As lockdown slowly eases and the car park starts to fills up again, we return to Affinity House and can hardly even recognise the place! No, it’s not because we’ve been away for so long. While we were self-isolating at home, our Site Manager, Paul, took advantage of some alone time in the building to get the place looking ship shape for us returning to work.
During the 12 weeks where Paul had the place to himself, he refurbished four bathrooms around the building, giving them a paint, finish and general spruce up for our return. He didn’t stop there – he gave a nice fresh lick of paint to all of the corridors, including the stairwells and ceilings. Paul also refurbished the last of our downstairs kitchens and replaced all of the dingy old roof tiles downstairs with brand new ones.
It wasn’t just indoors that our Paul worked some magic on. Our Site Manager set about tidying up the outside yard, completing all ground maintenance and taking care of the overgrown grass and verges. He even managed to get himself a Dundee tan too!
Once the upgrades to the building and our yard were complete, Paul turned his attention to getting Affinity House Covid-19-ready for us. Installing screens at reception to keep Joanne safe and creating a one way system around the building with two metre markers to ensure that whether we’re sitting at our desk or rushing to a meeting, we’re sticking to the guidelines and staying safe.
We’re taking a staggered approach to getting the teams back in the offices, and things are starting to feel like they’re getting back to normal. Paul’s hard work behind the scenes over the past couple of months has allowed us to make our return to work as streamlined and efficient as possible.
On top of this we’re absolutely delighted to have Renata back with us to make sure the building is disinfected and sparkling from top to toe! She’s been even more vigilant than usual since returning from lockdown and we know we’re in safe hands as we enter a new working environment. It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s the little actions by everyone involved that will keep us safe when we get back to business.
Now it’s just a case of getting our teams back in action, keeping to the government guidelines and getting used to a world where letting the door close on our colleagues rather than holding it open is considered good manners…