Ward Security has been appointed by the Paternoster Square management team to manage the security of Paternoster Square which is located adjacent to the world famous St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process and will see Ward Security’s London operations team manage the security provision for the 70,000 square metre estate 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year.
Paternoster Square is one of the City’s most exciting neighbourhoods, providing a mixture of office space, retail outlets and restaurants. It’s home to an established business community of blue chip companies including the London Stock Exchange as well as globally recognised and important monuments like the aforementioned St Paul’s Cathedral. The site itself is of considerable historical importance, with its roots tracing back to medieval times. It was redeveloped back in 2003.
Kevin Ward, managing director of Ward Security, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have been chosen to manage the security for Paternoster Square. It’s an iconic part of the City of London and a landmark site which we are well placed to keep safe and secure. We are highly experienced at working in partnership with estate management companies to create watertight security strategies that not only efficiently protect the site in question, but also use the best available security solutions on the market.”
Ward went on to comment: “We have an excellent team in place who are experienced in managing large-scale, mixed-used developments, and particularly so when it comes to those sites like Paternoster Square where there’s the added pressure of a high footfall of visitors. We are already working closely with the team at Paternoster Square to manage a seamless takeover from the incumbent provider on the site.”
Ward Security offers a full range of security services to high-profile companies and sites nationwide from its headquarters in London. The business boasts a regional network covering Kent, the Midlands and the South East of England and employs a team of over 900 security personnel.