Integrated fire and security systems business, Evolution, has been appointed by Goldsmiths to assess its security systems.
The University of London college, has asked for a “comprehensive” review and assessment of its cover and to manage its ongoing maintenance requirements.
Goldsmiths teaches a wide range of subjects across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is home to more than 10,000 students.
Situated in Southeast London, the university has a large campus with more than 90 buildings including a state-of-the-art theatre and features a large college green.
The university has an on-site security team, who monitor CCTV and security systems from the control room, as well as a team of over 40 guards that patrol the campus.
Due to a high level of faults and costly service call outs, the security team sought a new security partner that could provide a higher level of service and account management and help reduce the number of unnecessary and avoidable engineer visits through improved maintenance.
It turned to Evolution to provide the solution.
Evolution has taken over the maintenance of the university’s access control, CCTV, and intruder alarm systems – with more than 500 doors, 200 cameras and 50 alarm panels across the campus.
Evolution systems engineer, Will Leung, has been employed as resident site engineer from Monday-Friday.
To find out more about Goldsmiths, go to gold.ac.uk
As well as providing on-site maintenance services, Will is also working closely with the Goldsmiths team to produce a comprehensive review of all existing systems and to provide cost effective support ideas and recommendations including the introduction of new technologies and phasing out legacy assets.
In addition, Evolution is providing a bespoke and detailed training programme for the Goldsmiths team to upskill and ensure all staff are proficient with all systems and software and feel supported in their role.
Bruno Simoes, Senior Security Manager at Goldsmiths said: “Evolution have been a great addition to our contractor family on campus.
“As our specialist security systems and maintenance provider, not only have they provided us with technical expertise and best practice advice, but I have also been thoroughly impressed with the highest level of service and support they have provided at all times.”
Paul Baxter, Business Development Manager – Service and Maintenance at Evolution, says Evolution is dedicated to providing its clients with the highest level of service and support: “We are proud to be working with Goldsmiths across their prestigious campus. We are working closely with Bruno and his team to provide a comprehensive review of their security and provide enhanced maintenance services that reduce the number of call outs and ultimately help reduce costs.”
Goldsmiths, University of London, officially the Goldsmiths’ College, is a constituent research university of the University of London in England. It was originally founded in 1891 as The Goldsmiths’ Technical and Recreative Institute by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in New Cross, London. It was renamed Goldsmiths’ College after being acquired by the University of London in 1904 and specialises in the arts, design, humanities and social sciences. The main building on campus, known as the Richard Hoggart Building, was originally opened in 1792 and is the site of the former Royal Naval School.
According to Quacquarelli Symonds (2021), Goldsmiths ranks 12th in Communication and Media Studies, 15th in Art & Design and is ranked in the top 50 in the areas of Anthropology, Sociology and the Performing Arts. In 2020, the university enrolled over 10,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 37% of students come from outside the United Kingdom and 52% of all undergraduates are mature students (aged 21 or over at the start of their studies). Additionally, around a third of students at Goldsmiths are postgraduate students.