The design has extended the building in every direction
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for Metropolitan Police Service
Contract value: £58m
This project for the Metropolitan Police Service’s new headquarters is a remodelling and extension of the 1930s stone-clad Curtis Green Building on the Thames Embankment.
The architect’s brief was to create flexible and efficient office environments by extending the floor space beyond the footprint of the original building. It was also to make a landmark statement for the nationally important Met police force.
The design has extended the building in every direction, with a beautiful curved glass and timber ground floor entrance pavilion, a additional modern rooftop floor and a new multi-storey rear extension. Despite these significant contemporary insertions, these new elements manage not to overwhelm either the architecture of the historic structure, nor indeed the neighbouring historic Whitehall buildings.