Trigion Security Services supports CWCL’s drive for local jobs at Southbank Place development

Trigion Security Services is working with UK construction company CWCL at the prestigious Southbank Place development in the heart of London. The development of eight new tower blocks located near to Waterloo Station and the London Eye on the South Bank of the Thames will cost £1.2 billion and take five years to complete.

As part of its role, Trigion Security Services is working closely with CWCL to meet the planning consent requirement for 10% of workers on the site to be from the local area. As well as looking to recruit security operatives from the area, Trigion Security Services is also able to call upon a number of local relief officers already resident on the company’s books.

Trigion Security Services is overseeing security for the development as the latter moves from its current status to luxurious residential accommodation and commercial office space.

Neil Ricketts, technical services director at Trigion Security Services, explained to Risk UK: “This is a rather complex project incorporating both security guarding and electronic security solutions operated remotely from our Security Operations Centre such that there’s always a high level of security in place on site. We’re really pleased to be working closely with CWCL not just on its security, but also to help the company achieve its stated aim of employing local people on a fair wage.”

Ricketts continued: “A development of this stature will have a tremendous impact on the surrounding area and community. Everyone involved in the project is keen to have as many local people as possible employed on the site, enjoying the benefits that come with the redevelopment of the area.”

Emboldening that theme, Ricketts added: “Everyone working on the Southbank Place contract will be paid at least the London Living Wage thanks to both of our companies’ vigorous promotion of the scheme. As Recognised Living Wage Service Providers, the two businesses believe that the costs of paying a fair wage are outweighed by the increase in commitment and motivation from those receiving it, which in turn leads to a better service.”

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Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

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Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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