Incentive Lynx Security has been awarded a three year contract worth in excess of £3 million to provide security services at 30 St Mary Axe, better known as The Gherkin. The contract commenced on 1st July 2015.
With 41 storeys, it is 591 ft tall and stands on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, which was extensively damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the Provisional IRA in St Mary Axe, the street from which the tower takes its name. 30 St Mary Axe has become an iconic symbol of London and is one of the city’s most widely recognised examples of contemporary architecture.
Under the terms of the deal which was awarded by CBRE, the leading international real estate services firm, Incentive Lynx will take responsibility for the provision of security guarding services, including X ray screening and CCTV monitoring, at the iconic site in heart of the City of London. Thirty four existing staff will transfer across under TUPE.
Commenting on the contract win Craig Pickard, Managing Director at Incentive Lynx Security, said:
“This win now puts Incentive FM Group companies into four of the main towers in the City of London with Incentive QAS responsible for all landlord cleaning services at 110 Bishopsgate and City Point and Incentive Lynx providing all security services at The Leadenhall Building and now The Gherkin.”