Metropolitan Police Service: New Scotland Yard HQ Building

Sponsor: RIBA

Location: London

Type: Expression of Interest (EOI), two-stage, international


Architects and practices, which should also consider the input of structural and building services engineers and cost advice. Other specialists such as space planners may also be proposed. Practicing architects must be registered with the Architects Registration Board in the UK, or an equivalent regulatory authority for overseas based applicants. Architects with more limited experience in the delivery of relevant projects may wish to consider collaborating with another practice, but the proposed delivery arrangement should be clearly articulated in the Expression of Interest document.

Language: English


27 June 2013: Expression of Interest (EOI) Deadline

Awards: Each architect/practice shortlisted to proceed to the design phase of the competition will receive an equal honorarium of £6,000 plus VAT.

Design Challenge:

Expressions of Interest are invited for a new 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 Invited Design Competition provides architects/practices with the opportunity to produce a design for the renovation of this landmark in one of London’s most important and historic areas – to provide a modern, flexible and secure office environment for the MPS. 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.

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