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Jones Building Group go above and beyond to achieve ‘Secured by Design’ Gold Award for Cheshire Drive site in Bournemouth

Jones Building Group go above and beyond to achieve ‘Secured by Design’ Gold Award for Cheshire Drive site in Bournemouth

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Posted in General News

Jones Building Group have been working closely in partnership with the Secured by Design team in Bournemouth for the length of the project.

The official police security initiative focuses on the principle of ‘designing out crime’ by combining the design and security of new and refurbished homes through physical security and processes.

The client, Bournemouth Borough Council, require all of their new homes to be Secured by Design compliant but in this case extra features have been adopted to obtain the Gold standard award.

John Green, Crime Prevention and Design Advisor for Dorset Police, awarded Site Manager Geoff Lawrenson the Gold Standard Certificate a week before the keys to 5 new build properties were due to be handed over to the client.

John said “These homes were designed on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council as social housing.

“I am very pleased that they have taken the positive step of asking for Police advice from the outset to try and design out crime and place security as a priority.

“I have collaborated with the Architects and the Developers since the early stages on this site.

“By them responding positively to my advice it means that this development has not just achieved certification under the Police Approved Secured by Design initiative, but has attained Gold Standard Certification.

“Hopefully this willingness to consider security from an early stage will result in better and safer sites for residents.”

Martin Higgins, Construction Manager at Jones Building Group, added “We are very pleased to have achieved this award.

“We always look to have a level of security built into our projects and in this case it was required, but the team went the extra mile to work with John to achieve the highest standard for the new residents to move in next week.”

Jones Building Group look forward to working with John and the team at Secured by Design on future projects to achieve these high standards. 

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