Can we please just stop putting pop-up beaches everywhere?

Edith Hancock
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Chiswick Park clean-shirts build a sand scultpure in West London to boost productivity
WHEN will this trend of making pop-up beaches in office courtyards end? This summer has seen beaches inexplicably appearing all over London’s financial districts, from Canary Wharf’s beach volleyball to Finsbury Park’s beach rugby today.

Now even office estates out in the sticks are catching on. What have you done!?

West London’s Chiswick Park is now home to its very own pop-up beach, and nine-to-fivers in the area have all been working together to build a sand sculpture in the shape of a pirate ship.

The exercise is part of a string of events, activities and treats for Chiswick Park’s workforce over the summer. All this week workers have been treated to avtivities from beach volleyball to beach olympics. A Chiswick Park spokesperson said that the events “are about boosting wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.” Great...

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