Active tenant programme
As part of our commitment to ensuring high tenant satisfaction we introduced a full calendar of tenant engagement events on the business park throughout 2017, including “Pedal your own smoothie” and the popular annual Christmas market and Easter Egg hunt. Beehives were recently established on site to increase biodiversity levels, with over 40 tenants and employees attending ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions. During 2018, we hope to produce and sell 120 jars of honey with all proceeds going to Francis House. We have also made significant improvements to the public realm, investing in beanbags, ping pong tables and pétanque, as well as installing a temporary screen in the summer months to show sporting events.
Promoting health and wellbeing
To support the health and wellbeing of our tenants, we have introduced an extensive ‘Health and Wellbeing Events Programme’ with activities ranging from 5-a-side football tournaments to running clubs. We also hosted a number of boot camp sessions in 2017 to encourage active lifestyles on site. Over two months, more than 60 people attended these sessions, and owing to positive feedback and active demand for more sessions, we have made them a permanent feature. The boot camp will run in conjunction with the well anticipated opening of the new Kingston House tenant amenity centre, equipped with full gym facilities and yoga rooms.
In addition, we are embracing the multiple benefits that advanced technologies are bringing to the property industry by increasing business efficiencies across the park and providing enhanced customer, tenant and employee experiences. For example, to respond to the high demand for access to the internet outside of the buildings, we have installed free Wi-Fi spots across the park which can be easily accessed by anyone on site.
To extend our commitment to the people connected to our buildings we have created a full programme of events for 2018 which aims to continue developing our positive relationships and partnerships with those who work at Towers and the local community. Through these engaging events we aim to bring together a diverse group of people who will find enjoyment and support from the places that we have built and manage.
Working with our charity partners
In 2016, Towers formed a partnership with local children’s hospice Francis House and has been committed to raising support for them ever since. In 2017, 12 selected employees from Towers ran in the Great Manchester 10k run to raise money for the hospice, and 10 more took to the heights of the Bell Tower at Intu Trafford Centre to complete a sponsored 200 ft abseil. Various auctions were also held throughout 2017 which raised over £2,000 for Francis House. In total, Towers raised £7,500 for Francis House in 2017, and there is a full events programme in place for 2018 to ensure our commitment to our charity partner continues.