Regus, the global workspace provider, has extended its deal with Roadchef to roll out a further 12 drop-in business centres at motorway service areas across the UK.

This follows the success of Roadchef’s first Regus Express site at M25 Clacket Lane services in Kent, which has seen strong demand from business travellers, mobile workers and local home-based professionals since its launch six months ago.

The new centres - at least four of which will be opened this year - are designed to help people co-work productively outside of a traditional office environment (called third place working) or to hold meetings at convenient roadside locations.

Typical Regus Express services include a professional business lounge with dedicated workstations (Thinkpods), comfy seats with laptop stands, phone chargers and wifi – plus high-specification meeting rooms available by the hour.

Simon Turl, CEO of Roadchef, said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Regus to bring this additional facility to our motorway service areas. Business users will no longer have to contend with other users of the motorway service areas while 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.”

The four sites due to open this year will be Watford Gap South in Northamptonshire, Strensham North on the M5 in Worcestershire, Sandbach South on the M6 in Cheshire and Norton Canes on the M6 Toll in Staffordshire.