Regus extends deal with Roadchef to roll out business centres across UK

12 Regus Express sites planned for motorway service areas to support mobile workforce

Global workspace provider Regus has extended its deal with Roadchef to open a further 12 drop-in business centres at motorway service areas across the UK, following the success of its initial Regus Express site at Roadchef’s M25 Clacket Lane services in Kent.

The deal, which will look to provide additional workspace for commuting business owners and mobile workers, will see at least four new centres opened this year at “convenient business locations” across the country, such as Watford Gap South in Northamptonshire and Sandbach South on the M6 in Cheshire.

Each of the Regus Express ‘Third Place’ spaces will include a business lounge with workstations; ‘Thinkpods’, phone chargers, laptop stands, and WiFi, along with high-spec meeting rooms available for hire on an hourly basis.

The news builds on several recent partnerships by Regus to strengthen its Express locations including deals with Gatwick, Heathrow and Birmingham airports, Staples, and British Land, which has just opened its first Regus Express at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield.

Regus Third Place global managing director, Phil Kemp, said:

“Extending the Regus Express network across 12 of Roadchef’s locations is an exciting development for us, and one which reflects rapidly evolving corporate attitudes towards the workplace.

“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.”

Simon Turl, Roadchef CEO, added:

“Business users will no longer have to contend with other users of the MSA whilst they are trying to work and groups can meet comfortably on the motorway, reducing congestion and unnecessary journeys. We look forward to seeing the network grow.”

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