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SABRE rating for One Bishops Square

The headquarters of international law firm Allen & Overy LLP has gained In-Use certification to SABRE, the security certification scheme for buildings, infrastructure and managed space run by BRE.

One Bishops Square, pictured, is in the Spitalfields market area on the fringe of the City of London near Liverpool Street station. Designed by Norman Foster and built in 2004, it features client meeting rooms, client dining suite, three atriums, three roof terraces, a restaurant and bar, lavender gardens and gym, fitness and health facilities. Assessment of One Bishops Square led to a SABRE Rating of ‘Excellent’ and a SABRE Score of 89.98 per cent.

Gavin Jones, Director of SABRE at BRE said: “This is the highest SABRE assessment score we have seen to date. Allen & Overy LLP has demonstrated that firm is committed to managing security risks and has established governance processes that deliver effective oversight. We are delighted to reward their dedication with SABRE certification.”


BRE describe the scheme as a security risk management standard that can be applied to new construction projects and in-use facilities. It is used by property developers, building owners and occupiers to measure and evaluate how well they manage security risks and to communicate their security credentials to the market. The independently operated scheme recognises and rewards a risk-based approach to security, good design, construction and management. Visit


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