Insurers are renowned for their ability to formulate strategies, so Backchat was less than surprised to discover that Swiss Re has all the bases covered when it comes to moving into its new home in London's 'erotic gherkin'.

Despite discovering cracks in some of the giant glass panels that form the gherkin's skin, Swiss Re maintains that it will move in on time. How?

According to a spokeswoman an eight-week "glass replacement strategy" is underway so that company's 800-strong workforce can move in from mid-December as originally planned.