One of London's highest profile civic buildings gets a makeover
Of the large number of 1960s civic and administrative offices in London in need of improvement, New Scotland Yard is probably one of its best known: we made its refurbishment viable and cost-effective.
Metropolitan Police New Scotland Yard refurbishment Project summary
Metropolitan Police Service
- Start date
- March 2010
- End date
- April 2012
Our two-year programme to refurbish and replace equipment at New Scotland Yard - former home of the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) - was the force's biggest project for four years.
As well as overhauling nine floors of the existing building, we upgraded critical services and installed new generator-backed uninterruptible power supplies as part of the Met's strategy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
We replaced the services as they were decommissioned to keep the overall building fully operational - important in any civic office, but essential at New Scotland Yard, which has to be operational 24/7.
There were many challenges to overcome: the building is set within a confined urban site with sensitive neighbours and had undergone half a century of multiple unrecorded adaptions that we needed to identify through detailed surveys.