Reoccupancy and Reopening Resource Hub

For those managing business reoccupation – information from our real estate partners, experts in employment law, our wider network and official guidance on reoccupation for offices, retailers and hoteliers. 

  • Office Reoccupancy

    Office Reoccupancy

    Webinar Office Reoccupancy with Knight Frank  

    Learn more about theKnight Frank Reoccupancy Roadmap  as well as the 12 Dynamics that are shaping the future of real estate and the workplace as we move into the AC (after corona) world.  This is suitable for any office occupier of any size.  You will hear from Neil McLocklin, Head of European Consulting Practice and Dr Lee Elliot, Global Head of Occupier Research. Webinar available  here

    Knight Frank Readiness Survey – takes 2-3 minutes to complete 

    To help inform the government Knight Frank want to find out how prepared UK office based businesses are and would appreciate 2-3 minutes of your time in answering this shortsurvey  (or passing on to the appropriate person in your business).  The survey follows theKnight Frank Reoccupancy Roadmap as a basis to evaluate preparedness. All responses will be confidential. 

    Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace by Cushman Wakefield  

    An outline of some of the best practice to reopening the workplace compiled by thousands of international professionals. The recommended information in this guide has been successfully implemented across the globehere 

    Office Social Distancing Advice from Colliers International  

    Colliers International are offering a 48 hour turnaround service on recommendations on social distancing in your workplace. Also to help you with re-occupancy they have created an  Office Social Distancing Calculator  which calculates the number of work stations your employees will be able to occupy in line with social distancing advice. 

    Webinar:   Colliers Back to Work Navigator – The Great Return 

    Listen in as their experts across Europe share insights and in-depth research on the evolution and management of the virus across countries, the lockdown exit strategies in place and the implications on multiple real estate markets. Access to this webinar and others ranging from information for office occupiers to the hospitality industry are availablehere  

  • Retail Reoccupancy

    Retail Reoccupancy

    Social Distancing Guide for Non-Food Retail Stores by British Retail Consortium and URDAW  – A guide for retailers on how to implement government advice on social distancing in retail is available here 

    Shop Local Directory – Westminster City Council are mapping all the shops in the area you can add your shop to the list here

    TfL Briefing for Retailers – This toolkit sets out our latest travel advice for retail businesses, as well as sharing some tips for planning to return to work in the longer term here 

    West End Resilience LIVE series – every month

    The weekly West End Resilience LIVE series, brought to you by New West End Company & Microsoft Live Events, celebrates the strength, sustainability, resilience and future of the WestEnd.  They are bringing together businesses and employees during these unprecedented times with a selection of inspiring speakers to offer stimulating and engaging information, while keeping you informed about trends and policies that are shaping the future of the WestEnd. More information and past recordings of the series available here.

    Read New West End Company’s – West End Reopening information here

  • Hospitality Reopening

    Hospitality Reopening

    Coronavirus and reoccupancy advice from HospitalityNet is available here and you can sign up to regular bulletins to keep-up-date as more information about reopening comes through.

    The latest toolkit from TfL for hospitality and leisure businesses is available here

    Westminster City Council guidance on reopening hospitality which includes proposals for road closures, proposals for more tables and chairs, proposals on deliveries and waste collection, find out more here

    Westminster City Council advice for reopening pubs, bars and restaurants available here

    Westminster City Council business guidance document for outdoor dining available here

    Westminster City Council guidance for fast-track use of outdoor space for the hospitality sector available here

    Information on adapting restaurants to food businesses for takeaway and food delivery from FSA here

    FSA guidance for food businesses – The Food Standards Agency has collated guidance for food businesses operating during the coronavirus pandemic. Advice is available to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely in the food sector. The FSA’s website provides information for food manufacturers, restaurants and takeaways. The link to guidance can be found here. If you are seeking to convert your business to a takeaway service please view current guidance here

  • Guidance for Employers

    Guidance for Employers

    Returning to the workplace after covid-19 lockdown: A Toolkit by SOM here

    Furlough information from Seddons Law LLP

    • Seddons Law LLP essential information on furloughing staff here 
    • Seddons Law LLP summary on changes to the coronavirus job retention scheme here
    • Seddons Law LLP summary on furlough extension here

    Guidance for Personnel Security during coronavirus: 
    Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure has provided the following:

    • Working from home IT security here
    • Remote interviewing guidance here

  • Advice on Queue Markers

    Advice on Queue Markers

    If you are a business in the Baker Street Quarter and you need queue makers for outside your premises to assist with queue management, please contact us on [email protected] with your address and quantity needed and we will deliver them to you and install them if required. The markers come in four different designs of beautiful landmarks in the area and are completely free of charge.

    Further advice from Westminster City Council on managing queues is available here.

  • Workplace Information for those Returning to the Baker Street Quarter

    Workplace Information for those Returning to the Baker Street Quarter

    We’ve been busy ensuring the Quarter is ready for your return in a number of ways, so that it’s, clean and well managed to reassure those returning to the area. We have also been working with the Council and others to help with travel options to the Quarter and to support restaurants and cafés.

    We have produced a summary of all the measures in place for you to include in your return to the workplace information for your colleagues. You can find a copy here

  • NHS COVID-19 App

    NHS COVID-19 App

    Businesses can now create a QR code for their premises to allow customers and visitors to scan when they arrive, using the NHS COVID-19 app. This is to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Gov.uk website to create your unique code.

  • Government Advice

    Government Advice

    Government Recovery Plans – The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy here

    Government Guidance on getting back to work safely here

    Government Advice on cleaning non-healthcare settings here

    Government Furlough Advice – here

    Government Charter for safe working practice – here

    Government Guidance on reopening business safely and to help businesses carry out a risk assessment – here

    Employers that want to reopen their business have a legal responsibility to protect their employees and other people on site.

    Use this guidance to help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce.

    The Office for Product Safety and Standards have produced a coronavirus guidance for business and local authorities – here 

    Public Health England – Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus here

    Health and Safety Executive – Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak here

    Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Social distancing in the workplace sector guidance here

    Westminster City Council –  Advice on how to reopen your business safely and how to manage queues here

    London Fire Brigade advice on reopening businesses here

    Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure – advice on protecting pedestrian queues from vehicle as a weapon attack here

    TfL – Briefing for Businesses here

    WHO – Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 information here

    London Growth Hub are providing a series of webinars on employment, wellbeing, virtual working and more here