Project to create home for Supreme Court wins prestigious award

18 June 2010

West One Infrastructure Services, The Ministry of Justice and Westminster Council have won the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation/CPNI’s ‘Security in the Public Realm Award 2010’ for their work in establishing the Supreme Court.

This award recognises excellence in the development, application or promulgation of effective and proportionate security systems within the public realm to counter established and evolving threats. The Award is sponsored by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

Judging criteria for the award includes originality and innovation, effective planning and design, contribution to pre-defined security objectives and partnership working.

Security measures are also judged on their ability to be aesthetically and operationally sympathetic to the surrounding environment as well as cost effective and sustainable.

Jenny Rowe, Chief Executive of the Court, said: “The establishment of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom was a significant high profile national event and creating a secure home for it in the heart of Parliament Square, was obviously a major consideration.

“The provision of streetscape improvements and security measures surrounding the building took account of security, accessibility and the needs of pedestrians.”