BAILEY CLADDING USED ON AWARD-WINNING NEW SCOTLAND YARD PROJECT
The refurbishment and remodelling of New Scotland Yard, which includes a number of Bailey products, has been recognised in the 2017 British Construction Industry Awards, winning The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award.
The category celebrates local or central government building projects and the £58m update and extension of the Metropolitan Police Service’s HQ certainly impressed the judges in this year’s awards.
The Metropolitan Police has been implementing a strategy to streamline its operations, including modernising its facilities to allow flexible working and improved efficiency. As part of this, New Scotland Yard’s Curtis Green building was expanded to around 12,000sq m through extensions to the rear, roof and front concourse.
Constructed in the 1930s, the building takes pride of place on the Thames Embankment, so an innovative design was developed to complement the original architectural features while adding a contemporary edge. Bailey worked with sub-contractor Windell, brought on board by main contractor BAM, to provide aluminium cladding and coping to the plant room and extension, as well as roof lights for the grand front entrance to the building.
Daniel Gilmore, Bailey CEO, said:
“The BCI Awards are incredibly prestigious and recognised throughout the industry. We want to say a huge congratulations to the whole project team for winning The Prime Minister’s Award. The project is a fantastic example of excellence in terms of design and build of a facility that will benefit society and we’re proud to have been involved. The products and systems we supplied will contribute to the longevity of this important building for many years to come.”
The winners of the 30th British Construction Industry Awards were announced during a ceremony on 11 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
New Scotland Yard
Commissioning Authority: Metropolitan Police Service
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Design Engineer: Arup
Main Contractor: BAM