In line with the expected rise in demand for flexible office spaces located in areas away from city centers, IWG has signed multiple new franchise agreements in the London suburbs.
This gives commuters the chance to work closer to home long-term, and to pursue a more flexible, hybrid work arrangement.
Demand for some suburban IWG workspaces has surged by as much as 200 per cent.
The new deals focus on outer city commuter zones in London, where 15 new centres are now set to open across the North, South and East of the capital.
Julian Chambers, Head of Franchise at IWG – UK & Ireland said: “The past year has seen the entire world take on the largest flexible working experiment and now, people want to hold on to the best parts of working close to home.
“What we are seeing is a permanent shift to how and where we work.
“The demand for flexible workspaces shows no signs of slowing, not just in London but across the UK. There’s a huge opportunity for franchise investors to tap into this and be a part of the remote working revolution.”