Site Opportunities and Considerations
As the UK looks ahead to life outside of the EU alongside a challenging recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we invest in our future.
The Salisbury Square Development is a flagship, national civic hub, nurturing our long-held strengths in justice, legal services and security.
The project will also create jobs, attract visitors, improve sustainability and the local environment driving recovery and growth in the Square Mile and beyond, ensuring that the City retains its global position as a beacon of business, law and justice.
The Salisbury Square Development will deliver a new, purpose-built 18-courtroom legal facility called the City of London Law Courts and a cutting-edge police headquarters equipped to amongst other things combat fraud and economic crime across the UK. Built to exemplar standards when it comes to accessibility and sustainability, these buildings will be built to last for at least 125 years. They will sit within a series of new public routes and spaces to open up and improve the wider area for all those living, working and visiting this part of the City. A commercial building will be built alongside the legal facility and City Police headquarters to contribute towards job creation and help fund the project. The scheme will also provide retail accommodation and a replacement public house in the listed 2-7 Salisbury Court building.
The requirements we are working towards meet the ambitious series of reforms that HMCTS are proposing to improve the legal system in this country, as well as to meet our own policies in the draft City Plan 2036, and have helped to shape the scheme presented on this website. Principally these reform measures aim to bring new technology and modern ways of working to the way justice is administered.
Hear from the partners delivering the plans
Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation
Chris Philp MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Immigration Compliance and the Courts
Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the City of London Police