Workspace provider Regus is partnering with Staples to open Business Hubs in four UK branches of the office supplies chain.
The trial will initially see hubs opening on January 2 in Swindon, Reading, Sheffield and Birmingham, with customers accessing the facilities either through their Regus Business World Cards, or by buying a pass in store or online.
The hubs will offer a drop-in business lounge featuring secure wifi access, comfortable seating with laptop stands, as well as a co-working space and private screened "Think Pod" desks, a range of meeting rooms, and administrative support services including printing and copying.
The move follows the opening of similar drop-in centres at motorway service stations in the south of England (see online news June 26).
For more information visit regus.co.uk.
Report by Mark Caswell