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.”