wylieshanks architects - Secured by Design

Secured by Design

Secured by Design is the UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of 'designing out crime' by use of effective crime prevention and security standards for a range of applications. Secured by Design supports one of the Government’s key planning objectives - the creation of secure, quality places where people wish to live and work.

The Association of Chief Police Officers for England Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO) and the Association of Chief Police Officers for Scotland (ACPOS) represent the police forces of the United Kingdom and both organisations endorse and support the Secured by Design programme. ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives Limited was established in 1999 to manage Secured by Design and similar crime prevention initiatives at a national level. It is entirely owned by ACPO with chief police officers on the Board of Directors.

Having completed the relevant CPD training, Wylie Shanks Architects have now been recognised by the Association of Chief Police Officers as Architects whose approach to design can now implement the principals learned through the Secured By Design initiative.

The practice had already achieved an SBD award for its healthcare facility at Dykebar Hospital in Paisley where with the advice of Strathclyde Police Architectural Liaison Officers various aspects of the building design, external landscaping and courtyard designs were amended to suit the principles of the programme.

A Secured by Design Award is given to building developments that incorporate the design-against-crime and physical security features detailed in the design guides prepared by Secured by Design.

“I do wish you the best of luck and must again congratulate you on your commitment to reducing crime and the fear of crime by the inclusion of the SBD principles in your designs. I certainly will be recommending the use of your company as I travel around Scotland.”

Kind regards

Sandra McNiven
Regional Development Officer
for Secured by Design

Wylie Shanks Architects are pleased to be able to offer this facility to all clients as part of the standard service on all projects.