Prestigious SABRE security certification awarded to International Quarter London by BRE

International Quarter London (IQL) has become the first in-use development in the world to be awarded the SABRE security certification – the scheme from BRE for buildings and built infrastructure assets.

IQL is a new mixed-use destination in Stratford, East London which, by the year 2025, will comprise of four million square feet of Grade ‘A’ office accommodation, new homes and community facilities spread across 22 acres. The development is a joint venture project between Lendlease and LCR.

SABRE, the security risk management standard, can be applied to new construction projects and in-use facilities. It’s used by property developers, building owners and occupiers to measure and evaluate security risks and communicate their security credentials to the market. The independently operated scheme recognises and rewards a risk-based approach to security, good design, construction and management.

Assessment of the IQL estate led to a SABRE Rating of ‘Excellent’ and a SABRE score of 84.96% – the highest achieved so far under the scheme.

Gavin Jones, director of SABRE, said: “We’re delighted to provide IQL with SABRE certification for the estate. The SABRE Rating of ‘Excellent’ is testament to IQL’s dedication to security risk management. People are becoming increasingly security conscious about the places and spaces where they spend their work and leisure time, and this certification evidences IQL’s commitment to delivering a safe and secure destination for future visitors, tenants and residents alike. This is a major achievement for the project.”

Andrew Tobin, project director for IQL (Lendlease) responded: “At IQL, we’re shaping a neighbourhood and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. To achieve that, it’s of paramount importance that we place the safety and security of our community at the very top of our agenda. We’re really proud to be recognised for our efforts with SABRE certification. It’s a fantastic accolade for the project.”

David Joy, CEO of LCR, added: “It was always our vision for IQL to be at the pinnacle of modern, sustainable place-making. Being the first in-use scheme in the world to be afforded a SABRE accreditation is a wonderful achievement as part of this journey and underlines why IQL is one of the most sought-after new developments in the UK today.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) 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. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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