Security and crowd management specialist Integrated Security Consultants Ltd (ISC) has been awarded the contract to secure Singapore’s multi-venue flagship, the Singapore Sports Hub, due to open in April 2014.
The Hub, with its motto ‘where Singapore comes to play’, includes the republic’s new 55,000-capacity National Stadium, the existing 13,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium, plus two multipurpose Sports Halls, an Aquatic Centre, 41,000 square metre Retail and Waterfront area, Water Sports, Sports promenade, Singapore Sports Hub Library, Singapore Sports Museum and Sports & Lifestyle Facilities. In a five-year exclusive deal with global property services provider DTZ, one of the Hub’s consortium partners, ISC Ltd has incorporated a new Singapore-based company, Integrated Security Consultants (S) Pte Ltd, as it launches this international expansion.
ISC (S) Pte Ltd will source, recruit and train a local crowd management workforce to supply the various venues at the Sports Hub, bringing UK expertise in event staffing operations and safety stewarding to this facility.
Roger Hooker, previously Venue Management Cluster Manager for London 2012 and Venue General Manager at Games Time for the Organising Committee across the Wembley Olympic site, has been appointed Senior Project Director for ISC. He will mobilise the business and lead the team to deliver these services in Singapore.
Greg Gillin, Senior Director at DTZ said: “Modern multipurpose sports, entertainment and lifestyle precincts are very complex operating environments and the Singapore Sports Hub is no exception. DTZ is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for users of the Sports Hub, and recognise the importance of striking a balance between security and crowd management to ensure our visitors’ experience isn’t diminished by an overwhelming security presence. To achieve this DTZ looked to partner with a supplier who has global experience in security, risk reduction, crowd and event management in large public facilities. ISC’s experienced management team and history working on and with some of the biggest global events are perfectly suited to the precinct, and we look forward to working with them to create a safe and secure Sports Hub.”
“The Singapore Sports Hub will be one of the world’s highest profile centres of sporting excellence and we are privileged to become its security partner,” confirmed Pat Carr, Managing Director of the parent company ISC Ltd. “We believe our appointment is a significant vote of confidence both in ISC Ltd, its new subsidiary in Singapore, and the event safety standards we champion. In pursuit of our long term ambitions for international growth, our new operation in Singapore has the best possible leadership in Roger Hooker to meet the exacting standards of the Hub as well as promoting further expansion in Southeast Asia and beyond.”
ISC provides premium security services to a wide range of clients in the sports, corporate events, conference and live music worlds. Clients include the USA’s National Football League (NFL), The Football Association (FA), Wembley National Stadium, M&C Saatchi, Rolex, BMW, UEFA, The Natural History Museum, The National Museum of Science and Industry and Harlequins Rugby Club.