BRE awards SABRE security certification to International Quarter London.

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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 2025, will comprise of four million sq. ft. of Grade ‘A’ office accommodation, new homes and community facilities across 22 acres. It 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 is used by property developers, building owners and occupiers to measure and evaluate 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.

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 are delighted to provide IQL with SABRE certification for the estate. The SABRE Rating of ‘Excellent’ is testament to their 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 said: “At IQL, we are shaping a neighbourhood and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. To achieve that, it is of paramount importance that we place the safety and security of our community at the very top of our agenda.

“We are really proud to be recognised for our efforts with SABRE certification. It is a fantastic accolade for the project.”

David Joy, Chief Executive of LCR, said: “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 given 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.”


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About International Quarter London  

International Quarter London is a £2.4 billion joint venture development between Lendlease and LCR. Located at the heart of Europe’s largest urban regeneration in Stratford, the project will deliver four million sq. ft. of Grade ‘A’ office space, new homes and community facilities within a 22 acre (c.9 hectare) site.

With the vision to create London’s new home for progressive businesses, International Quarter London benefits from an abundance of green space and fresh air, access to some of the world’s most forward-thinking cultural institutions, unrivalled transport connectivity and a workplace design that has employee wellbeing at its heart.

Progress is well underway onsite with the first two residential towers now complete and more than one million sq. ft. of office space already pre-let. Investments from Deutsche Bank Asset Management and Legal & General totalled more than £615m of forward sales for the first two commercial buildings, one of which TfL (Transport for London) took handover of in September 2017, and the other the Financial Conduct Authority and UNICEF will relocate to by September 2018.

A third building, accommodating more than 3,200 employees is also underway on the south site, with space there pre-let to Cancer Research UK and British Council.