it has been almost a year we have all been living in a new - hopefully, transitory - reality, when it is the pandemic that predominantly sets the directions and manners of our existence in almost every single sphere: social, business, private. Uncertainty, restrictions, warrants, bans, changes - it is a challenging time for all of us.
Throughout the lockdown, offices became deserted almost overnight. And even though the home office or hybrid work models prove to hold good on the operational level, there is definitely far from enough freedom of direct meetings (which rings true for me personally, too). The freedom, which to a great extent, defined also our ‘Torus-like’ social and organizational culture, the freedom that cannot be replaced by ZOOM or MS Teams. The health of the employees remains today a non-negotiable priority, though, I hope we will return to our ‘old habits’ soon.
In order to provide safety and accessibility of our buildings, we were quick to introduce a wide range of procedures and changes in their functions. For many months, a team of our most renowned specialists have been working tirelessly to make it happen. We are supported by technology: touchless devices or scanners that detect people with increased body temperature. However, it is the responsibility that plays the most important role - both within teams, and individually alike.
We are aware that the return to the offices will take time, will require work from all respective parties, and will bring along new solutions within work organization, space arrangements, and technology. Despite the circumstances, in order to be able to continuously deliver a modern, safe, and attractive space adjusted to the needs of the tenants - WE ARE TAKING ACTION!
I wish you all a great deal of health, alongside optimism, and a quick return...
Sławomir Gajewski, president of TORUS
The new reality calls for a new outlook on the workspace.
Over the last months we have been monitoring behaviours of office workers, engaging in conversations as to learn their feelings, concerns, and needs related to the return to their companies. The knowledge we have collected in the process helped us to find and implement the solutions which ensure comfort, minimize risk, and increase safety of those using our spaces.
In the anonymous poll conducted in the period of Jan 25 - Feb 10, 2021, 285 respondents, working in the Alchemia and Officyna buildings, had their voice heard (specialists, managers, directors, board members)
The high standard of our buildings, modern technical and architectural solutions, and the proper management, will all make the time of the returns safe to each and everyone of you.
We have set up a dedicated team that implements adequate procedures and solutions in our buildings - based on the respective know-how and experience, but also on the analysis of the market and global trends.
Following the guidelines of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, REHVA Association, IWBI (WELL Health&Safety certificate as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic), and real estate brokers - branch experts, we have introduced a number of rules, the adherence to which will allow you to feel comfortable in the office, and minimize potential risks.
The team is at your disposal, don’t hesitate to ask - firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel safe. The service staff and personnel that cares for the maintenance of cleanliness of our buildings have been trained by experts professionally tasked with disinfection of hospitals. Common areas are disinfected every 2 hours. Sanitation covers all elements exposed to the touch - door handles, restrooms in lift lobbies, buttons, counter tops, grips, or rest areas.
Lift buttons are secured by a foil which is regularly replaced.
At reception desks one can find personal protection equipment - disposable masks and gloves, and also thermometers (we recommend voluntary temperature measurements). We have set up hand sanitizer dispensers at designated spots. We have also enhanced the safety protocol for deliverers and couriers who have their body temperature measured.
Dishwashers fitted in the kitchens of our tenants are equipped with the washing mode of high temperatures (minimum 60 degrees) which is recommended by experts.
Keeping safe distance does not have to be difficult. We have fitted the reception desks with protective partitions, while the rest zones have been rearranged in a manner that provides everybody with enough space.
Depending on the person load capacity of the lift, we have set permissible limits. Thanks to the easily-accessible and well-marked staircases, it is simple to choose from various ways of moving around the building. Get into the elevator if you want to move to the higher storeys. Take the stairs going down.
Stay healthy and keep fit by giving up on public transport, and get to work by bike. There are various solutions available in our buildings, which will make it both safe and convenient - changing rooms, shower facilities, and elevators for bikers.
Discover additional solutions with which we provide our Tenants to enhance safety and comfort in the office space.
The pandemic has changed the market and the needs related to safety and work comfort. Therefore, we are on the lookout for technologies whose application reduces the epidemiological risk, and ensures a prompt response in the event of threat.
We have analysed close to 100 solutions available on the market. In cooperation with experts from various sectors, we have chosen the most efficient solutions which meet the needs of our tenants. Discover the solutions that will be consistently developed and introduced in our buildings.
Virtual reception desk
online guest register, granting access by means of QR codes (limiting direct contact with the building personnel)
will guide the employee or guest throughout the building in a manner which will limit their contact with bystanders, buttons, and panels, upon which there might be an accumulation of harmful germs.
Integration of elevator systems with the access control.
Touchless devices in restrooms, taps in kitchens, hand sanitizer dispensers.
Automatic door opening while entering the office space.
Hygienic door handles in common areas, covered with an anti-bacterial coat with silver particles.
Hand dryers equipped with the HEPA filter
extract 99,95% of bacterium-sized particles from the air in the restroom before they land onto the hands.
UV-C lamps to disinfect air and surfaces
In lab tests, in a safe and environment-friendly manner, neutralized 99% of SARS-CoV-2 viruses on the surface when in the 6-second exposition.
Designing dedicated building zones available for couriers and food deliverers.
In-building parcel lockers.
We consider communication of utmost importance.
We offer ongoing information on what is happening in our buildings.
Find the most current information at:
on display screens and posters in the lobby;
in e-mails sent out to all tenants on a regular basis,
in campaign-dedicated newsletters.