Renowned architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) have been chosen to redesign London’s new police headquarters, it was announced today by the Mayor of London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) is selling the current Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) headquarters, New Scotland Yard, and moving to more modern, cost effective offices at the iconic Curtis Green building on the Victoria Embankment in 2015. This will then be known as Scotland Yard.
A world-class field of architects responded to the RIBA design competition, launched in May 2013, to find the most suitable and financially viable proposal for the building. AHMM’s winning design envisages a police headquarters that will be more open and accessible and will help the Met to reconnect with the public, whilst respecting the heritage of the Whitehall Conservation Area in which it is sited.
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.