Axis Security onsite at Southbank Place

The security services provider has been appointed at a landmark 5.4 acre commercial, residential, retail and leisure development in the heart of London.

Joint venture developers Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar are working together to revitalise the area with high-quality architecture and much improved public spaces.

Axis Security has a team of 16 on-site, responsible for patrolling public spaces, including an underground network connecting buildings, as well performing loading bay vehicle checks and managing contractors’ access to buildings that are still undergoing fit-out works.

Jason Collett, estates manager Southbank Place Management, said: “Our experience managing Canary Wharf and other central London developments has demonstrated the importance of a security team that is highly vigilant in respect of its high-profile location, and also able to deliver a premium customer service to tenants and visitors of this iconic tourist location.”

Axis says that in a competitive tender it was chosen on the basis of its previous experience of taking developments from the construction to operational phase, with Rathbone Square and St James Market as prominent examples.

Canary Wharf Management is taking responsibility for the management and training of the officers, with Axis needing to understand their management structures and undertake a significant induction process to ensure all teams understand the deliverables.

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