The Weekly Wrap | 5th October 2020

5th October 2020
The Weekly Wrap | 5th October 2020

Plug & Play at 8 Lloyds Avenue

We are pleased to be marketing the 4th floor offices of 8 Lloyds Avenue, EC3 which has been fitted out to provide 3,040 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation behind a magnificent period façade.

The office suite includes brand new furniture, cabling, meeting room and kitchenette. Finished to the highest specification, the unit has 28 open plan desks, 10 person meeting room, 8 person collaboration area, kitchen with break out area and a reception. The floor also comes with instant fibre connectivity provided by 2 Circle Comms.

The office has otherwise been refurbished and includes new ceiling mounted feature LED lights, new VRF air conditioning system and a contemporary reception area. The building also benefits from showers, bicycle racks and changing facilities.

Please see the property details here, for more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Jack Wells (07741 900431) or Chris Sutcliffe (07970 831250) at Newton Perkins.

Virtual Walk around 20 Fenchurch Street

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a virtual walkthrough tour of the available offices on the 6th and 5th floors, 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3.

Following the recent letting to Ocorian on the part 5th south, only the part 5th north (5,855 sq ft) and the 6th (15,284 sq ft) floors remain available to let on flexible terms.

With the virtual tour you are able to view the offices remotely via a 360 degree camera around the premises. For any further information or to arrange an in person viewing, please contact Jon Beilin, Jack Wells or Roger Weaver at Newton Perkins.

Virtual Tour

Working from home u-turn falls on deaf ears as more staff head back to offices

Despite the Prime Minister’s recent working from home u-turn, according to City AM new data has shown that employees are heading back to their workplaces in greater numbers around the UK.

According to data specialists Huq Industries, the rate at which workers are returning to their offices since the PM’s announcement has actually picked up in four of the six cities analysed, including in London.

With pre-pandemic levels of workplace attendance set at 100 on the index, the capital saw its score jump from 22.62 to 27.51 in the week ending 27 September.

In addition, new data from Transport for London (TfL) showed that the number of people using the Tube was flat week-on-week.

Up to last week the government had been urging people to get back into their offices, until an increase in coronavirus infections saw minister switch tack.

However, somewhat surprisingly Johnson’s announcement appears to have fallen on deaf ears thus far.

City’s road closures could be permanent!

The City of London Corporation is considering making the current street closures a permanent feature of the Square Mile.

Back in June, the London Financial District governing body unveiled a series of improvements to the streets to enable residents to come to work.

This involved the introduction of wider footpaths, narrowing of traffic lanes and even time-consuming road restrictions to enable drivers to use alternative modes of travel, such as walking or cycling.

Some of the City's most popular thoroughfares, such as Cheapside, Threadneedle Street, and Moorgate, were included in the scheme.

Alastair Moss, chairman of the Planning and Transportation Committee of the City of London Corporation, said he now hoped that all of the changes will be made on a permanent basis.

“We’ve got the luxury at the moment that we can try things out and use the pandemic as a virtue.

“A lot of these roads were congested, air quality has been an issue, road safety has been an issue. We’re determined those things should be tackled, so I’d anticipate that a lot of our measures will stay.”


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