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Whitehall redevelopment wins prestigious award for security excellence.


Stone Restoration Services Ltd are the proud Masonry Contractor for this of the specialist masonry contract. The Whitehall Streetscape Project, a unique collaboration between the Cabinet Office, Westminster City Council and West One Infrastructure Services has been awarded the Institution of Highways and Transportation's Security in the Public Realm Award 2008.

The £25 million project is delivering major urban improvements to Whitehall and its adjoining streets, incorporating new physical security measures to combat any potential threat from vehicle borne attack, complimented by regeneration and improvement of the wider street scene.

Building upon the earlier 'World Squares For All Masterplan', contemporary security features have been sympathetically integrated with more traditional aspects of urban design to deliver a package that will transform the area; providing a world class environment with better facilities for pedestrians, tourists and public transport users, whilst at the same time ensuring this historically important area retains its iconic status as a major attraction in its own right.

In making their award, the judges commented that the scheme was “a unique project where urban design and security skills are blended carefully, to design an effective scheme in an aesthetically challenging area. The judges were impressed by the partnership, which brought together central government agencies, local government, consultancy advisors and contractors. Furthermore, the scheme design was underpinned by cutting edge assessment methodologies and full scale research and development testing”.

Acknowledgements:
Westminster City Council Project Team

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