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UK phone boxes to become mini work pods

•, Stu Robarts

 New York-based co-working outfit Bar Works is fitting out the phone boxes as mini work pods for people on the go.

Bar Works itself is a relatively new venture, having only opened its first shared office space in October last year. It now has two up-and-running in New York and has plans to open more in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and London. Whereas those co-working spaces provide a regular space for people to work, though, the firm's new Pod Works venture is aimed at people who are travelling for work and "need a convenient place to work before a meeting or an interview."

Bar Works characterizes Pod Works as an alternative to sitting in cafes to work, where it can be busy, loud and costly to buy a coffee. Membership is set at £19.99 (US$29) per month, which works out at less than buying two cups of coffee from a cafe a week, and gives members access to any Pod Works workstation and to Bar Works facilities around the world.