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Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Today, Watkin Jones is one of the UK’s most successful construction and development companies. Originally founded in 1791, the company has developed into a leader in the UK’s property industry.

Why Watkin Jones reached out to Servis?

Servis were recognized on their ability to provide multiple staffing solutions to Watkin Jones at their Canterbury Student Accommodation Development. Our expertise in security, facilities and staffing solutions provided Watkin Jones with the confidence to implement Servis as their long term service provider, sourcing all their requirements under one hub.

The Challenge

Watkin Jones approached Servis when their initial concern for project security arose. The project was located in the City of Canterbury, which is home to 2 Major Universities, leading colleges and 160 + Schools and Educational Facilities. As the project was situated at the edge of a main road, concerns came when the project was targeted for a suspected site theft attempt.

The Servis Solution

A meeting was held to discuss a Security Implementation Plan. Watkin Jones were thrilled with our strategy & approach, and we implemented around-the-clock security personnel as well as CPCS Slinger Operatives working during the day. We successfully saw the project to a close and during our service delivery on site there were no attempted break-ins.

The Response

Our involvement and commitment to the project was recognized by both the Contractor and Client. Servis were invited to the handover and opening of the newly finished Student Accommodation in Canterbury. Furthermore, we are delighted to note that our security guards received unanimous amounts of praise as well as being rewarded for their ongoing commitment to Health and Safety.

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