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Estate agency launches novel solution to the new social distancing workspace rules

Cotters in Northampton has moved its lettings staff and operation to a co-working space within the city.

Nigel Lewis

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A sales and lettings agency in Northampton has come up with a novel solution to the challenges thrown up by the government’s social distancing rules for workplaces.

Cotters, a one-branch agency with an office on Wellingborough Road to the east of the city centre, has moved its lettings operation and staff to a co-working space, leaving its recently-launched sales operation at its high street branch.

This is because the considerable number of landlord and tenants who use its property management service mean the company needs much more space to provide its service but also keep clients and staff safe.

Their new office facilities are very different to its high street branch premises. Based at the Square Feet co-working facility in Cliftonville, the new offices are in a former Victorian villa called Oxford House.

Virus hit

“We are thrilled to be able to expand into this beautiful space, we are determined to continue the growth of our sales business which launched so well before the virus hit,” says Cotters co-founder and director Sue Bailey (pictured, above).

“The new space gives our sales team more room to welcome clients whilst enabling social distancing measures to be maintained in our Wellingborough Road office and gives our lettings team the space they need at Square Feet.”

Tom Green, Director of Square Feet said “We are keen to help any local business cope with the requirements of their workforces and customers during this difficult time.

Cotters was established in 1988 and recently launched a sales operation with an introductory ‘0.5% fee and no VAT’ to pay offer in the city.

Read more about branch COVID-19 requirements.

June 3, 2020

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