Lloyds of London

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A 14 storey Grade 1 listed structure located in the heart of London’s Square mile

The iconic Lloyds building

ClientLloyds of London
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LocationLondon, UK
Completed2011
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The iconic Lloyds building is a 14 storey Grade 1 listed structure located in the heart of London’s Square mile. The unique structure comprises six towers which surround a rectangular atrium. The focal point is the Underwriting Room on the Ground Floor housing the infamous Lutine Bell.

The unusual building design, featuring external circulation and services, presents interesting challenges for a security engineer, particularly in relation to a VBIED threat. Our primary function was to assess and compile a report to detail options to further enhance the perimeter security to mitigate the threat from a VBIED. Due to the building's unique structure and location, residing in a densely populated urban environment, the opportunities to integrate normal HVM were limited. Our solution was the integration of custom-designed HVM measures along with a more stringent approach to traffic management within the area. We advised the client not only of the most effective solution, but also on how to achieve this level of control.

The external building and street scene is now largely unchanged but comprises significantly increased security.