Bruntwood employs seat warmers for hot desking facilities

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01 Apr 2016

City House in Leeds, above the train station is currently undergoing a transformation and the developer, Bruntwood, has recently announced plans employ human seat warmers throughout the winter months in buildings shared working facilities.

Customers at Leeds’ largest collaborative workspace will be offered a seat warming service during the coldest months of the year, in which the ‘Bruntwood Buns’ will occupy customers’ seats for 15 minutes before they arrive, at no extra cost.

The service will be available to businesses in their own office space and those using the co-working and shared facilities.

Following the success of the ‘Bruntwood Buns’ trial, the company will look to develop an automated service, using a smartphone app, allowing customers to remotely heat their seats before arriving at work.

Craig Burrow, director at Bruntwood in Leeds, said: “No one likes walking into a cold office in the middle of winter and our research showed that employees are more efficient first thing in the morning if they are greeted by a warm office environment.

“We plan to trial the seat warming service at City House from October – March 2017, and if successful, we’ll look to roll it out across all of our buildings in Leeds and begin development on an app for smartphones.”

City House customers will also be able to book the seat warming service for meeting rooms.

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