UK-based Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has won a competition to design the new Scotland Yard headquarters for London’s police.
The business- currently also working on Google’s new London base- will renovate the riverside Curtis Green building in Whitehall, a former police station, to replace the existing New Scotland Yard building in Westminster.
The architects propose “a police headquarters that will be more open and accessible, and will help the Met reconnect with the public.”
It will feature a new public entrance pavilion, extensions to the existing building and a series of public spaces, designed in collaboration with specialist architects Haverstock.
The well-known revolving sign will be retained and relocated, as will the Eternal Flame and Roll of Honour which pays tribute to officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Paul Monaghan, a director at AHMM, said: “This is a very important project for AHMM with the opportunity to work with one of the most significant and longest established law enforcement bodies in the world.
“We look forward to working with the Metropolitan Police Service to develop a building that supports them in their changing role within the city.”
The police will move into the new building in 2015, while the old building will be sold to raise funds that will be reinvested in frontline policing.