Kent-based office installs slide between 4th and 5th floor

Published Friday, Jan 17 2014, 19:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Bosses have made work a bit more interesting for their employees by installing a slide in the office.

The five-story building in Folkestone, Kent, has had a 20ft stainless steel tube placed between the forth and fifth floor, taking workers down in a speedy three seconds. Cameras have even been put inside the slide to snap people as they whizz down to the forth floor.

Man going down slide

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A range of local firms work within the digital hub and owners believe that the slide helps to give the office a "Google" feel. James Avery, office manager of the complex, was quoted in the Daily Star discussing their unusual office addition:

"We are quite techy here and the slide really adds to that Google feel about the place. Everyone has a go when they come in but people have become accustomed to it now. No-one looks up, it's just the norm."

Some staff have even taken to using the slide as a way to transport items, by sending post and bags of sugar down.

Luckily, the building still has conventional stairs and a lift for those who don't fancy sliding down to the office.

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