Notes to editors
- An image of the submitted design by the chosen architect AHMM is available from Press Bureau-020 7230 2171.
- Haverstock is an architectural practice with a specific focus on public-sector projects and has designed buildings including police stations, schools and offices. More information can be found via www.haverstock.com/.
- Scotland Yard has moved several times before – from Whitehall Place to Great Scotland Yard in 1875, to the Norman Shaw building in 1890 and to the current building in 1967. This future move therefore marks a return to its previous location
- The sale of the current New Scotland Yard will look to generate receipts in excess of £180m to reinvest into estate.
- The Curtis Green Building (1935-40) was designed by William Curtis Green architect as an annex to the former New Scotland Yard (now the Norman Shaw building). It was occupied by the MPS after the Second World War to house the MPS forensics and other technology departments. It became in due course a police station, before (1985) becoming home to the HQ of MPS Territorial Policing until the building was vacated in 2010. A range of options improving choice.
- The police estate is vast and expensive, with almost 500 buildings, costing £203 million a year to run
- The Estate Strategy is available at www.london.gov.uk/priorities/policing-crime and covers the entire MOPAC estate including police stations, forensic labs, firing ranges, training grounds, horse and dog centres, offices and custody facilities. It draws on the best examples from both the public private sectors for space efficiency and modern working. Combines with investment in new and refurbished buildings, this will ensure the Met has a modern, well equipped and efficient estate suitable for current and future policing.
- Please ensure RIBA Competitions are credited when mentioning the above competition. Competitions deliver exciting buildings and projects; they drive up quality, stimulate creativity and innovation and generate a range of options improving choice. RIBA Competitions is the Royal Institute of British Architect’s unit dedicated to organising architectural and other design-related competitions. For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions
- The Metropolitan Police (MPS) was founded in 1829, and is the largest police force in the UK and is amongst the largest in the world. Headquartered in New Scotland Yard, the MPS delivers territorial and specialist policing services to over eight million Londoners across 620 square miles; to millions of commuters, tourists and visitors to our City; and to many National and International communities. The MPS organisational mission is to make London the safest major city in the world. The MPS primary role is to cut crime and to maintain public order on our streets. We are focused on preventing crime, targeting offenders, supporting victims, and building on the support and trust of Londoners. For further details visit www.met.police.uk
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