Coworking Industry News in Europe

British property developer GPE hires coworking industry’s top executives with aim to double flex portfolio to 100.000 m2

British property developer GPE hires coworking industry’s top executives with aim to double flex portfolio to 100.000 m2

The British property developer GPE hires new coworking industry's top executives to lead the plan aiming at doubling the size of GPE's flexible workspace portfolio to 100.000 m2. Felicity Roocke, former head of design, and Trevor Phyo, head of Development, both formerly working for the coworking giant Fora , are joining GPE. Chris Stokes, formerly from The Instant Group, will become head of Customer Experience for Flex Workspaces at GPE. "With our customers' needs constantly evolving, it is...

Swedish coworking operator Epicenter grows further in Finland, with an expansion in downtown Helsinki

Swedish coworking operator Epicenter grows further in Finland, with an expansion in downtown Helsinki

Swedish coworking operator Epicenter grows further in Finland, with an expansion in downtown Helsinki. Epicenter was launched in 2014 as an "Innovation House" by co-founders Ola Ahlvarsson and Patrick Mesterton. The company now operates in Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki, with its brands Epicenter Stockholm Epicenter Helsinki and Epicenter Oslo. The group partnered up, a.o., with the Swedish group AMF Fastigheter AB. Epicenter started its activities in Finland in 2018, in a 9.000 m2 big building,...

Supernova Hub, corporate venture arm of ITLM Group, invests €10 Mio in Milan coworking startup hub

Supernova Hub, corporate venture arm of ITLM Group, invests €10 Mio in Milan coworking startup hub

Supernova Hub, the corporate venture arm of the Italian logistics group ITLM Group, is investing €10 Mio in a major coworking startup hub in Milan. "The Milan Supernova Hub space is located in an innovation district that is coming to life via investments brought by ITLM Group into its real estate assets", says a press release. Supernova Hub's building - which hosts the accelerator, the consulting team and the scaleup teams - has been renovated by over 85%, and the renovation of the external...

Incspaces to expand to Barcelona, Amsterdam and Dublin as answer to the UK flex workspace market saturation

Incspaces to expand to Barcelona, Amsterdam and Dublin as answer to the UK flex workspace market saturation

Leeds based incspaces, coworking arm of the private equity firm Inc & Co, plans to expand to Barcelona, Amsterdam and Dublin as an answer the UK flex workspace market growing saturation. "The Barcelona office, backed by a €1 million investment, will serve as a launchpad for further growth in the region", says Jack M., incspaces CEO. "With new locations planned for key markets across Europe, the USA, Middle East, and Asia, incspaces is bringing its unique brand of collaborative and...

50 “women-only” coworking spaces would be operating all over Europe

50 “women-only” coworking spaces would be operating all over Europe

A BBC News report counts there are 50 "women-only" coworking spaces operating all over Europe. Everything is not easy nor without challenges, though. "Women-only business networking and co-working clubs like Chief in London and The Co-Working Space in Nottingham have recently closed their doors. The concept gained a lot of traction around the height of the MeToo movement. Some women find the idea a step backwards, but for others these clubs are a way to level the playing field."...

UK based coworking operator Clockwise Offices opens its first German space in Bremen

UK based coworking operator Clockwise Offices opens its first German space in Bremen

UK based coworking operator Clockwise Offices opens its first space in Germany, by taking up a former rent24 location in Bremen. The 1.800 m2 big Bremen’s Mitte Clockwise will be the third Clockwise location to open on continental Europe, after Brussels and The Hague. Another new 'continental' location is announced in Antwerp soon. Clockwise operates locations in 13 cities across the UK. Coworking operator Rent24 had left the Bremen location in 2020, in the midst of the Covid crisis. The...

