Corporate Traveller

First independent business centre lands at Heathrow

Business travellers heading through London's Heathrow Airport will soon be able to make use of the first independent business centre based on-site.

Global workspace provider Regus will supply the facility, which is expected to open its doors in Terminal 5 later this year.

The creation of the space stems from growing demand from business travellers for space to carry out tasks such as checking emails, printing documents and holding conference calls and secure WiFi connection.

Heathrow's property director Stephen Wilkinson said the new facility was ideal for business travellers.

"More business passengers pass through Heathrow than any other airport in the world, making the opening of this centre at Terminal 5 an innovative solution for our customers," he said.

One of the main draws of the Regus facility is meeting rooms available by the hour to make it easier to arrange conference calls and other link-ups.

Heathrow is perfectly placed for business travellers. It is estimated 202 of the UK's top 300 company headquarters are within a 25-mile radius of the airport.

Also close by is the Thames Valley region, home to a high concentration of international businesses.