New London HQ for the Metropolitan Police

Scotland Yard


Curtis Green Building

 Curtis Green Building

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is delighted to launch a design competition on behalf of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to create a new central London HQ - replacing their existing New Scotland Yard building.

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 Curtis Green redevelopment will provide a state-of-the art HQ for the MPS that also respects the heritage and location of the building and the need to deliver value for money for the MOPAC and the Met.

The original building, constructed as an annexe to the original New Scotland Yard, had no significant front entrance. A new modern, efficient and highly visible entrance and reception will be an important part of the design. The iconic revolving sign will also be relocate to the new Curtis Green Development.

For more information see the full competition brief:


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