Wed 18 Feb 2015
Sales News: Engaging uses for repurposed red phone boxes from Stiles Harold Williams
Engaging uses for repurposed red phone boxes from Stiles Harold Williams
The red telephone box – or BS 381C-539 as it is otherwise known – is an iconic part of the British landscape. In the 1980s there were 73,000 of them in service (or occasionally not). Today, some are being repurposed for a variety of new uses such as coffee bars, solar chargers or shoe shine stands.
In New Road, Brighton, in the heart of the city’s North Laine, two boxes have been transformed into a café, and around the country others have been turned into tourist information offices, internet cafés and other innovative micro-businesses.
There has been intense interest in the ways in which enterprising individuals are finding new ways to launch business from the boxes, attracting recent attention from the Daily Mail and the Nottingham Post, among others.
Phones will undoubtedly start to ring off the hook with enquiries about the 400 boxes around the country, owned by the appropriately named Red Kiosk Company. So far there are repurposed boxes in various locations in London, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Leeds, Nottingham, Plymouth, Preston and Stratford.
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