Regus, the global workplace provider, has today launched its first Workpods, situated airside at Gatwick Airport in the South Terminal.
The Workpod is a private workspace, tailor-made for business, offering business travellers a quiet place to work whilst waiting for their flight. Inside the pod users have access to business class wifi, a comfortable desk and seat, power and mobile chargers, computer screen and a telephone to make calls (within the UK).
The Workpod is the latest development in the rollout of Regus Express, offering users flexible workspace outside of traditional Regus business centres in high traffic locations such as railway stations, airports, motorway service stations, retail outlets and hotels.
Users can book the Workpod on the spot using their credit card or online on the Regus website in advance of their travel. Half an hour in the Workpod costs £10 +VAT
The pods are situated airside, enabling business travellers to make the best use of their time while they wait for their flight and before they board.
Phil Kemp, Global Managing Director of Regus Third Place, comments: “Workpods offer business travellers everything they need when working on the move: a quiet space to check emails, make that last call or concentrate on urgent work before they fly. 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: “Business travel continues to grow at Gatwick, with 1 in 5 passengers now travelling on business to a range of destinations, from European business centres to emerging international markets. The Regus Workpods will be another key addition to the modern new facilities we offer business passengers every step of the way from the office to the plane.”
Gatwick Airport has seen a record-breaking year with around 38 million passengers and 21 months of consecutive growth. The airport serves 46 of the top 50 European business destinations, along with a range of long-haul services to the USA and Middle East, and other new and existing routes to emerging business markets including Vietnam, Turkey, Russia and Indonesia.
Further Workpods are planned for the Gatwick North terminal in early 2015.