In response to The Solar, the music mogul, 61, has moved to safe a ‘blind spot’ again entrance to the house, with planning permission granted final month to hold out the security measures.
It’s understood Simon and his household (accomplice Lauren Silverman and son Eric, seven) don’t at present dwell at the property and won’t transfer in for a ‘very long time’.
Security first: Simon Cowell has reportedly additional ramped up security measures at his £15million mansion in south-west London – 5 years after his Holland Park abode was damaged into in a £1million raid
A supply informed the web site: ‘After the terrifying expertise he had a couple of years in the past Simon would not desire a repeat. He’s solely too conscious of the specter of housebreaking and being within the public eye means he is a possible goal.
‘When he purchased the place he made plans for top-of-the- vary security and these preparations are ramping up his efforts even additional.
‘An important factor to Simon is the security of his household. No expense spared.’
Mailonline has contacted Simon’s representatives for remark.
The security claims come six years after Darren February broke into Cowell’s five-bedroom property in upmarket Holland Park, by means of a patio door and stole jewelry and two passports.
Residence: In response to The Solar , the music mogul, 61, has moved to safe a ‘blind spot’ again entrance to the house, with planning permission granted final month to hold out the security measures
Simply ten days after he burgled the X Issue supremo’s dwelling in December 2015, he hit 52-year-old father and motorcyclist Kenneth Baldwin with a automobile and killed him, after driving up the improper aspect of the street at 58mph.
February had already been convicted of 37 burglaries, repeatedly concentrating on the rich areas of Kensington and Bayswater which supplied ‘wealthy pickings’, prosecutor Denis Barry mentioned.
When he broke into Cowell’s home on December 4 he was on licence for different burglaries and public order offences.
He has dedicated 58 offences spanning 20 years, and was first convicted aged simply 12.
Cowell informed the court docket how diamond rings price £500,000 had been stolen within the raid.
In a press release learn to the jury he mentioned: ‘My son and his nanny had been of their bed room on the second flooring and our security guard Simon Williams was in his workplace on the bottom flooring. There’s a giant secure inside a wardrobe.
Household man: The star is in a relationship with accomplice Lauren Silverman, with the pair sharing son Eric, seven (pictured 2018)
‘Myself and Lauren went to mattress at 12:30 on the morning of the housebreaking, and I consider that my nanny and son had been already asleep.
‘I subsequent bear in mind being woken by Simon Williams who mentioned right here had been an incident within the property, we had been robbed and may keep within the room.
‘Lauren and myself had then requested about my son and we had been very involved about ensuring he was alright.
‘Our secure had been open and gadgets had been taken. Lauren was flying overseas that morning and she or he wished to quietly get her jewelry.
‘The security guard got here to me and informed me my passports and brown 1920 attache case had been recovered and I realised it had been taken.’
Cowell mentioned among the many jewelry taken had been watches price £200,000, diamond rings price £500,000, diamond earrings valued at £220,000 and diamond bracelets price £50,000.
A lot of the gadgets haven’t been recovered. He added: ‘Nobody has the correct or authority to steal from Lauren or myself and I’ll go to court docket if required.’
In 2016 February was jailed for eight-and-a-half years for inflicting loss of life by harmful driving not removed from Cowell’s dwelling.
Painful: Simon broke his again in August after falling from his electrical bike, leaving him compelled to endure a six-hour surgical procedure to attempt to repair the accidents
In April final 12 months, it was reported Simon, who bought the home in October 2018, was given the go-ahead from the council to rework his seven-bedroom property into a house that meets the ‘fashionable necessities of the household’.
Sources claimed the X Issue boss’ requests included a 15-metre outside pool, an prolonged sunroom and state-of-the-art security.
In response to The Solar, the media persona was including a pool home, a bar, three new car gates, a pergola and a ‘glazed conservation lantern roof’ to his current conservatory for optimum sunshine ‘all year long in a personal place’
The publication additionally alleged that the expertise supervisor will beef up security at his dwelling by upgrading the present lighting and digital camera system.
MailOnline contacted Simon’s representatives for additional remark at the time.
Final 12 months, it was claimed that the TV robust man relocated in London to be nearer to his son Eric’s college.
Nonetheless, a spokesperson for Simon informed MailOnline: ‘Simon and Lauren selected to maneuver as a result of they actually like the realm – there’s been no determination made but on faculties.’
The tycoon sought to burnish his inexperienced credentials in December 2019 by banging the drum for extra bushes, hailing them as ‘vitally vital’.
In August, Simon was rushed to hospital to endure six hours of surgical procedure after breaking his again in an electrical bike accident, forcing him to cancel all his deliberate TV work for the remainder of the 12 months.
The X Issue decide had been staying in LA whereas he recovered from his accident, however he was seen wanting blissful and wholesome in Barbados for a household journey final month.
The accident occurred when the highly effective machine ‘flew up within the air and did an unintentional wheelie’ after he tried to vary gears.
The music boss is believed to have been ‘shocked by the facility’ of the bike and knew instantly that he ‘was in hassle’.
Following the accident, Simon tweeted: ‘Some good recommendation… Should you purchase an electrical path bike, learn the handbook earlier than you trip it for the primary time.’
He went on: ‘I’ve damaged a part of my again. Thanks to everybody on your sort messages.’
He then added in a second tweet: ‘And an enormous thanks to all of the nurses and docs. Among the nicest folks I’ve ever met. Keep secure everybody Simon.’
His current accidents and ongoing restoration noticed him sit out of the resumed 2020 collection of Britain’s Obtained Expertise after it returned following England’s first lockdown.
Fairly a distinction: Simon has shed greater than 20Ibs in weight because of a fastidious vegan food regimen, which he modified to be able to sustain with son Eric