French tyre manufacturer Michelin will open one of the biggest coworking and coliving spaces in Europe

French tyre manufacturer Michelin will open one of the biggest coworking and coliving spaces in Europe

French tyre manufacturer Michelin will open one of the biggest coworking and coliving spaces in Europe. The 18,000 m² big space will be inaugurated in December 2025 and will accommodate up to 2,500 people each day. The "Collaborative Innovation Hub" located in Clermont-Ferrand - Michelin's industrial cradle - will offer "a wide range of services and host companies, as well as associations, academics and professional networks". The initiative is part of a major social impact long term...

Swiss coworking operator HeadsQuarter will grow from three to five locations in Zurich, in 2024

Swiss coworking operator HeadsQuarter will grow from three to five locations in Zurich, in 2024

Swiss coworking operator HeadsQuarter will grow from three to five locations in Zurich, in 2024. The first of the two new spaces will cover an area of ​​1.750 m2, spread over four floors, offers space for a capacity of 240 office workstations and six meeting rooms. A gym is also planned. The second one, to open by the end of 2024, will cover a total surface of 4.100 m², for a capacity of 500 workplaces. The mix will include a rooftop bar, a broadcast studio, a workshop and event rooms....

Austrian coworking franchise Andys keeps expanding its footprint within Vienna’s city center

Austrian coworking franchise Andys keeps expanding its footprint within Vienna’s city center

Austrian coworking franchise andys.cc - the coworking company keeps expanding its footprint within Vienna's city center. The company announces the opening of two new locations in downtown Vienna. Andys has developed an original model of tech based small coworking spaces franchise. The company supervises a network of a dozen of spaces located in Vienna, in the Viennese suburb as well as in the Lower Austria region. Andy's recently launched a pilot project with the national Austrian railway...

CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) takes over Factory Berlin former biggest location.

CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) takes over Factory Berlin former biggest location.

The international innovation campuses operator CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) takes over Factory Berlin former biggest location. Due to different reasons, Factory Berlin had announced a few months ago the intention to end the operations of its 14.000 m2 big Görlitzer Park facility. CIC has finally decided to use the building as a springboard to start its activities in Germany. "CIC's expansion to Berlin gives us an opportunity to bring that expertise to the largest facility in Germany...

A new coworking vertical to be launched in Sweden, focused on the gaming industry

A new coworking vertical to be launched in Sweden, focused on the gaming industry

A new coworking vertical to be launched in Sweden, focused on the gaming industry. The Game Town project will be located in Stockholm, in a district which concentrates one of the highest population of game developers in the Nordics. "The property Fatburen and the nearby block Stockholmsverken today form a cluster for companies in game development, including Paradox, DICE, Fatshark and Epic Games", says the press release. "We want people who share the same passion for games and game development...

White label coworking services operator infinitSpace will open a first location in Germany

White label coworking services operator infinitSpace will open a first location in Germany

White label coworking services operator infinitSpace will open a first location in Germany. The company already operates coworking spaces on behalf of landlords in the UK, the Netherlands and the UAE. The new flexible workspace operated by infinitSpace will be located in Berlin under the ‘beyond’ brand as ‘beyond Quartier Heidestrasse’. Spanning almost 4.500 m2 and facilitating 700 work stations. The workspace will be situated in a six-storey building, containing a mixture of residential and...

Spanish Monday Working Spaces by Urbania expands its international footprint with first opening in Lisbon

Spanish Monday Working Spaces by Urbania expands its international footprint with first opening in Lisbon

Spanish Coworking brand Monday Working Spaces by Urbania expands its international footprint further with a first opening in Lisbon, Portugal. Monday coworking, one of Spain leading coworking operates, supervises nowadays a network of 10 locations in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga) plus one space in Andorra. The new Portuguese location will be the biggest within the Monday network, with a surface area of ​​4,500 m2, spread over 11 floors, with a capacity of 600 users. The building is...

