Regus Opens Its First Centre in Hull
Global workspace provider comes to Hull city centre
Regus, the global workspace provider, is opening its first centre in Hull on Monday. This latest opening is further evidence of Regus’ UK network expansion as demand for flexible working continues to increase.
The site is located in Hull’s city centre, which is undergoing significant regeneration. It is also close to the train station which has direct trains to and from London, and is expected to be particularly popular with firms looking to establish themselves in an up and coming area.
A range of flexible working options will be available for businesses and professionals including two meeting rooms bookable by the hour, modernised offices and a drop-in business lounge. The refurbished centre will house over 200 hundred workstations and benefit from high-speed internet.
One of Regus’ unique Thinkpods will also be accessible. A Thinkpod provides a quiet thinking and working space within the collaborative business lounge environment and is designed to maximise productivity. The stylish pod houses a laptop and chair and can be used for any length of time from one hour to a whole day.
Demand for flexible workspace is growing steadily, as businesses aim to save money on lengthy leases and give employees’ greater freedom in where and when they work. Research from Regus shows that 40% of UK workers spend at least 2.5 days per week working outside of their main office. Similarly, a third of UK employers are offering their staff more flexible working options. Technology makes it possible to ‘work anywhere’, yet most people prefer an office-style environment to remain productive, motivated and disciplined.
Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, comments: “We know that more and more people are working flexibly, instead of being constrained to the traditional 9-5 in the office. Consequently we are seeing consistent growth of interest in flexible working options which provide a more cost effective alternative to fixed offices.
“The city of Hull is undergoing immense regeneration and is a prime spot for businesses looking for a well-connected, ‘up and coming’ location, so it’s only right that it features in our UK expansion plans.”
Visit www.regus.co.uk for more information.
Regus is the world’s largest provider of workspace, with customers including some of the most successful, entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-million dollar corporations.
Our network of 2,600 locations in 106 countries encompasses 43 million square feet of the world’s leading locations, offering convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful as they grow around the world.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is open wherever our 2.1 million members need support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, universities, motorway service stations and even community centres. With brands including Regus, Regus Express, Signature Group, Open Office, Spaces and Kora within our group, there is something for every business need, from traditional offices to vibrant creative environments that foster creative thinking and collaboration.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.com