Electric Works Slide in Sheffield, England (designed by Toby Haym)
Referred to as a “helter-skelter,” this intimidating-looking slide is located inside the Electric Works office building in Sheffield, which opened in 2009. Currently, it’s the biggest permanent indoor office slide in the UK. The 87-foot-long installation can zoom employees down three floors in a mere seven seconds – which must be more productive than taking the stairs.
Designer Toby Hyam says that the slide is “a statement about risk-taking.” He also claims that the unusual feature will make meetings at the building unforgettable. The slide was built by German company Wiegandslide (which also made slides used in Carsten Höller’s Test Site Tate Modern installation, see below) and was funded by a partnership between Yorkshire Forward, the Scarborough Development Group and the Sheffield Council.
Put this in my office….