Serviced office provider Regus has launched a new drop-in business lounge at 3 More London Riverside providing instant working space for just £15 an hour.
Regus's London Bridge centre occupies space in the 3 More London Riverside building which is also home to city law firm Norton Rose.
The business lounge is aimed at workers 'on the road' who may previously have tried to work in busy cafes and hotel lobbies full of distractions.
"We're getting to the point where more work is being done away from the conventional office as business people find themselves traveling for meetings," says CEO Mark Dixon.
"They are more flexible about how and where they work but they still need to use their time in a productive way, be it to finish off a presentation, catch up on email or to meet with clients. Our new business lounges are a direct response to this need and have been developed as a result of feedback from our 200,000 customers around the world."
Research undertaken by the University of Durham and specialist workplace consultants JBA, suggests that almost 40 per cent of workers spend at least one day a week out of the office with more than 50 per cent working virtually.
The new Regus London Bridge centre – which is next to City Hall and Potters Fields Park – includes fully serviced offices available for short and long term tenancies as well as meeting rooms, videoconference facilities, customer service staff and administrative support.
The new drop-in facilities will in future be made available across the Regus network of 950 locations in 70 countries across the world, including more than 100 centres in the UK.
A concierge and IT support will provide permanent assistance to lounge users. Healthy food and drinks are provided.
Naturally wifi internet access is provided. Financial and news channels are shown and business magazines are on hand.
For those who need the privacy and professional environment of a 'proper' office but in bite-sized chunks of time, Regus is also launching the drop-in 'Office 4 A Day' from as little as £19.99 an hour.
• Details at www.regusbusinesslounge.co.uk