Hotel development is first to adopt new LPCB security certification scheme

The St. Regis Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan) has become the first hotel development in the world to be assessed and receive certification by LPCB when piloted against SABRE, the new security certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure assets by BRE Global.

Gavin Jones, Director of SABRE said: ‘Today, more than ever, international travellers need to feel confident that they will be looked after when they are away with, or from, their families. This certification scheme evidences the commitment of the team to delivering a safe & secure destination for their future customers. This is a major achievement for MG Development LLP and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.

Luciano Sozzo, General Manager of The St. Regis Astana, the new luxury hotel said ‘We are very proud to become the first hotel in the world to obtain SABRE certification. Safety of our guests is our paramount priority and I am very proud that our efforts here at The St. Regis Astana have been recognised and certified by such a respected global authority.”

SABRE is a standard that building owners and occupiers can adopt to measure and evaluate how well they manage security risks, and to 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. Find out more about SABRE and the extensive range of security testing and certification services available from BRE Global (including LPCB) by clicking www.bre.co.uk/sabre.

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About BRE Global

BRE Global Limited (incorporating LPCB & BREEAM) is an independent third-party approvals body offering certification of fire, security and sustainability products and services to an international market. BRE Global’s product testing and approvals are carried out by recognised experts in our world renowned testing laboratories. BRE Global Limited is custodian of a number of world leading brands including:

-LPCB for the approval of fire and security products and services, listed in the Red Books. -BREEAM the environmental assessment method for buildings, which sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure of a building’s environmental performance.

BRE Global is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment. For more information, visit www.bre.co.uk