As the last lockdown eased the COEL team was able to offer help in reopening a variety of workplaces with different requirements. Space planning became a key factor in judging the proximity with which people would work together and how they move around their working environment.
Safeguarding measures such as screens and directional flow charts needed to be implemented to help reduce the risk of infection.
The increasing shift towards flexible working and larger numbers of employees being allowed to work from home has resulted in businesses reconsidering their workspace. Many companies have consulted us about moving or reducing the space they require; our in-house team has been able to provide storage space and offer advice on commercial relocation.
A recent project which started in lockdown and was recently completed involved merging 3 working floors into one.
The consolidation process was handled sympathetically, with a commitment to ensure that the workplace was not compromised and that the employees’ requirements are fulfilled. Whilst there are clear economic benefits for our client, COEL gives precedence to designing a workplace which builds community, inspires, and motivates staff whilst also putting a spotlight on employee health.
Protecting employees’ health will be a prime concern now more than ever.
COEL prioritises making working lives better and partnering with our clients to solve their workplace challenges. All businesses will be looking to invest in a sustainable future by safeguarding staff and at the same time meet their expectations of success.
The current climate offers new challenges which the COEL team will continue to meet and provide positive solutions to.