Architect selected for new Met Police HQ design

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ARCHITECTS have been selected to create the new London HQ of the Metropolitan Police.

Allford Halls Monaghan Morris won an international design competition (winning design pictured above) and it is their plans that will now go forward for the new Scotland Yard building.

The firm, previously responsible for designs for Google’s London HQ at King’s Cross and a new University of Amsterdam building, will retain the Met’s famous revolving sign.

The Met decided to leave it’s previous base, New Scotland Yard, in Victoria as part of a cost cutting drive and its new HQ will be in the Curtis Green building on the Victoria Embankment.

Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh said: “Scotland Yard is 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“By selling outdated and impractical buildings like the New Scotland Yard that are costly to maintain, we can reduce property running costs. The money raised from the sale of these buildings will be ploughed back into frontline policing so that our officers are equipped with the tools and technology they need to fight crime and to continue to keep London safe.”

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