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Built in 1935 for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the former Curtis Green building formed a three-building headquarters for the Met during the Second World War. In 2013, to meet with austerity measures of the British Government, the MPS sold the former New Scotland Yard building in Broadway and set about renovating the Curtis Green building to be their future home.

AHMM was awarded the renovation contract with the brief to extend the volume of floor space, whilst providing flexible office interiors that allow efficient engagement between staff. A rooftop extension presents multi-use conference spaces and terraces, illuminated at night to give presence in keeping of a civic building of this magnitude. The front concourse pavilion constructed from glass and timber provide an elegant entrance, whilst a multi-storey rear extension all combine to expand the building’s floor area from 8,691sqm to approximately 12,000sqm.

The MPS retained the iconic, revolving New Scotland Yard sign and positioned it outside the entrance of the new building. Highly acclaimed, the building has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017, which each year gives recognition and  encouragement to excellence in publicly funded buildings and infrastructure.

Shadbolt were asked to help the project and duly manufactured and supplied bespoke FSC®-certified flush and glazed FD30 and FD60 doors and doorsets, factory spray lacquered in both RAL 9010 Pure White and RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey. In addition, high performance acoustic (>43dB) doors and doorsets were also supplied.