The former Great Scotland Yard is undergoing a transformation from the old Metropolitan headquarters into a luxury hotel. The redevelopment is being completed by London’s leading property specialist – Galliard Homes. The site has a fascinating history, previously being the location where the famous Plaistow Marshes (1864) and Jack the Ripper (1888) crimes were investigated.
SGW conducted a threat and risk assessment for the new development, and subsequently advise on security countermeasures required. The recent tragic attack in Westminster has served as a reminder that security needs to be taken very seriously at all times, regardless of perceived threat level.
Plans have been put into place to extend the building so that it will have seven storeys and two basement levels. Within the hotel guests can expect 92,000 sq. ft. of sheer luxury which will include a library, bars, dining rooms and deluxe bedrooms, the most expensive and indulgent suite could even cost up to £10,000 per night for guests. This highly anticipated hotel is due to be complete in 2017 and is already 30 percent finished.