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Business as usual at Workplace during summer holidays

With the summer holidays in full swing, many parents who work from home find their usual office space overrun by children, and maintaining their daily working pattern becoming increasingly more difficult.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the proportion of people working from home now accounts for 13.7 per cent of the UK workforce – an increase of 12 per cent since 20051. But how do those working from home adapt when their usual routine changes and their work space becomes the playground?

To help parents cope with the disruption professional co-working space Workplace is opening its doors to working parents over the summer holidays by offering 50% off its day passes for the six-week period from 25th July – 2nd September.

The co-working space aims to bridge the gap between home and office with a range of amenities for members that make it simple to drop in for the day and tackle the workload for only £10 per day. As well as on-site parking for only £5.50 per day, Workplace is centrally located on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station, making it easy for commuters.

Jane Schofield, director of Workplace, said: “As we know only too well from our own families, there can be plenty of distractions at home. We want to make it easier for people to use Workplace as an affordable alternative to their home office for when they need to knuckle down and tackle some work away from the children.”

Julie Mannion, freelance copy writer and Workplace member, added: “Working at home is great but during the school holidays my children are in an out of the house which often makes it hard to concentrate. Spending two days in a quiet co-working environment means I can get plenty of good quality work time and I’m able to spend more time with the children as a result. It’s one of the great advantages of being freelance and having a flexible space like Workplace to use when I need.”

Since opening in October 2015 Workplace has attracted a range of businesses from start-ups to larger corporates, with current members including Hiscox Insurance, environmental consultants Couch Perry Wilkes, software developers Trust IV and sports technology firm Fusion Sport.

For more information, please visit www.work-place.co.uk.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Joanna Taylor .

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