OCS has been awarded a three year contract worth over £2 million to supply security services at Telford Shopping Centre, which is managed by DTZ. Services will include manning the control room and provision of customer service officers on the malls.
A team of 24 staff will work on the prestigious contract patrolling the malls, controlling the CCTV room managing the car parks and manning the gatehouse. Working in close conjunction with the centre management OCS developed a bespoke solution to incorporate a re-branded uniform, which gives staff high public visibility across the centre.
Telford Shopping Centre, which sees around 13 million visitors a year, has major plans for future development. The redevelopment proposals for the 52 acre site include provision for improved retail, new leisure activities and dining opportunities across the site and the introduction of other community uses. The introduction of mixed uses and an evening economy are two particularly important areas of development.
Centre Manager Chris Jones commented: “We were looking to appoint a company that was capable of adapting to the changing needs of the Centre – pre-development, during development and post development. OCS impressed us with their tailor made solutions and we look forward to working in partnership with them.”
OCS has recently won five regional BSIA awards and awaits news of the national awards.