COVID-19: Adapting to a new environment

20th May 2020

Updated 20th May

The world is a different place and we’re all adapting to new ways of working and living.

We’re doing our bit to limit and delay the spread of the virus. We are all following government recommendations on social distancing.

We’ve closed our 9 physical offices and are all home working via 300 new ones.

Our systems are working well and our staff wellbeing is fundamental. We’ve completed internal surveys that have revealed how we want to work now and in the future. One thing is clear, there is a desire to work more flexibly and travel less. We think we’re not alone in this and we’d like to hear what you think.

We are still carrying out site inspections and site visits, but only where absolutely necessarily. We’ll be carefully following guidance from satisfactory Health & Safety Risk Assessments when on site.

Covid-secure premises

We’re also reviewing the safety of all our premises. We want to make our offices Covid-secure before we open them up, and we’re afraid we can’t invite you to visit us in the near future. We will publish any visitor plans/procedures via this website as soon as we can.

Staying connected

We’re maintaining regular contact with clients and colleagues. Our services to you and your projects will continue unaffected as far as possible.

  • If you need to contact us, please use direct dials (DDs) or mobile numbers.
  • If you contact any of us who are working flexibly outside conventional working hours or are temporarily furloughed, out of office messaging will identify alternative contacts.

Along with everyone else, we are conducting all meetings by Zoom, Skype, conference calls and other remote means instead of face to face. We miss the short catch ups and the informal chats that happen when we get together – but we’re here at the other end of the line, and we know how important it is to make time for each other. Do keep in touch with us.

Join in the conversation

The past few months have really shown us what we and industry can do when we all put our minds to it. We’re thinking about our capabilities for this new world and we’re hopeful for the long term sustainability of our planet and communities. It’s important to keep those conversations going.

We’ve created a new series called Talking Spaces. If you want to join in, please sign up and take part.

Or catch up by following us. LinkedIn Twitter Instagram.

If you have any queries relating to the above please contact David Hunter, Chairman.