In November 2017, after a two-year consultation process, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) contracted Blue Door Property Guardians to secure a former Officers residence in Berkshire.
The property is a Grade II listed residence with 52 bedrooms and suites, dining & kitchen facilities, common rooms and extensive outdoor areas. The property has been discontinued as a military residence for years and spiraling manned guarding security costs were being highlighted within MOD budget reviews.
The site is used as a test case for future property guardian partnerships across MOD’s estate. Blue Door Property Guardians implemented both a solution that mitigated risk to the valuable site and a six figure savings to the MOD by discontinuing manned security provision, and generated a surplus that contributed to ongoing maintenance of the site for the foreseeable future.