The London Metropolitan police may be forced to find extra office space in London due to the new Scotland Yard being too small for its staff.
This information has come to light just days after the current Met headquarters were sold to an Arabic Investment company for £370m.
A report from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime or the MOPAC, has indicated that a significant amount of money will need to be spent in order to accommodate police staff requirements.
New Scotland Yard, the new police headquarters is a refurbished office space on the Victoria embankment, also referred to as Curtis Green.
There is not currently enough room in the police headquarters to accommodate the legal team. It is said that the Met’s legal team will now move to Holborn police station.
Lib Dem London Assembly Member, Caroline Pidgeon, stated: “It is quite extraordinary that in the rush to sell the police estate, the Mayor’s office don’t appear to have planned a space for their police officers and staff,” adding, “Yet more money looks set to be spent to sort out this mistake, at a time when the police face ever greater financial pressures.”
The conversion of the New Scotland Yard office currently stands at £58m.
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