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Key Learnings From The Flexible Workspace Industry In 2020 (Part 3)

Robert Kropp shares conversations he has had with flexible workspace owners during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this edition, Robert shares insights from Impact Hub, Work.Life, and Spacemade, who discuss their experiences of adapting to the pandemic and their plans for the future.

January 14, 2021

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7 Post-Lockdown Trends For UK Flexible Space

The UK is back in lockdown, but we have positive change on our side in the form of a vaccination policy. Looking ahead, these 7 themes are expected to shape the UK flexible office market throughout 2021.

January 7, 2021

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Key Learnings From The Flexible Workspace Industry In 2020 (Part 2)

Robert Kropp shares conversations he has had with flexible workspace owners OneCoWork, Venture X, and Creative Works, during the 2020 pandemic.

December 22, 2020

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Funding A Coworking Space: A Founder’s Perspective

Highlights from a panel at Coworking Europe, during which co-founder Thom Wenke spoke about his experiences gaining funding for three coworking spaces. From private loans to seed funding, Thom explained the various methods he came across and the pros and cons of each.

November 27, 2020

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Real Stories Of Learning And Growth From Local Coworking Spaces

Robert Kropp, who has visited 140+ coworking spaces around the world, shares conversations he has had with workspace owners during the pandemic. There is growing demand for local coworking spaces, but what can we learn from this going forward? What does it mean for the future of the industry?

November 19, 2020

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Castleforge Expanding To ‘Every Corner Of The Country’ With Four Major Office Acquisitions

Property investment firm Castleforge Partners has acquired four major office spaces across England. Flexible workspace provider Clockwise will manage the sites to “deliver a positive experience for occupants and attractive returns for its investors”.

November 13, 2020

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Danish Co-living Startup LifeX Raises €6 Million For European Expansion

Despite the pandemic, Danish proptech startup LifeX, currently operating in 6 European cities, has just announced a new funding round of €6 million, bringing its total funding to €15 million overall.

November 12, 2020

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Cautious Optimism As Instant Releases Its 2020 UK Review

New research by the Instant Group reveals that UK supply has grown 4% despite the impact of Covid-19. While challenges persist, the report highlights a number of opportunities — including flex operators becoming “part of the supply chain” for newly agile businesses.

November 5, 2020

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Demand For Flexible Space On The Rise In Germany

Research by The Instant Group shows that demand for flexible space in Germany increased by 20% in Q3 2020. Its report, ‘Finding the Balance’, reveals that Germany is the third largest flex market in Europe, and businesses are now adopting a hub and spoke real estate model in response to the pandemic.

November 2, 2020

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“We Can’t Build It Quick Enough”: The Story Of Flexizone, The Netherlands’ Hottest New Flexible Space Brand

Flexizone is an innovative concept in the Netherlands, providing a combination of office, light industrial, and storage space under one roof. Founded by Kevin and Frank Oppenheim, Flexizone has achieved rapid success, even during the pandemic, and is continuing to expand its footprint across the Netherlands.

August 25, 2020

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Workthere: Enquiry Levels For UK Flexible Offices Up 37% In July

Research conducted by Workthere of flexible office providers found UK enquiry levels have rebounded in July 2020 to an average of 45% of normal levels. The survey suggests that UK providers are more positive in July with 41% optimistic about the next three months.

August 4, 2020

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New Platform Invites Remote Workers To Rural Portugal

A new online platform, Rural Move, encourages remote workers to move to rural areas of Portugal in a bid to revitalise rural and low-density areas.

July 15, 2020

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Iconic Offices Invests In COVID-19 Response And Announces WELL Certification

Dublin-based flexible workspace brand, Iconic Offices, has invested in safety measures across its 16 flexible workspaces to enable staff and clients to return to the workplace. It has also achieved WELL v2 Certification by the International WELL Building Institute at The Lennox Building.

June 5, 2020

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Workthere: Survey Shows Renewed Interest In Flexible Office Space

Flexible office specialist Workthere reveals rising confidence in the flexible workspace sector. Enquiries into new office space are recovering, with the UK and Europe reporting a strong increase in demand.

June 1, 2020

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Sterling Serviced Office Group Launches Coworking Brand

Founder of Sterling Serviced Offices, Giles Blanchard, felt “the time was right” to open a coworking space. ‘THIS WAY’ is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is designed to cater to the new ways people are working with a focus on sustainability and wellbeing.

February 20, 2020

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