Langtree introduces strict COVID code across 2.2m sq ft estate

Owner and operator of sites such at Liverpool city region’s Sci-Tech Daresbury has published new coronavirus guide for all of its tenants

Sci-Tech Daresbury
Sci-Tech Daresbury is part of the Langtree estate


One of the North’s biggest providers of business space has implemented a new set of safety protocols to allow companies to work safely across its 2.2m sq ft estate.

Warrington-based property developer and management company Langtree, whose portfolio includes Liverpool city region’s Sci-Tech Daresbury, has published a new guide for tenants called Working safely during coronavirus.

A detailed set of site operating procedures, compiled in anticipation of any return to work by tenants, have been finalised following a review of this latest government guidance, and have now been shared with occupiers.

Langtree has confirmed that they will be implemented this week and will continue to be updated and refined as the measures are seen in practice and feedback provided by tenants.

The company, which houses almost 450 businesses across 30 office and industrial developments in the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, is investing in a wide range of site-appropriate initiatives, from floor markings to help with social distancing measures in communal spaces, to wall-mounted hand sanitiser units and strict one-way policies on staircases.

“It’s about demonstrating to our tenants that all the public areas of our buildings are, as a minimum, fully compliant with latest government guidelines,” says Langtree group property director Jayne Furnival.

“We have already written to all our clients to let them know how this will help them with their own planning and when the measures will be implemented in full, which we are aiming to be by the end of the week. We’re asking them to play their part, too, as we ease our way back to less restrictive work practices.”

The company has a number of joint ventures with local authorities and government, including in the Liverpool city region at Sci-Tech Daresbury, with Halton Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.   

“All our partners are fully supportive of our approach,” added Ms Furnival. “We’re encouraging tenants to follow best practice and continue to exploit technology to minimise unnecessary contact.

“ If meetings can continue to be conducted via technology, for example, that will minimise risk for our building staff as well as our tenants.  As the rules evolve, so will our approach.”

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