Ottawa-based Colonnade BridgePort is offering virtual tours of optimal post-pandemic space configurations. Working with the furniture distributor, NUA Office, the real estate services provider has developed a four-part primer to help companies welcome back their workforces and acclimatize to new levels of awareness and concern about healthy indoor environments.
Brent Arseneau, director of office leasing with Colonnade Bridgeport, which manages approximately 6.3 million square feet in the Ottawa market, describes the endeavour as a “deep dive” into the latest return-to-work research. A wide range of factors — from ergonomics to biophilia — that can support a productive transition back to formal office settings are discussed and visually plotted into a digital model suite that’s now open for online, interactive tours.
“It allows us to proactively help new or existing tenants find the office space that will be best suited for their return-to-work strategy,” Arseneau says.
The virtual office is based on a 4,200-square-foot space in Colonnade BridgePort’s downtown office building at 81 Metcalfe Street, and offers insight and design tips for accommodating social distancing, enabling collaboration and incorporating mood-boosting elements.