Following the Government directive, on the 25th March 2020, Strutts closed down all activity, with only the occasional visit from a project team member undertaking essential safety checks on the building and collecting post and answer phone messages.  

The building became silent. The world battled on.

The building remained closed to the public throughout the three lockdown periods, cautiously re-opening in April 2021 with a handful of groups meeting the criteria and therefore able to gather.