Scotland Yard HQ wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

The British Construction Industry Awards recognise and reflect the best in design, engineering, building and construction.

ICE President Tim Broyd commented that “the design is stunning, complementing its surroundings”
ICE President Tim Broyd commented that “the design is stunning, complementing its surroundings”

Organised by New Civil Engineer Magazine and held in association with ICE and the Architects’ Journal and now in its 30th year, the British Construction Industry Awards show how civil engineers transform lives. All projects are judged by senior industry clients and peers.

The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award recognises excellence in publicly funded buildings and infrastructure and is supported by the Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

This year’s winner, New Scotland Yard on Victoria Embankment in London, formerly known as the Curtis Green building, represents a move back to Victoria Embankment by the Metropolitan Police Service, having previously occupied the address in 1890. New Scotland Yard’s previous site at 10 Broadway was vacated in 2016.

Caroline Nokes MP, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, says: “This award for Scotland Yard is testament to the government’s commitment to constructing public buildings which deliver value for money for the taxpayer and smarter public services.

“The building’s innovative design and use of technology helps the Met Police work in a more modern and efficient way. It was funded from the sale of its former building and acts as a central hub supported by nine local offices, putting police services more in touch with their local communities.”

Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, says: “I am delighted that our new building has been commended. This building, in the heart of Westminster and close to the Met’s founding location, allows the Metropolitan Police Service to look forward to the future, providing excellent facilities and technology for our officers and staff.”

ICE President and BCIA judge Professor Tim Broyd adds: “The design is stunning, complementing its surroundings and demonstrating a redevelopment that has been completed to the highest standard.”

See awards’ shortlist and full list of winners