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Global Guardians have been involved with the protection of many different challenging projects since inception. Our expertise, robust management structure and vision allows us to deliver upon any type of project from a single empty flat to a large housing estate to an entire portfolio of non-residential properties. We are agile, scalable and highly reliable for your vacant property security needs.

Alver Bank Residential Care Home Clapham, London SW4

A former residential care home for some 27 residents, owned by the Salvation Army Housing Association and originally managed by their Social Services arm, this property is just 10 minutes from Clapham Common Underground Station.


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  • Savings: £307,000 security and business rate savings since October 2015
  • Income Generated: £107,000
Alver Bank Residential Care Home Clapham, London SW4

Cityside House, Adler Street, London E1

Cityside House, on the eastern border of the City of London, was a five-storey office block of c. 60,000 sq.ft located in the heart of Whitechapel, on the corner of Whitechapel Road, just minutes from the nearest Underground station.


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  • Security savings: £128,000
  • Business Rates Savings: £80,000
Cityside House, Adler Street, London E1

401 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3

Built in the mid 1980's, this large five storey building is a former office block situated opposite Mile End Underground Station in East London. When Global Guardians were called in, the commercial tenants had left having defaulted on the rent and the building was being squatted by around 100 people.


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  • Security savings: £403,536
401 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3

Archway Campus, Islington, London N19

The Archway Campus is a former medical/teaching complex located virtually opposite Archway Underground Station. It occupies a site of some 3.5 acres with extensive frontages to Highgate Hill and Archway Road. Comprising seven individual buildings ranging from a single storey building of approx. 2,432 sq. ft. to a large Victorian building originally 'The Holborn Union Building' comprising some 86,270 sq. ft.


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  • Security savings: £524,160
Archway Campus, Islington, London N19

Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth, London

Clapham Park covers some 36 hectares in south London and is situated between Brixton, Streatham, Balham and Clapham. In 2005, Council residents voted in favour of a transfer of the Estate from Lambeth Council to the Metropolitan Housing Association and nearly 2,000 homes changed ownership, around 1500 of which were tenanted and some 500 owned by leaseholders.


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  • Security savings: £37,660,560
  • Profits: £884,650
Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth, London

Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, London E9

The development scheme involved the demolition of buildings on a rundown trading estate in east London to be replaced with four new buildings, arranged around a shared courtyard. This would result in a regenerated urban development which responds to existing street patterns and creates a beautiful new public space between Rothbury Road and White Post Lane.


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  • Security savings: £240,000
  • Business rates: £200,000
Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, London E9

Excalibur Estate, Catford, London SE6

186 prefab bungalows were built in 1946/7, designed by the Ministry of Works to provide 2 beds, a small garden and an indoor lavatory.


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  • Security savings: £120,000 as at end 2017 for guards/security screens/ inspections/ maintenance works
  • Council tax savings: £50,000 as at end 2017
Excalibur Estate, Catford, London SE6

Parish Church, Tottenham

Global Guardians were called in to assist with a problem with squatters who had been occupying a church building in Tottenham, in the heart of Haringey in north London.


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  • Cost to client: Squatting activity and remedial action: £10,000 in legal fees and costs
  • Other costs: Specialist dog and handler, locksmith, temporary security guards, bailiff attendance and activity: £10,000
  • Immediate costs: Remedial operation which took 2-3 days working flat out to make the premises habitable for property guardians to move in and Church use: £10,000
Parish Church, Tottenham