• Salisbury Square Development, London
  • Salisbury Square Development, London

Salisbury Square Development

The City of London Corporation has identified a unique opportunity to create modern facilities for both the City of London Police and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in the heart of the historic Square Mile.

Eric Parry Architect has been commissioned to design and deliver a new, purpose-built 18-courtroom legal facility called the City of London Law Courts and a cutting-edge police head-quarters equipped to combat fraud and economic crime across the UK.

Built to exemplar standards when it comes to accessibility and sustainability, the buildings are designed to last for at least 125 years. Salisbury Square will be enlarged and refocused as a gathering point for the development, somewhere people can enjoy.

The placement of buildings and introduction of new routes has been inspired by the ancient City, with passageways and spaces encouraging conversation and exchange of information. Eric Parry Architects have prioritised the continuation of this tradition and integrated it into a modern development as a vital part of civic life.


“As architect and lead designer it represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to design a civic quarter at the heart of one of Europe’s great historic centres. It carries with it a huge responsibility to design buildings that are sustainable and modern to meet the 21st century needs of the Judiciary and Police whilst paying homage to the history and context of a place.”
Eric Parry



  • Project name: Salisbury Square Development
  • Client: City of London Corporation
  • Location: London
  • Services: Architecture, Masterplanning, Public Realm


  • Architects: Fielden + Mawson
  • Architects: Raymond Smith Partnership
  • Access Consultants: David Bonnett Associates
  • Consultant: Aecom
  • Landscape Architect: Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape
  • Urban Movement Consultants: Space Syntax
  • Visualiser: DBOX


  • WAF Future Civic Project Award - Shortlisted (2022)