Metropolitan Police Headquarters



Market Sector: Refurbishment

Client: Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

Engineer: Arup

Main Contractor: BAM Construction


Situated on Victoria Embankment and built in the 1930’s, the Curtis Green Building has been transformed into a “modern, well equipped and efficient new headquarters” for the Metropolitan Police.

Bourne Steel were contracted to install 620 tonnes of steelwork, intumescent coated to six different environmental conditions, with 4,300m2 of metal decking.

The existing front and side façades of the building have been retained and the rear of the building infilled with new steelwork. The steelwork commences with sections in the two lower basements. The refurbishment steelwork within the existing structure involved seven floors of infill steelwork, stiffening steelwork, and a complex jacking system to facilitate existing concrete columns being removed.

Above the seventh floor are two new floors of steelwork.