New HQ for the Metropolitan Police Service

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is delighted to announce the launch of 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.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, EoI, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Administration
Country UK
Registration Deadline 27 June 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 27 June 2013
Eligibility Registered Architect/Practices

Description
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is delighted to announce the launch of 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.

Jury
The panel, will include representatives of MOPAC, building professionals and Bill Taylor, architect, from Taylor Snell acting as RIBA Adviser who will Chair the panel. Joanne Wallis (RIBA Competitions) will attend the assessments to document the selection process and provide procedural support.

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

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Shortlist notified & Stage 2 brief issued: w/c 15 JUL
Submission of Stage 2 material: w/c 26 AUG
Successful team notified: 9 OCT

Organizer
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Official Website
http://www.architecture.com/...