Planet Install Acoustic Partitioning at Scotland Yard
Planet Partitioning have recently completed the internal acoustic partitioning screens and doorset package at the new Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Whitehall, London. The new Scotland Yard building is a big move for the Met. Leaving New Scotland Yard for the smaller space in Whitehall means the building will now simply be known as ‘Scotland Yard’. The move was in conjunction with the plan to sell a third of the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime estate by the end of 2015.
BAM Construction was awarded the £30m contract back in 2014 by AHMM Architects and were faced with the challenge of updating the Curtis Green Building on Victoria Embankment from the 1930s and transform it into a ‘modern, well equipped and efficient new headquarters fit for the 21st century’. An additional remit for the building is for it to be accessible and welcoming to the general public. The building therefore was undergoing a complete renovation, combining a glazed entrance and roof gardens in addition to the remodelling and extension.
BAM contracted Planet Partitioning to manufacture, design and install the internal glazed doors and partitioning screens. To adhere to the strict acoustic specification that the Met Headquarters would need, Planet installed our p100DG partitioning screens and SonoTec glazed doorsets. With the p100DG range being acoustically tested to British Standards and achieving 54dB Rw combined with the SonoTec glazed acoustic doors achieving up to 42dB Rw this is Planet’s highest performing acoustic range.
The London Department of Policing and Crime state: “Scotland Yard is returning to its historical home in Whitehall. The new smaller Met HQ will help deliver a 21st century police force and… help Londoners reconnect with the Met”.
Planet Partitioning would like to thank BAM Construction and AHMM Architects for the opportunity of being involved on this historic project.