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Lloyds of London (London, UK)
Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST| $15
Bringing Past and Future Together – How to Implement New Ways Of Working at one of London’s Most Iconic & Historic Organizations
What does the ‘new normal’ look like for one of the most desirable and iconic buildings and workplaces in the world?
The internationally renowned Lloyds building (designed by Sir Richard Rogers) is one of the city’s most inspiring examples of high-tech architecture in full force. As one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 1980s (but ahead of its time, still to this day) the Lime Street headquarters consists of 33,510 cubic meters of concrete, 30,000 square meters of stainless-steel cladding and 12,000 square meters of glass.
Awarded Grade 1-listed status in 2011, the building achieved instant fame for its stainless-steel lifts, mounted on the outside of the building’s concrete structure, creating a modern-gothic look and feel to the exterior.
Other distinguishing features include its barrel-vaulted glass roof and a central dealing room – designed to expand or contract, to meet the needs of the market; as well as a host of treasured artefacts displayed throughout, including the iconic Lutine Bell (located in the 60-meter-high atrium) and the official Maritime Loss Book which details insured ships lost at sea (including the Titanic).
Before March 2020, more than 8,000 people would have been working within the grandeur of Lloyds at any one time.
But then London locked down, and the vast trading floors – usually bustling with energy and activity – became eerily quiet.
So how has Lloyds adapted and navigated the challenges of 2020? And what does the future hold for one of London’s most iconic workplaces, that thrives on energy, face to face business transactions and team collaboration?
Join Darren Cox, Business Partner & Stakeholder Manager in the Corporate Real Estate team, as he shares valuable insight into what the ‘new normal’ looks like for Lloyds. Find out how the iconic organization has demonstrated its unparalleled ability to adapt and respond to crisis with a ‘keep calm mentality’, implementing and embracing new, effective working practices and models that has enabled business to navigate the choppy waters of 2020.