As the attention turns cautiously to getting back to work, Covid-19 has created a number of interesting business challenges for the office workplace.

Social distancing has compromised the use of the modern office concepts which have generally been designed to maximise space efficiency to accommodate as many personnel as practically possible. The use of more economically sized furniture, greater comfort cooling, onsite locker storage, break out areas, hot desking, shared work space, PLUS sharing of common toilet facilities and the use of lifts ALL fly in the face of the measures to contain the virus.

Moving forward, use of office space is looking rather different, and ironically may bring into focus the more traditional period space previously associated with the Liverpool office market.

By their design period buildings are better equipped for minimising social contact. They offer lower intensity use, with self-contained, naturally ventilated suites. Occupiers have control over their work environment, and can provide a safe and more flexible workplace to their employees.

Keppie Massie have an ideal solution in the city centre to achieve compliance to the guidelines.

Rumford Court is a collection of historic period buildings in a traditional and unique cobbled stone setting within the heart of the CBD. Accommodation is provided within small independent buildings. Well-proportioned contemporary self-contained suites are available each with private kitchen and toilet facilities. They all offer controlled access without the need for lifts. Each suite has the benefit of generous ceiling heights and excellent natural ventilation with high speed broadband available.

There is also a generously sized 20 seater conference room for tenant use which, for social distancing, would accommodate 12 people.

With an 1100 space car park (and cycles) opposite we can see this historic accommodation being highly attractive and “BACK TO THE FUTURE” in this new business era.

For more information, please contact Tim Garnett on 07852240103 or email