Coworking Industry News in Europe

The Italian coworking and education services operator Talent Garden shuts down its Vienna location

The Italian coworking and education services operator Talent Garden shuts down its Vienna location

The Italian coworking and education services operator Talent Garden shuts down its Vienna location. "Despite immense effort from the local team and the group, that allowed us to build and nurture an amazing community, we found ourselves forced to close the coworking area in Vienna due to issues with the facility“, said Irene Boni, CEO of Talent Garden. The landlord didn't want to fix big troubles with the six-storey building (Broken A/C, humidity issues...), observes the coworking operator....

Romanian booking coworking marketplace Pluria acquires compatriot restaurant ordering solution Bilipay

Romanian booking coworking marketplace Pluria acquires compatriot restaurant ordering solution Bilipay

The Romanian online booking coworking marketplace Pluria has acquired its compatriot Bilipay, a startup providing an easy to order and pay solution for restaurants. "The acquisition of Bili allows us to offer users a better experience in the cafes of the Pluria network ," said Andrei Cretu, CEO and co-founder of Pluria, with . Pluria covers a network mixing more than 100 coffee shops with 450 coworking spaces. The company is mainly active in Romania, Spain and Latin America....

A 80 meter tall tower in Venice launching integrated services including coworking and short-term housing

A 80 meter tall tower in Venice launching integrated services including coworking and short-term housing

A 80 meter tall tower in the Venice region launches comprehensive full hybrid services, including coworking, offices and short-term housing. The € 17.5 Mio project, initiated by the Borgosesia SpA investment company, inaugurated in May 2024, is a first of its kind in the area. The 6.000 m2 big facility, covering 19 floors, will include short-term rental apartments, a panoramic restaurant as well as flexible workspaces. For the coworking and offices portion, the property management company...

Remote workers’ growing accommodation and coworking needs support rise of global Hotel franchises

Remote workers’ growing accommodation and coworking needs support rise of global Hotel franchises

The global Hotel franchise market is projected to double in size, to € 71,05 Bio, by 2033, partly lifted by long term remote workers' coworking needs. "The rise of remote/WFH work and flexible working arrangements has created a demand for hotels offering coworking spaces, business centers, and amenities conducive to remote work. Hotel franchises can tap into this trend by providing innovative workspace solutions and catering to digital nomads, freelancers, and business travellers seeking...

Coworking capacities keep expanding in Portugal, with Porto confirming a status of coworking hotspot

Coworking capacities keep expanding in Portugal, with Porto confirming a status of coworking hotspot

Coworking capacities keep expanding in Portugal, with Porto confirming a status of coworking hotspot. A range of new openings are announced in the coming months by both national and international brands. Portuguese operator SITIO.pt will inaugurate two new locations, one in Gaia (Porto), the other Avilade (Lisbon). LACS will invest 2.5 Mio € in a new locations and renovation in both Porto and Lisbon. The Dutch operator The Social Hub and the Spanish operator MONDAY COWORKING SPACE also...

German coworking network SleevesUp! Spaces GmbH opens a new location in Heidelberg

German coworking network SleevesUp! Spaces GmbH opens a new location in Heidelberg

German coworking network SleevesUp! Spaces GmbH opens a new location in Heidelberg. The group now offer access to 25 locations across 20 cities in Germany, big and small. SleevesUp is one of the pioneers in Europe of a model based on a strong presence in tier 2 and tier 3 cities on a specific region complemented with spaces located in bigger urban hubs. Sleeves operates spaces in towns such as Hamm, Lich, Aschaffenburg, as well as in Dortmund, Frankfurt, Munich or Heidelberg....

Biotech coworking provider NSG BioLabs, from Singapore, just completed a US$ 14,5 Mio financing round

Biotech coworking provider NSG BioLabs, from Singapore, just completed a US$ 14,5 Mio financing round

Biotech coworking provider NSG BioLabs, from Singapore, just completed a US$ 14,5 Mio financing round. The coworking operator provides biotech startups and multinational companies private and shared laboratory spaces, offices, equipment, privileged access to service providers and suppliers, and community engagement. NSG BioLabs currently houses over 40 innovative companies in its coworking biotech laboratory in Singapore. After a first site opening in November 2019, NSG BioLabs expanded with...

French coworking market model moving towards less gigantic spaces in Paris and more locations across France

French coworking market model moving towards less gigantic spaces in Paris and more locations across France

The French coworking market model is moving towards less gigantic spaces in Paris and more locations scattered across France. A study by research firm Xerfi reveals that after a doubling of the offering in the last five years, the coworking market in France is entering an era of consolidation. Iconic openings of massive coworking locations are still expected in the coming months - such as a 10.000 m2 project by Spaces. offices | co-working | meeting rooms. in Lyon. However, the rise of...

African coworking market to triple in size by 2030, from U$446 Mio in value to U$1,5 Bio

African coworking market to triple in size by 2030, from U$446 Mio in value to U$1,5 Bio

The African coworking market is to triple in size by 2030, from a U$ 446.9 million value in 2023 to U$ 1,56 billion. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) will reach 19.5%, according to a Next Move Strategy Consulting report. "The demand for shared workspace continues to grow faster in Africa than the rest of the world – fueled by the growth in the working age population – which is expected to grow by more than 450 million people, or close to 70% of the continent, by 2035", says the study....

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...