4 May 2016

Britain's red phone boxes transformed into mini-offices

7:27 am on 4 May 2016

A former venture capitalist is planning to restore the former glory of Britain's famous red telephone boxes by turning some of them into mini-offices for on-the-go workers.

Jonathan Black says his company, Bar Works, was refitting phone booths in five British cities with 25-inch screens, scanners, printers, a wireless mouse and WiFi connection - as well as free coffee.

He said it was an alternative to Starbucks and other high-profile cafes, as it provided total privacy.

Though their original purpose has all but disappeared with the advent of mobile phones, the classic red phone box, designed in the 1920s, was voted the greatest British design of all time in a survey last year.

- Reuters