With a total retail floor area of 1,883,700 ft², Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. Located adjacent to the London Olympic Park and Stratford Regional and International stations, it is part of a large multi-purpose development project named ‘Stratford City.’
The £1.45 billion complex houses more than 300 shops, 70 restaurants, a 14 screen cinema, 3 hotels, a bowling alley and the UK’s largest casino. Westfield Stratford City also provides the main access to the Olympic Park for the 2012 games showcasing the main sporting events on large screens displayed along the centre walkways. Using innovative technology, Westfield Stratford City was the first large scale use of ‘pavegen’ floor tiles to harness the kinetic energy of pedestrian foot traffic to generate usable electricity. It will also contribute significantly to the local economy, with the creation of up to 10,000 permanent jobs, including 2,000 jobs going to local residents of the area.
In order to alleviate the security risks at Westfield Stratford City, it was important that the right provision of uniformed security personnel was in force. Munnelly Security provided 24 hour manned guarding to monitor and protect the site from the risk associated with unwanted intruders. Furthermore, by taking advantage of our logistics experience, we were able to supply Multi-Skilled Day Guards; who had the correct certification and skills to carry out both security and traffic marshalling duties.
Mobile patrols undertook random checks at irregular intervals. This ensured an identifiable pattern did not emerge. Munnelly Security officers kept all records, required by the Client, up to date and produced them upon request. During silent hours, our Security Officers checked into an external security call centre at hourly intervals to record and monitor their progress throughout the night shift. All of which played a major role in the success of the service Munnelly Security provided.