Property consultancy company BNP Paribas Real Estate has selected the Axis Group to deliver bespoke Front-of-House and security services at 77 Coleman Street in the heart of the City of London.
The appointment of Axis Group companies Acuity and Axis Security gives BNP Paribas Real Estate a seamless ‘one team’-style approach comprising highly professional Front-of-House personnel (including a full-time reception manager) and a security manager working with another security officer. Further staff may be added as building tenancy levels increase.
The striking new building, located just a minute’s walk from Moorgate London Underground Station, offers 68,000 sq ft of office space as well as retail and restaurant space. It combines contemporary design with efficient floorplates. Visitors and tenants are welcomed by a four metre-high reception area and communal space for tenants.
BNP Paribas Real Estate took on the management of the property in the summer of 2020. Axis Security was chosen due to its experience of having worked with the property consultancy on several other greenfield sites where the former’s knowledge of mobilisation, implementation of security operations and procedures and management of contractors supported the client in the smooth running of its operations.
Vision for the building
Chiara di Rienzo, director at Acuity, believes that finding the right look and feel for a reception area is always important. “We ’ ve worked together with the management team at BNP Paribas Real Estate to better understand its vision for the building and to create a five-star reception and concierge service proposal that was befitting of the on-site style and aesthetic.”
Further, di Rienzo observed: “We’ve created a bespoke uniform for the reception team and specific training for each team member. We’re focusing on delivering high quality Front-of-House and security services that will eventually enhance the occupier and visitor experience at this prestigious site.”
The tailored training includes e-Learning, leadership training, classroom training and the formation of individual Personal Development Plans. Acuity will also provide Front-of-House cover for holiday and sickness from its Select Team with staff members already trained on site-specific procedures.