Security at the Peel Centre

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5167
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your answer to Question No: 2017/4574, I believe you have missed the point. The issue I raised was in respect of the new development next to the Peel Centre, on land that was previously owned by the Met as part of the centre, and sold off for private development. There are tall buildings overlooking the site being constructed. What action has been taken to ensure the integrity of security at the Peel Centre, in light of this private development neighbouring it; and indeed the other tall building developments in the immediate vicinity which overlook the Peel Centre complex?

Answer

Answer for Security at the Peel Centre

Answer for Security at the Peel Centre

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Met is not able to discuss specific threats and mitigations within the public domain.  The assessment of threat is based on current attack methodologies and includes an assessment of terrorist capability and intent. Global attack methodologies are reviewed on a 24/7/365 basis.  Being overlooked per-se does not create a security threat and the vulnerabilities at Hendon are no different to other parts of the MPS estate that are in built up areas.  Where threat assessments and intelligence dictate, additional protective security measures can be implemented on an as-need basis.