Interserve wins £20m extension to BBC security deal

Support services and construction group Interserve has won an extension to its contract to provide security at a range of BBC sites.

The security contract includes the BBC's site at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin
The security contract includes the BBC's site at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

The firm has provided the BBC with security services since April 2014, when it won a three-year deal with the state-owned broadcaster, and said the two-year extension – which begins early next year – is worth more than £20 million.

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Interserve handles all manned guarding, close protection and control room operations at a variety of sites, including Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Broadcasting House in London and the Media City UK complex in Salford.

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Tom Ward, the group’s director of operations for security, said: “We have a strong working relationship and have built up a track record of delivering outstanding service across a large and diverse portfolio. We look forward to continuing our work with the corporation for a further two years.”

Interserve also provides the BBC with services including cleaning, maintenance, mechanical and electrical, signage and waste management.