London’s Canary Wharf has mapped out plans to bring back tens of thousands of bankers, lawyers and accountants to the financial district as the coronavirus pandemic lockdown eases and the economy strives for a balance.
Although there will be rules on lift capacity, one-way routes around the Manhattan-style towers and staggered working which will be put in place to ensure safety.
The Docklands complex, the European home of HSBC, Barclays and Citigroup, has a working population of 120,000. Meanwhile, Canary Wharf expects a tenth of that to return to work after many employees have been working from home.
Considering the signs that England’s lockdown is beginning to ease little by little, Canary Wharf has been talking to firms about putting in place measures to improve safety and social distancing to avoid spreading the virus further.