Canary Wharf Group has appointed Corps Security to deliver security services across its retail portfolio. Under the three-plus-two-year contract, more than 80 officers will deliver corporate and retail security services.
Canary Wharf takes its name from the quay where fruit and veg from the Mediterranean and Canary islands was once unloaded. The disused Docklands site, formed by a loop in the Thames, was turned into a second financial district to rival the City of London in the late 1980s and 1990s. Today around 120,000 people work on the Canary Wharf Estate across 18 million sq ft of office, retail and leisure space, including more than 300 shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, fitness facilities and other amenities. There are 20 acres of outdoor space and over 70 pieces of public art.
The contract, which commenced on 1 March, was awarded following a competitive tender with Corps’ status as a social enterprise (which is defined in the UK as a “business with specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose”) believed to have been a major factor in the award.
Paul Lotter, Corps Security managing director, comments: “We are thrilled to be working at such a prestigious site as Canary Wharf and look forward to creating a long-term and successful partnership.”