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Expressions of Interest - Youth and Community Centre Security Scheme

The Youth and Community Centre Security Scheme is part of a Metropolitan Police Service partnership with Secured by Design (SBD), London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service (LAS) to reduce violence through improving security at youth clubs, creating safer places for young people.

A number of youth clubs in London have received security improvements over the last year, with the Mayor of London providing funding for the initiative to continue over coming years.

This year a further 12 youth and community centres across London will receive upgrades to their security and initial expressions of interest to undertake work at one or more of the venues is invited from SBD member companies.

The upgrades will be focusing on:

  • Doors, generally a pair of SR2 glazed doors arranged in an airlock configuration
  • Access control, either a brand new system or integration with existing access control


  • Doors will be half or fully glazed. There is no requirement for them to be tested with an access door entry panel, but it should be noted that one may be needed
  • Access control panels must have been tested within a third party certificated doorset as a critical component
  • Fire alarm sounders will be required on all fire exits to prevent the main airlock from being circumnavigated by users of the club
  • There may be additional building work required dependant on the venue. This could include electrical, general building work or plumbing if things need moving round. It is therefore essential that companies hold an ISO9001 for installing, maintaining and servicing the products being installed
  • Windows / shutters / grilles may be considered as part of the upgrade depending on the venue and its requirements

Initial expressions of interest should be made in writing to Lyn Poole at Secured by Design () by Monday of 9th August 2021.

Any enquiries prior to submitting expressions of interest should be made to Met Police Designing Out Crime Officer and the Youth and Community Centre Safety Scheme Lead, James Smith ()

You can read about the work that has taken place over the last year here: