Premium flexible workspace provider The Argyll Club has announced its return to work strategy, offering free desk space to support its members with workplace social distancing and a package of further stringent health and safety measures.
In a unique proposition for the industry, the business will be providing desks in corporate boardrooms, large meeting rooms, coworking and shared spaces as overflow for members’ existing offices. The initiative will provide existing resident members with up to 50,000 sq. ft. of extra space across the business’ entire 38-strong portfolio of central London locations. Its aim is to ensure that all members can safely return to work in line with Government guidance, once the green light has been given in the weeks ahead, but do not have to choose between safety, cost or productivity.
Additionally, The Argyll Club will introduce a raft of new procedures in line with government guidance, including the deep-cleaning of all spaces, adjusting lift and stairway access to align with social distancing and offering PPE in all workspace receptions.
Commenting on the announcement, Jean-Michel Orieux, CEO of The Argyll Club, said:
“The flexible workspace sector, like many others, must rethink its offer after this crisis; it is no longer a case of preference regarding the density of people within your office, it is now a necessity for public health.”
“Throughout our 20-year history in London’s workspace market, we have always stood out for offering lower-density office spaces. In an industry where recent market entrants have driven a shift to much higher density offices partnered with communal breakout spaces, our long-standing proposition of generous space allocation means we are well-placed to adapt to new working behaviours. Our initiative to offer members additional free space as they need it ensures that businesses can quickly get back to work while maintaining social distancing.”
“As ever, supporting our members is at the heart of what we do and so, in addition to aiding social distancing with extra desks, we are supporting our members with the sourcing and purchasing of PPE equipment for any who need it. We are preparing our spaces and our team to hit the ground running and do our bit to get London back up and running.”