Mick Marshall leads the Security Design Engineering practice, delivering a wide range of security design consulting services worldwide, including producing concept, developed, and technical designs for physical and electronic security systems, terrorist damage and dynamic blast assessments, design of hostile vehicle mitigation systems, and protective design and blast engineering.
Mick has experience securing the built environment since 1994 and experience as an independent security design consultant since 2004. He has advised a broad spectrum of clients across multiple sectors on a wide range of projects, including hotels and leisure facilities, commercial offices, data centres, retail facilities, and critical national infrastructure, by working directly with clients and being integrated within their design teams.
Recent tasks that Mick has worked on include:
Prime residential: A Belgravia neighbourhood development included 2 sub-surface levels, together with underground parking and automation controlled by the security solution. The development security is controlled and monitored from a dedicated security control room.
Data centres: Data centre campus’ containing new-build data centre buildings. Each data centre building had layers of attack resistance physical security, and electronic security, while each building was enclosed by a manual attack resistant perimeter fence, gates and turnstiles, with perimeter intruder detection system and videos surveillance cameras. Each building had a dedicated security monitoring and control room. The overall campus had vehicle and pedestrian access control points to manage logistics and its own hostile vehicle and manual attack measures with perimeter intruder detection system and videos surveillance cameras monitored and controlled by a campus security control room.
Central bank facility: Technical security vulnerability assessment and enhancement recommendations for a high security central bank money printing and processing facility. The design and recommendations included technical solutions for vehicle and airborne counter-terrorism, multiple layers of security monitoring and control of entry and exit interlocks, technology to ensure safe and secure transfer of cash without direct physical or visual interaction, security of money holding vaults and safes.
Commercial office: A new 15 storey HQ office building with roof-top helicopter landing pad in Lagos for an EPCC oil services company. Control Risks provided the threat and risk assessment and proposed operational security strategy. The resulting technical designs included full perimeter compound design and full security systems were designed for the building, including electronic access control, video surveillance, and security control room. Acceptance testing was provided to ensure correct cause and effect testing of all security devices and systems back to the on-site security control room.
Hotel and mixed-use: A new branded hotel, retail, and offices development in Nairobi, Kenya spanning 22 floors, with the hotel accommodating the upper 14 floors. Layout and vertical segregation were paramount to the success of secure operations for the mixed-use development. Control Risks incorporated security strategy and concept design, design development, and technical design specifications for tender.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Mick trained as a security design consultant within the security and counter-terrorism design and engineering practice at Carillion (TPS). Prior to consulting, Mick provided installation, commissioning, maintenance, management, design, sales, evaluation, and acceptance of a wide range of physical and electronic security systems and electrical installation projects, in both public and private sectors.
Mick has a Master of Arts in Leadership from Henley Business School, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management from the University of Westminster. He has an HNC in Electronic Engineering and an ONC in Electrical Engineering.