Pinner Police Station
Client: Metropolitan Police
This suburban police station was built by John Dixon Butler, who designed over 200 buildings for the Metropolitan Police between 1895 and 1920. He was an accomplished architect in a range of classical and vernacular styles, and 19 of his police buildings are now listed. Following a third-party request that English Heritage add this station to the Statutory List, we were asked by Atkins to prepare a report to consider the issues.
Our research established that Pinner Police Station was not one of Butler’s more accomplished or unusual designs, and that its interiors have undergone a number of alterations, reducing their special interest. Our report considered the building in terms of English Heritage’s own listing criteria, and helped English Heritage to define those aspects that gave the building its special interest. Following the decision to add the building to the Statutory List, the Metropolitan Police were thus able to plan where future changes might best be made.