The Heath Business and Technical Park introduce 24-7 manned security system

Runcorn: March 1st, 2023: SOG is re-introducing a 24-7 manned security system to enhance protection for the 125 businesses based at its popular business and technical park at The Heath in Runcorn

Birkenhead facility management services specialists Oculus have been appointed to back up The Heath’s internal security team, ensuring the Park has around-the-clock security personnel on site to deal with any eventualities or emergencies.

The new arrangement will operate from Wednesday, March 1st.

John Lewis MBE, Managing Director of SOG Ltd that own and operate the award-winning site, says: “When the pandemic struck, we introduced remote out-of-hours security surveillance to monitor activity at times when our dedicated in-house guards were not on site.  With the pandemic now over, and with our residents now returning along with many new businesses, we have decided the time is now right to enhance the level of protection that we offer to all of our customers.”

The Heath is a renowned location for science-related, as well as general business operations. Many of the resident companies are undertaking sophisticated and sensitive research and development work

Mr Lewis adds: “Security has always been an extremely important focus for SOG.  We constantly review and upgrade our processes and procedures, investing in the latest security equipment to ensure our buildings, especially in the non-public areas, are secure and monitored, particularly the areas in which our science laboratories are located. This new agreement with Oculus means that in the future The Heath will be even more safe and protected at night, at weekends and on public holidays.”

As well as being specialists in security, Oculus offer a range of facilities management services including cleaning, grounds and property maintenance, waste management and solutions for managing vacant property.

David Ward, founder and Director of Oculus, says: “With ever increasing interest from corporate clients wanting to occupy a space at The Heath Business and Technical Park, Oculus Facilities Management were approached by SOG to help implement a 24/7/365 security presence on site. Following our review of the Park, Oculus has partnered with SOG and their very capable and experienced team to deliver a physical security presence and enhanced CCTV and access control solution. This investment and enhanced solution mean The Heath Business and Technical Park can provide a modern, first-class security service for its current and future tenants.

“Everyone at Oculus Facilities Management has been delighted with SOG’s approach and willingness to engage as a team. Their support has been key to us delivering a stringent mobilisation plan that offers confidence to both SOG and its clients. We look forward to working alongside SOG on this and future projects.”                                

About The Heath

The Heath Business and Technical Park is a phenomenal regeneration success story. Formed in 2000, its owner and operator, SOG Ltd, has transformed a once single occupancy corporate facility into a thriving independent business park. The Heath now provides office and laboratory accommodation for around 125 individual organisations, ranging from business services and IT specialists to those at the cutting edge of science, research and advanced manufacturing. The Heath supports around 2,000 jobs. For further information, telephone 01928 515988 or visit

Issued on behalf of The Heath Business and Technical Park,

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX – Part of the SOG Group

Media contacts:

The Heath: Paul Smith Associates (PSA) 07771 623 007