Further to our previous comment on the website, we wanted to update you on Derwent London’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak. These are extraordinary times and we recognise that we have a responsibility to all our stakeholders. Together we can take steps to mitigate the threat and disruption being caused by the virus.
Foremost in our efforts is the health, safety and wellbeing of all our stakeholders, especially our customers and employees, as well as the communities around our buildings. For some time now our property and asset management teams have been following closely the latest advice from Public Health England.
This has led to the introduction of rigorous cleaning regimes, the prominent display of World Health Organisation posters informing occupiers and visitors of the best safety procedures and the establishment of specialised teams able to respond to any suspected outbreaks in our properties. Where our occupiers are working from home, Derwent London’s property management work is more focused on plant maintenance and security aspects.
Our business is fully operational with our Head Office staff also largely working from home. We continue to provide a strong level of customer service and support for our occupiers as they develop their own plans.
We would like to thank our teams and customers for their exceptional response to this unique situation and our suppliers who have ensured that our business has continued to run smoothly. As well as the day-to-day necessities needed to keep properties operational, there is also the ongoing work on our three major developments.
With a strong balance sheet and excellent financial liquidity, we remain in a good position to maintain our high levels of service as well as deliver our new projects.
In these uncertain times, it is important that we continue to support the communities around our buildings. With this in mind, we have decided to increase this year’s contribution to our Community Funds.
Please be assured that we will be doing what we can to manage and respond to these events. Our absolute priority is the health and safety of our stakeholders and our buildings.
We hope that you and your families keep well.