Reoccupancy and Reopening Resource Hub
Webinar Re-imagining the workplace: The occupier view with Knight Frank
With global re-occupancy planning underway, and occupiers looking at the future shape, size and purpose of the workplace, we invite you to join us for a thought provoking webinar, featuring:Neil McLocklin, Head of Strategic Consulting, Dr. Lee Elliott, Head of Global Occupier Research, Derek McManus, Telefonica’s COO and Elisa Rönkä from Siemens, who will be sharing their thoughts on their emerging thinking post Covid lockdown. Available here
Webinar Office Reoccupancy with Knight Frank
Learn more about the Knight 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 short survey (or passing on to the appropriate person in your business). The survey follows the Knight 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 globe here
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 available here
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
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
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 furlong extension here
Guidance for Personnel Security during coronavirus:
Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure has provided the following:
Webinar: Commercial Lettings - Market Advice
Wednesday 5 August 11.00 - 11.30
The commercial lettings market is fast changing with COVID-19 and the current economic climate. On Wednesday 5 August at 11am, our business members Streathers Solicitors are hosting a 30-min zoom talk to discuss recent changes. This should be relevant for both landlords and tenants. They will be discussing recovery of rent and rent negotiations; turnover leases; the future of office spaces to include break notices and market trends; and lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
If you are interested in attending, please email: [email protected]streathers.co.uk to book a place.
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
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.
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