Mace to deliver modern police headquarters and law courts in the historic Square Mile

Mace, the global consultancy and construction company, has been formally appointed by the City of London Corporation to construct the Salisbury Square Development, a new civic hub in the heart of the historic Square Mile, following successful completion of a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA).

With over 30 years’ experience delivering iconic construction projects in the Square Mile, Mace will help realise the City Corporation’s vision of the landmark development.

The scheme will create 150 direct construction jobs - and a further 80 jobs through the supply chain - and generate around £10 million Gross Value Added (GVA) per year during construction. Once operational, the GVA benefits are expected to rise to £51 million per annum.

The unique and complex project, designed by Eric Parry Architects, will house a flagship legal facility for His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and a state-of-the-art headquarters for the City of London Police.

The new City of London Law Court forms part of a wider redevelopment scheme by the City of London Corporation that will also create a new City of London Police HQ. The scheme also includes a grade A commercial building, increased public realm and has strong sustainability credentials.

The new court will provide a total of 18 court rooms, an increase of 10 on the current position with a focus on high-level fraud, cyber and economic crime.

The development is on track for completion in 2026.

Justice Minister, Mike Freer, said:

“This new City of London Law Courts development will provide our capital with an extra eight state-of-the-art Crown courtrooms that are fully equipped to meet the needs of our world-leading legal services sector. 

"Today’s news symbolises London’s place as a global centre for law and gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of our justice system. By investing even more into our courts, we are continuing to ensure victims receive the justice they deserve quicker.” 

Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, Chris Hayward, said:

“The Salisbury Square Development will play a vital role in ensuring we adapt to the changing demands on policing and delivering justice, supporting the UK economy and helping attract international business.

“It will also have a transformative impact on the local area and we look forward to working with Mace to deliver the project.”

Chairman of the Capital Buildings Board at the City of London Corporation, Sir Michael Snyder, said:

“The Salisbury Square Development is a vitally important civic development for the Square Mile and its construction will ensure we remain at the cutting edge of justice.

“The City’s position as a world-leading legal centre with effective law enforcement plays a major role in helping the UK attract international business.”

Gareth Lewis, CEO for Construction at Mace said:

“We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver this exciting scheme and play a part in the next phase of this thriving part of the historic Square Mile.

“There is no doubt that the Salisbury Square Development will play a leading role in the future of the City of London – and in policing across the UK - and we are honoured to have been entrusted with its construction.”

Angela McLaren, City of London Police Commissioner, said:

“We’re delighted at this next step towards a state-of-the-art police headquarters which will deliver a modern, future-proof and sustainable headquarters as part of the new Salisbury Square development. The new building will reflect both our policing of the Square Mile and our national role in combatting economic crime.”

Aecom, Avison Young and Buro Happold make up the professional and design teams with separate briefs for the project.

Notes to editors:

CGI images of Salisbury Square Development can be downloaded here: https://we.tl/t-Zmv0r0QGpL

About the City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

About Mace
Mace is a global company of experts in shaping the built environment. It provides development, consulting, construction and operations services for many of the world’s most inspiring building and infrastructure projects and programmes – from Olympic parks and iconic skyscrapers to state-of-the-art data centres, schools, hospitals and homes.

The privately-owned company, headquartered in London, UK, has an annual turnover of £1.9bn. Over 30 years, its growth has been fuelled by an adventurous spirit and the relentless pursuit of a better way. Today, the company employs over 7,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, the Americas, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific.

Mace is driven by its purpose to redefine the boundaries of ambition, and its vision of leading the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world.

Find out more at www.macegroup.com