Facilities management provider Servest Group has won a two-year contract to provide the security for a two-mile stretch of London’s Crossrail project, which will provide new transport links across London by the end of 2018.
Crossrail is currently the largest construction job in Europe, and the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken in the UK. The project’s aim is to improve travel across London by reducing journey times, easing congestion and offering better connections. Set to open in late 2018, Crossrail will increase the rail network by 10 per cent and support significant regeneration.
Servest has been chosen by onsite contractor Balfour Beatty to provide CCTV, manned guarding, mobile patrols and comprehensive security coverage to the two-mile route between Plumstead to Abbeywood for the joint Network Rail and Crossrail project, which includes 26 miles of new innovative tunnelling under the streets of London and beyond.
The project works along the two-mile route that Servest is appointed to secure, include the installation of two new overhead electrified Crossrail lines, modifications to several bridges and a major remodelling of Abbey Wood station in addition to the creation of a new Crossrail platform.
Servest Security has worked with Crossrail for several years. Michael Lamoureaux, managing director of security at Servest said of the contract win:
“This project further concretes Servest Security’s partnership with Crossrail as the main security supplier across London.”