The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the design competition to create a new central London HQ - replacing their existing New Scotland Yard building.
The competition received an excellent response and the shortlisted teams selected (in alphabetical order) are:
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Allies and Morrison
Foster and Partners
Keith Williams Architects
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Roger Harding MPS - Director of Real Estate Development said: “The competition generated considerable interest with the chance to create a new landmark building for London. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the world class field of national and international award-winning practices who submitted expressions of interest. The selection process was exceptionally difficult but we are delighted to have five such high quality architects on our shortlist for this important building.
“The move to Curtis Green is an exciting opportunity for the MPS to create a modern and efficient working environment within this new headquarters. We look forward to seeing a winning design that respects the history of the building whilst reflecting the MPS need to modernise our estate.”
The new HQ, to be called Scotland Yard, will involve the redevelopment of the existing and currently unoccupied Curtis Green MPS building located on the Victoria Embankment, London, SW1. The Curtis Green Building, named after architect William Curtis Green, sits within the Whitehall Conservation Area between the Norman Shaw Building and the Ministry of Defence. It faces onto the Victoria Embankment with views across the River Thames to London County Hall, Westminster Bridge and the London Eye.
The shortlisted teams will now work on their design proposals and will be invited to present these to the judging panel in September 2013.