USS launches Staines office builiding to offer companies a solution to occupational issues raised by Covid19
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has completed the refurbishment of 100 Church Street, in Staines giving occupiers an opportunity to occupy their own self contained building and extend additional protections for staff in the current difficult climate.
The building offers 10,865 sq ft of Grade A office space across three floors, with each floor already fitted with break out and kitchen areas as well as meeting rooms and private offices. It is located only a short distance from the town centre and yet offers a minimum of 40 car parking spaces, equalling the ratios of some out of town business parks.
As social distancing measures shape the way we work and travel to and from the office, the availability of an excellent parking ratio gives occupiers the added option to travel by car, which may be preferable to public transport for the foreseeable future. Its proximity to Staines town centre also ensures that it is easily accessible for cyclists, with secure storage for cycles also being provided.
A dedicated, self-contained office for a single occupier offers greater flexibility for re-configuring spaces in line with social distancing measures, ensuring that physical interactions can be easily managed and restricted to within the company.
The new website for 100 Church Street ( https://www.100churchstreet.co.uk/) , gives prospective tenants the chance to virtually explore the building without having to visit it.
Andrew Pettitt, Fund Manager at USS, said: “With the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, virtual viewings have seen a real surge in popularity and are fast becoming part of the ‘new normal’. Well-connected self-contained office spaces which also offer generous parking facilities are well placed to accommodate new COVID-19 health protocols, mitigating the risks associated with travel via public transportation and higher density shared offices.”
Damian Farino / Kevin Hawthorn , joint agents for the property, comment: “ With occupiers facing important decisions in keeping staff as safe as possible, this rare self contained building offers additional control opportunities in its internal arrangements and car parking provision. It would make an ideal satellite office for central London tenants considering a ‘hub and spoke’ approach to safer occupational solutions , as well as local and regional occupiers within multi-occupied buildings seeking an alternative means to personnel welfare.”