WeWork is expected to emerge from bankruptcy by May 31st

WeWork is expected to emerge from bankruptcy by May 31st

WeWork is expected to emerge from bankruptcy by May 31st. Its lease restructuring effort would have resulted in more than U$8 billion in future rent savings. WeWork also reached an agreement with holders of 92% of its secured notes to convert their bonds into equity, wiping out about U$ 3 billion in debt. The company had about U$ 3.6 billion in secured debt in principal, according to one of its court filings in February. WeWork would exit bankruptcy with little to no debt....

Savills expands its flexible office specialist Workthere with acquisition of London based flexible advisor Situu

Savills expands its flexible office specialist Workthere with acquisition of London based flexible advisor Situu

International real estate advisor Savills expands its flexible office specialist Workthere with acquisition of London based flexible advisor Situu. Situu specialises in the delivery and marketing of managed office space on behalf of landlords. Situu will be combined with the coworking focused Workthere technology and advisory operations, "adding to the existing flexible office advisory service for occupiers, operators and landlords, creating a fully comprehensive offer that operates across the...

Mixed-use coworking and residential construction projects are multiplying in Europe

Mixed-use coworking and residential construction projects are multiplying in Europe

Mixed-use coworking and residential construction projects are multiplying in Europe. Dutch real estate group EDGE announces the upcoming contruction of a mixed-use development spanning 42.500 m2 in Eindhoven, that will integrate living and working spaces across two structures. A 70-meter-tall residential tower will bring 175 free-sector rental apartments. Next to it, Edge finalized a purchase agreement with Bouwinvest Dutch Office Fund for a sustainable 25.000 m2 office building, which will...

Aticco closes an investment round of €10 million to boost expansion in the Iberian Peninsula

Aticco closes an investment round of €10 million to boost expansion in the Iberian Peninsula

Aticco closes an investment round of €10 million to boost expansion in the Iberian Peninsula. Several family offices as well as GCO Activos-Inmobiliarios, belonging to GCO (Grupo Catalana Occidente S.A. ), the new investors, will acquire a minority stake in Aticco. The founders Juan Carlos Morales Guerrero, Franz Palleres and Gabriel Espin Ordas , will continue to have majority control of the company. "With this capital, the scaleup aims to continue its strategic expansion in different cities...

Business Link, one of Poland’s largest coworking operators, increases national footprint in Poznan

Business Link, one of Poland’s largest coworking operators, increases national footprint in Poznan

Business Link, one of Poland's largest coworking operators, is increasing its footprint in the country with a new opening in the city of Poznan. Business Link is the coworking arm of the Swedish Real Estate group Skanska. "In line with our strategy, we continue to develop Business Link in office buildings owned by Skanska. After last year's opening in Centrum Południe in Wrocław and the upcoming inauguration of the second location in Warsaw, we are announcing the expansion of our operations on...

Swedish pension fund Alecta to launch own coworking concept, Flexiwork, via Alecta Fastigheter.

Swedish pension fund Alecta to launch own coworking concept, Flexiwork, via Alecta Fastigheter.

Swedish pension fund Alecta is to launch its own coworking concept, named Flexiwork, via its Real Estate arm Alecta Fastigheter. Two Flexiwork locations, "Hovet" and "Kollektivet", will first open in Gothenburg. The network shall then be expanded to other buildings owned by the company elsewhere in the country. Alecta Fastigheter was established in 2021 and manages a portfolio of 71 properties valued € 4,5 billions. The Flexiwork plan to devote a significant amount of resources to community...

French Real Estate group Nexity is considering the sale of its coworking jewell Morning

French Real Estate group Nexity is considering the sale of its coworking jewell Morning

French Real Estate group Nexity is considering the sale of its coworking jewell Morning Hit by the slowdown in commercial real estate, the developer is going through an asset sales strategy and has put the prosperous coworking subsidiary on the market, says the newsletter "L'informé". Morning Coworking has contributed very positively to Nexity's operating activities, in 2023. The occupancy rate reached 96%, while the flex workspace operator added 16 new locations to its network, spread across...