Workspace provider Regus has launched its first Workpods at Gatwick airport.
Situated airside in the South Terminal, the Workpods are private workspaces that give business travellers a quiet place to work while waiting for their flight. Each pod has business class wifi, a comfortable desk and seat, power and mobile chargers, computer screen and a telephone to make UK calls.
The Workpod is the latest phase of the company’s Regus Express offer, which focuses on flexible workspace outside traditional business centres in high traffic locations such as railway stations, airports, motorway service stations, retail outlets and hotels.
Users book the Workpod on the spot using their credit card or online on the website in advance. Half an hour costs £10 +VAT.
Phil Kemp, global managing director of Regus Third Place, said: “We know that more and more people need to work on the move, and this is another way of helping our customers maximise their productivity.”
Guy Stephenson, chief commercial officer at London Gatwick, said 1 in 5 passengers are now travelling on business to a range of destinations, from European business centres to emerging international markets. Further Workpods are planned for the Gatwick North terminal in early 2015.