No more 85ft Helter Skelter rides: Law firm with coolest office in Britain moves on

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By Thomas Connelly on

Sheffield IP solicitors bid farewell to office with three storey high spiral slide

Lawyers at the Sheffield outpost of intellectual property outfit Withers & Rogers have waved goodbye to their end-of-the-day 85ft Helter Skelter rides.

The firm, which was based in Sheffield’s hip Electric Works office space, has been forced to find larger, more sensible offices due to its recent growth.

The solicitors will no doubt be disappointed that they cannot transport themselves from the third floor to the reception in just seven seconds — as they settle for the stairs in the future.

The slide (pictured above) was installed in 2009 and is the first of its kind to be to be built inside a UK office building. It is the brainchild of German designers Wiegandslide.

However, the office based fun-fair attraction is not without controversy. It was reported back in 2009 that the slide — that was funded entirely using the public purse — cost £91,500 to install.

Withers & Rogers, which also has offices in London, has moved its Sheffield base to a slightly more conservative building in the city centre.

Rumours that Slaughter and May are looking at installing waltzers for its associates remain unconfirmed.