Zoom Briefing: Office Reoccupation Planning, Q&A 1

Date & Time

CityCo and Manchester BID continue to work in close liaison with our city partners including Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police, Transport for Greater Manchester, Salford City Council and Marketing Manchester.

As the Covid-19 lockdown progresses, and we potentially move to phased reopenings in the city centre, we are hosting a series of Zoom meetings for business members to help keep everyone in the loop with city planning.

These briefings are an opportunity to discuss how to create safe and resilient work environments that will inspire confidence in employees, clients and customers in the months ahead.

The meetings are chaired by CityCo and Manchester BID Chief Exec Vaughan Allen.

Office Reoccupation Planning
Thursday 28 May
12 noon Zoom, with guests:

Adept Corporate, Spinningfields, Allied London
Gabriel Erinle, Estates Director, Spinningfields & St John’s Manchester

Tony Nichols, Senior Transport Planner
Reopening after Covid-19: User-Centred Strategies for Buildings and Public Spaces
ARUP Slidedeck – Download PDF

Toby Smith, Senior Facilities Manager

We heard approaches from these sector leaders and some tech-based solutions to help businesses tackle social distancing.

The panel shared the challenges of built and office environments, work undertaken to date to address social distancing guidance, considerations required going forward for buildings planning a return to work, various learnings so far and recommendations.

Subject discussed included:

  • Risk assessments
  • Operational planning
  • Building capacity considerations
  • Social distancing best practice
  • Interaction between buildings inside and the public realm
  • The importance of clear communications
  • Staff training and re-inductions
  • Staff well being


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