Our COVID-19 Response

27th March 2020 | 3 min read

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic LABS Collective remains committed to providing environments for people to create, connect and thrive.

Protecting Our Members and Employees

LABS takes its duty of care for staff and members very seriously, UK Government guidance is being continually monitored and followed.

All our buildings remain open, for the essential businesses who need space to maintain their operations and the members who are unable to work from home. We have been continually reimagining our spaces so they are safe, secure and supportive for all who work in them, identifying every possible way to protect everyone.

  • Increased frequency of cleaning, using high strength virucidal  and anti-bacterial products
  • Visual cues are in place to maintain social distancing and suggest safe routes around the building
  • Improved air quality and monitoring systems
  • Placed sanitiser stations throughout the building
  • All members and guests required to wear face coverings when moving around the buildings and in shared spaces
  • All visitors will need to provide contact details and complete a health questionnaire

Full details of our Safety At Work plan for members can be found here

Any LABS member who wishes to discuss their lease should contact sales@labs.com. A range of services and support have been provided by the government to help businesses during this time and we advise that businesses continue to refer to the official website for updates.

Supporting The Community

As the need for community is greater than ever, we’re proud to continuing delivering our vision through a number of initiatives that support emergency services and the vulnerable.

During lockdown our largest event space, Camden House, was made available as a dedicated ‘common room’. Offering 13,000sqft of space for those on the frontline, it provided a place to relax along with complimentary tea and coffee.. The facilities were also used by a local soup kitchen to prepare food to deliver sustenance to some of Camden’s most vulnerable. In addition we offered a number of vacant private offices across the buildings, to the emergency services and critical call centres for use as they required.

To further support our community, our other LABS Collective brand, STAY in Hawley Wharf, provided bedrooms within its apartments for those working in nearby London hospitals. We saw many doctors and nurses occupying these apartments; enjoying a quiet sanctuary with fully fitted kitchens and living rooms as well as access to much-needed laundry facilities. Hampers filled with essential items, put together by The Camden Grocer, were also provided.

We also encouraged all staff to spend some of their working day helping the more vulnerable through a variety of charity initiatives such as AGE UKs ‘telephone friend’ matching or helping individuals in their neighbourhood with essential tasks.

Thanks to our Members

Without the continued support of our amazing members, none of this would be possible and we are truly grateful for all of those who are standing with us. We continue to monitor the status of the pandemic daily and follow government advice to ensure the safety of all LABS members and staff.