Now the construction workers will be as healthy as the tenants: Tishman Speyer said it will offer its ZO. suite of health, wellness and safety services, similar to the amenities for office tenant employees, to construction workers at the company’s new developments. This is the first time a developer has extended such an array of amenities to construction workers, and Tishman Speyer will begin to do so at The Spiral, a 65-story office tower being built at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan.
“We believe our health and wellness amenities should be available to everyone who works in our buildings, and that includes those that build our buildings,” said Rob Speyer, president and chief executive officer of Tishman Speyer. “Through ZO., we have redefined how we serve our clients, and it’s a natural extension of the program to now offer it to our construction workers.”
ZO., the comprehensive suite of services for tenants, was launched at Rockefeller Center in 2017 and has since expanded to 37 Tishman Speyer properties across the U.S. and Europe. The ZO. pilot program of health and safety amenities for construction workers at The Spiral includes in-person and online fitness classes, morning warm-ups and end-of-day massages, health services, lunch offerings, and safety information and resources, all offered at no cost to the trade worker. Future amenities will include a comfortable breakroom. Construction workers are able to access and book all services through Tishman Speyer’s proprietary ZO. mobile app.
“Tishman Speyer’s The Spiral construction project is creating thousands of jobs for our union brothers and sisters as we build what will become a towering icon atop New York City’s skyline for years to come,” said Gary LaBarbera, president of the 100,000-member Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. “As always, the safety, health and wellbeing of our members is the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York’s top priority, and we are pleased to see developers providing services that benefit our members. Tishman Speyer’s offer to include our members in its ZO. program demonstrates an appreciation and understanding of the value that union construction workers bring to projects such as this one.”
At The Spiral site, Tishman Speyer is partnering with Turner Construction Company to offer the construction workforce, which is anticipated to include up to 10,000 unique trade workers over the life of the project, access to the amenities. In the future, Tishman Speyer plans to offer amenities at more of the company’s development sites. In partnership with Exubrancy, ZO.’s offerings at The Spiral site focus on the philosophy that an employee who feels better is more productive.
Available services will include: personalized online video fitness and well-being classes, available to stream at home; lunch offerings; ergonomics coaching; morning warm-ups; end-of-day massages and wellness services; haircuts and shaves; an on-site medic providing acute medical care and drug and alcohol screenings; blood sugar and pressure checks; nutrition consultations and smoking cessation services.