic purpose.

Awards
  • 2017 AJ Retrofit - 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
2016
Location
Westminster, London
Client
Metropolitan Police Service & MOPAC
Main Contractor
BAM
Structural Engineer
Arup
M&E Consultant
Arup/BAM
Cost Consultant and Project Manager
Arcadis
Landscape Architect
Gillespies
Fire Engineer
Arup
Daylighting Consultant
Gordon Ingram Associates
Acoustic Consultant
Arup
Transport Consultant
Arup
Planning Consultant
DP9
Space Planning
Haverstock
Approved Building Inspector
Butler + Young
Façade Engineer
Arup
Lighting Designer
Arup

Open House London 2019 19.09.19

A new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police 15.02.18

Awards wins in London and Oxford 08.11.17

Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced 03.11.17

New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017 12.10.17

AJ Retrofit Award 19.09.17

Building Awards shortlist 31.07.17

New Scotland Yard officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen 17.07.17

New London Awards 2017 05.07.17

Architecture and the Art of the Extra Ordinary at the British School at Rome 03.07.17

New Scotland Yard wins RIBA National Award 22.06.17

RIBA London Awards 2017 26.05.17

New Scotland Yard shortlisted for AJ100 Building of the Year 25.04.17

Nine AHMM projects shortlisted for RIBA regional awards 11.04.17

Scotland Yard tops out 01.12.15

Six Projects Shortlisted for WAF 2014 08.07.14

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