Regus, the Luxembourg-based provider of flexible work spaces, has joined in partnership with Extra Motorway Service Area Group to open a series of Business Centre work locations at UK motorway service areas. The first three will be in the south, at Junction 2 of the M40 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, at the A14 junction of the M11 in Cambridge and on the M25 in Cobham, Surrey, which opens in September midway between London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The other two work places also will open that month, and more are planned.
The walk-in centres will contain business lounges, meeting rooms and administrative services such as printers, copiers and secure business-class Wi-Fi.
Andrew Long, chief executive of Extra, commented: “The availability of excellent business facilities at these busy locations will improve the day-to-day experience of a growing number of people who work on the move in Britain.”
Mark Dixon, CEO of Regus, added: “This is yet another step in the global trend towards flexible working, as workers seek to utilise the flexibility offered by mobile, tablet and cloud technologies. These new work locations mean that people are able to access a professional work environment anywhere, anytime and for however long they need.”
Regus also has agreements in place with Shell, SNCF and NS Trains to begin opening similar work places at their petrol station forecourts and French and Dutch rail stations. Overall, it has 1,200 locations in 550 cities and 95 countries.