Banham’s new high-security HQ approved by council
We are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for our new headquarters in Earlsfield by Wandsworth council.
The multi-million pound development designed by renowned architects, Allies and Morrison, will be more than twice the size of our current head offices in Vauxhall and will bring over 300 jobs to the local area. The development, due to complete in early 2015, reflects our year-on-year growth and continued expansion with over 10 companies now under the Banham Group umbrella. This year alone Banham’s workforce has increased by 14% throughout our various departments, as well as through implementing a new apprenticeship scheme, which will employ up to 20 local youth apprentices.
From the humble beginnings of opening our first lock shop in 1926, Banhams has now become a highly awarded and largest supplier of security and fire systems in London and the South East. This new development bespoke specifically for Banhams as a modern high-security complex shows just how the Company has moved through the ages. The new headquarters will not only provide a central operating base for servicing our extensive database of customers, but will also house a unique research and demonstration centre to allow continued in-house development of security products and features. Banham is most known for our exclusive patented locks with protected key registration system. Furthermore, our 24-hour alarm receiving centre will be housed onsite and will be quadrupling in size to monitor client’s alarms and CCTV. The Banham Charitable Foundation will also be based here.
Charles Hallatt, Executive Chairman at Banham said:
“Banham’s move to the new headquarters will be a significant milestone for the company and a start of new era . The substantial increase in floor space to 50,000 square feet will allow the business to fully expand and truly demonstrate how the Group is still the leading security provider. We are proud of our heritage as well our reputation of being the best in the industry. Therefore it was important in working closely with Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners to ensure our new headquarters was designed to reflect this as well as logistically meeting our many business requirements. There were several challenges along the way such as ensuring the design will meet the very exacting and highest standards of the National Security Inspectorate for our 24 -hour monitoring centre. We see our headquarters as setting a new benchmark for regeneration of the area and it will be built to the highest specification.”