WELL gives Varso Place its Health-Safety Rating
As a business, we’ve long prioritised wellbeing in our designs – including the health and safety of users. So we’re very pleased to announce that our completed Varso Place buildings have achieved WELL’s new Health-Safety Rating.
The WELL Building Institute created the new rating in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to help companies prepare their workspaces for the return of their employees, and to give employees the confidence to go back to their offices.
It’s based on guidance by the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and leading academic and research institutions – including insights from nearly 600 public health experts, virologists, government officials, academics, business leaders, architects, designers, scientists, and professionals.
Among other factors, it analyses operational policies and sanitisation maintenance protocols to test a building’s ability to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases.
It also assesses a building’s approach to wider health and safety needs, from mitigating mould and ensuring good air and water quality, to emergency planning strategies, with a focus on mental health during crises and community immunity.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is valid for one year. As well as looking to renew in 2022, we intend to invite WELL to verify our other projects as part of our commitment to wellbeing.