- London based flexible office provider, WorkPad, has implemented the Smart Viewing platform.
- In partnership with serviced office broker, Flexi Offices, the new platform enables Covid-safe remote viewings.
- The technology combines a video link with 360 degree virtual tours, floorplans and images.
London based flex office provider WorkPad has added to its suite of tools to service its rapidly expanding business through a partnership with Flexi Offices. The partnership sees the first ever roll out in the commercial property sector of the Smart Viewing platform.
Whilst the technology is being used in the residential sector with great success, it has not yet been employed in the commercial office market. WorkPad is the first to partner with the platform provider Flexi Offices to roll it out.
Smart Viewing is an interface which combines a two way video link and a presentation screen serving 360 degree virtual tours, videos, floorplans and static images. Viewings can be conducted from a desktop, tablet, laptop or phone.
Through a time efficient and informative virtual viewing, the client can view properties and create a shortlist for later in-person viewings. The landlord or office provider is present during the remote viewing; held through the invitation-only shared platform, it enables them to be on hand to guide a tour, answer questions and negotiate during the viewing. Remote viewings save time and ensure safety during this time of Covid-19.
WorkPad CEO Edward Griffin says: “Enabling our clients to have personal, virtual walkthroughs, with almost instant access from the Smart Viewing platform, is a no-brainer.
“Partnering with Flexi Offices on this initiative once again puts WorkPad ahead of the game in the London serviced office market. We’ve seen increased enquiries this year as businesses look for fast and flexible solutions. Smart Viewing will help us reach even more customers and secure our continued growth.”
Michael Dubicki, Director of Business Development at Flexi Offices says: “The overall intent of Smart Viewing is to benefit all sides of the market. It acts as an effective shortlisting mechanism for clients and allows flex space operators to get in front of more customers, a win-win. The lead to deal cycle is streamlined and the conversion from physical viewing to transaction is greatly improved. With increased adoption of tech in our niche, we see this as a natural evolution of the flex space sales cycle which will, in time, have scope to replace the first viewing process altogether. We are very excited to partner with WorkPad to prove the concept and make a solid impact on sales volumes.”
WorkPad partners with some of London’s biggest estates including Shaftesbury, Grosvenor and Langham and has to date specialised in short term, bespoke private office spaces – offering a mix of both a traditional lease and a private serviced office.
WorkPad is one of the first flex operators to offer a true fully customisable flexible offering, complemented by WorkPad’s own in house design team to ensure a bespoke, attractive approach for tenants. WorkPad also recently launched WorkPad HQ, aimed at bridging the gap between landlord and customers, which will see the WorkPad offer to extend to over 500,000 sq ft of prime central London office space.