Portico, the specialist guest services provider, announced today (12 November) that it has been chosen to supply a range of resident and guest services at 22 Bishopsgate, the City of London’s new ‘vertical village’.
The landmark building is due to become operational early next year.
Portico will be responsible for the management of the building’s lobby, taking care of those using the building’s flexible work and event space, provided in partnership with Convene, and dining space across the second-floor food hall, known as The Market.
The company will manage the active commuter park, the biggest bike park in London, which offers more than 1,500 bike spaces as well as bike concierge and rentals. It will also carry out services including parking, maintenance, emergency kits (such as spare tyres and lights), laundry and dry cleaning facilities, and locker management.
Portico will provide an agile team in the lobby and ground-floor public walkways, interspersed with an evolving programme of curated art and sculpture displays. It will also oversee entry to the building’s upper floors, using a touchless and contactless entry system that uses opt-in facial recognition technology and QR codes as well as traditional passes.
22 Bishopsgate is London’s first vertical village, created to be a truly active property with a focus on health and wellbeing, technology, and an ethos that prioritises community, sustainability and CSR. It will consist of more than a million square feet of office space as well as more than 150,000 square feet of amenity and community space.
Danny Lemon, head of 22 Bishopsgate, said: “Customer service and experience are at the heart of everything we are aiming to achieve at 22 Bishopsgate. Our goal from the outset was to create the place we’d want to work and Portico’s team were very impressive in being able to demonstrate their knowledge and enthusiasm to support that ambition.”
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