Workspace provider Regus is to roll out its motorway drop-in business centre model with a further 12 locations.
The company has extended its deal with Roadchef after the launch of its first Regus Express site at M25 Clacket Lane services in Kent six months ago.
The new centres – at least four of which will be opened this year – are designed to help people co-work outside of a traditional office environment or hold meetings at convenient roadside locations. Typical services include a business lounge with dedicated workstations, comfy seats with laptop stands, phone chargers and wifi, as well as high-specification meeting rooms available by the hour.
Regus is adding to its network of Express locations through partnerships with various transport operators and retailers, including Gatwick, Heathrow and Birmingham Airports; Staples and British Land, which has just opened its first Regus Express at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield.
The next four motorway sites to open will be Watford Gap South in Northamptonshire, Strensham North on the M5 in Worcestershire, Sandbach South on the M6 in Cheshire and Norton Canes on the M6 Toll in Staffordshire. Access is priced at £5 an hour or £10 for the day.
Phil Kemp, global managing director of Regus Third Place said corporate attitudes towards the workplace are rapidly evolving. “Increasingly, companies with a distributed workforce want reassurance that staff can access a professional work environment rather than just their kitchen table or spare room. This explains the rise of ‘third places’ – professional workspace on demand. Regus Express is a glimpse into the future of work, where the new rules are flexibility, convenience and choice.”
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