“AHMM has won the international design competition, organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects, to create a new central London Hq for the Metropolitan Police Service.
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. AHMM worked with specialists Haverstock, Arup, Dp9 and Gillespies on the proposals.” AHMM
Bill Taylor, Riba Competitions Adviser: “Through the careful extension of the public realm across the site and consideration of its neighbours in massing and materiality terms, these proposals will serve to strengthen this cohesion.
Weaving the heritage and culture of the Metropolitan Police into the fabric of the building and the spaces that surround it, the proposals strike a balance between respect for what already exists and the desire of the client to present a new, open and progressive face to the community they serve.”
The Metropolitan police will move there in 2015, with the New Scotland Yard building on Victoria Street in Westminster being sold.
Shortlist in full
- Allford HallMonaghan Morris
- Allies and Morrison
- Foster and Partners
- Keith WilliamsArchitects
- Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands