Architect wins design competition to revamp the Curtis Green building that will be new home of the Met
Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been appointed to design London’s new police headquarters.
The firm will redesign the iconic Curtis Green building on the city’s Victoria Embankment, which will be renamed Scotland Yard once the Metropolitan Police move in.
AHMM saw off competition from Allies and Morrison, Foster and Partners, Keith Williams Architects and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands to win the job.
Key features of AHMM’s design are a new public entrance pavilion, extensions to the building itself and the creation of public open spaces.
The firm’s design will also see the famous rotating Scotland Yard sign retained.
This is the latest in a run of high profile appointment for the practice which is also designing the revamp of BBC Television Centre and Google’s new London HQ.
Paul Monaghan, director of AHMM, said the project was a “very important” opportunity to work with a long established law enforcement agency.
He added: “We look forward to working with the Metropolitan Police Service to develop a building that supports them in their changing role within the city.”
Deputy mayor for policing and crime Stephen Greenhalgh said Scotland Yard was “returning to its historical home in Whitehall”.
“The new, smaller Met HQ will help deliver a 21st century police force and AHMM’s design, which includes a public space, will help Londoners to reconnect with the Met.
“By selling outdated and impractical buildings like the New Scotland Yard that are costly to maintain, we can reduce property running costs.”