Staff given office helter skelter

Employees based at Sheffield’s Electric Works office building have been given a fun way of travelling between floors in the form of Britain’s first office helter skelter.

The 85-foot long novelty slide is able to transport staff from the third floor to the building’s reception in seven seconds.

Toby Hyam, managing director of Creative Space Management, which manages the Electric Works building on behalf of Sheffield City Council, said the helter skelter was intended to bring energy and excitement into the workplace for creative, digital and media businesses, which usually have a young workforce.

“[Staff] can get away from a screen, have a go down the slide and get a shot of adrenaline. It’s quite fast,” he explained.