BE Offices were delighted to welcome the RH Lord Mayor of London, William Russell to their Barbican business centre this week as part of a series of events to mark the reopening of indoor hospitality, cultural and heritage institutions based across the Square Mile.
As the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England reaches its third step, Lord Mayor of London, William Russell is visiting and celebrating the return of well-known institutions which include the Barbican, the Museum of London, the London Mithraeum, Tower Bridge visitor space and the Tower of London, all of which have reopened to the public this week.
The Lord Mayor’s visit to BE Offices was an opportunity for him to see how the leading flexible workspace provider is enabling a safe return to office space in the City of London with a comprehensive set of measures in place to make the buildings across its portfolio COVID-secure. These measures include:
- Thermal imaging cameras at reception
- Desk guard screens
- Hand sanitiser pumps throughout the buildings
- Fogging and deep cleaning in all areas
- Rapid reporting process to alert teams to any positive Covid recording within a centre
- Social distancing signage, people flow signage and ‘every other chair’ policy throughout
- Single use, recyclable cutlery and cups
In addition, the Lord Mayor was keen to view the space BE has offered to the City’s Culture and Commerce Taskforce to support its efforts to help secure the capital’s creative future and tackle the “cultural catastrophe” caused by the pandemic.
Commenting on the reopening of cultural and hospitality venues, Lord Mayor of London, William Russell said: “Culture, heritage and hospitality are deeply rooted in the history of the City and it is part of what makes the Square Mile so attractive to visitors and workers alike.
“This is why today (17th May 2021) marks such a significant moment for the people working in these sectors and those that enjoy visiting these venues. The vibrancy and buzz which makes the City such an exciting place in which to work and visit is fast returning.”