Coworking Industry News in Europe

Coworking and Ghost Kitchen now considered as verticals in the market of “deposit free” property rental

Coworking and Ghost Kitchen now considered as verticals in the market of “deposit free” property rental

Coworking and Ghost Kitchen now considered as verticals in the market of "deposit free" property rental. Singapore based startup Rently will position coworking among other kinds of "deposit free" products on its property rental marketplace, which also includes housing(flats, rooms, apartments...). The move shows a trend towards new way to address real estate needs in a more flexible and cost effective way globally, either for personal or business purposes (offices, food delivery, etc.). For...

Swedish premium coworking operator Cecil Coworking to open a new location in Gothenburg

Swedish premium coworking operator Cecil Coworking to open a new location in Gothenburg

Swedish premium coworking operator Cecil Coworking will soon open a new 3.000 m3 location in Gothenburg. The first Cecil Coworking was launched in 2021 in Stockholm, as part of an iconic stylish building of the early 20th century. The new Gothenburg facility is undergoing a major renovation, comprising a total of approximately 32.000 M2 of premises. The building will gather different services, such as shops, a wellness center and restaurants, on top of the coworking space. Cecil Coworking is...

Biggest operator in the Baltics Workland Offices continues expansion with new opening in Vilnius

Biggest operator in the Baltics Workland Offices continues expansion with new opening in Vilnius

The biggest operator in the Baltics Workland Offices continues it's expansion with a new opening announced in Vilnius, Lithuania. Two other new locations will be inaugurated in 2024, respectively in Tallin, Estonia, and Riga, Latvia, says Indrek Hääl, CEO of Workload. The new location in Vilnius will be operated under the brand #Flow and located on three floors, with 2.000 m2, right in Vilnius' CBD, in a BREEAM complying newly constructed building, in partnership with Real Estate company EIKA...

Coworking world number 1 player IWG plc’s breakneck growth strategy led in 2023 to a record revenue level

Coworking world number 1 player IWG plc’s breakneck growth strategy led in 2023 to a record revenue level

Coworking world number 1 player IWG plc's breakneck growth strategy led in 2023 to a record revenue level and a record net loss. The revenues of the mother company of Regus and Spaces. offices | co-working | meeting rooms. hit a historical height of GBP 3.3 Bio (+10% year on year). Over the last year, IWG has doubled its new openings rate, "almost all with no" capital expenditures. The group added a record 867 locations globally in 2023, with 95% in its partnership model. IWG reported a loss...

French coworking operator Work & Share will open its 10th location in Paris

French coworking operator Work & Share will open its 10th location in Paris

French coworking operator Work & Share will open its 10th location in Paris, this summer, demonstrating there is room for independent players in hyper-competitive flexible workspace markets such as the French capital city. The new Work & Share location will be sheltered in a 6.000 m2 building, currently going through a renovation, in partnership with Real Estate group COFIPARIS. Launched in 2016, Work & Share managed to dig its place despite a lot of warnings. "We were told things...

Former WeWork head of international real estate joins Dutch hotel/coworking operator Zoku

Former WeWork head of international real estate joins Dutch hotel/coworking operator Zoku

Former WeWork head of international real estate Patrick Nelson joins Dutch hybrid hotel and coworking operator Zoku. This move is one among many lately that shows how in demand experienced top coworking executives are on the recruitment market nowadays. Patrick Nelson will help Zoku to breakthrough the London market. "With an impressive track record at WeWork, including driving their expansion across EMEA to an astonishing 324 sites in 48 markets, Patrick brings unparalleled expertise and...

Dominance of flexible workspace operators in Central London pushing traditional office leases to shorter term commitments.

Dominance of flexible workspace operators in Central London pushing traditional office leases to shorter term commitments.

The dominance of flexible workspace operators in Central London is pushing traditional office leasing practices to change towards shorter term commitments. According to British broker Office Freedom, Central London led the growth in flex space in the UK, with 586 new flex centres opening in the period 2021 – September 2023, accounting for 80% of the new openings across the country. "While there has been a steady growth in new serviced office buildings, a large part of the growth in flex space...

Coworking giant Mindspace continues expansion in Germany with openings in Düsseldorf and Berlin.

Coworking giant Mindspace continues expansion in Germany with openings in Düsseldorf and Berlin.

Coworking giant Mindspace continues its un-stoppable expansion in Germany with new openings in Düsseldorf and Berlin. The new location in Düsseldorf will accommodate up to 600 people on 4.000 m2. In Berlin, the new Mindspace location is settled in a former department store in an historic building that went through a long renovation, in partnership with group WertInvest. The location's capacity will top 700 people, spread on 4.100 m2. In total, Mindspace now operates 7 locations in Berlin, and...

Coworking Europe’s founder Jean-Yves Huwart interviewed by FlexUncensored Podcast

Coworking Europe’s founder Jean-Yves Huwart interviewed by FlexUncensored Podcast

Jean-Yves Huwart was one of the early coworking enthusiasts behind the first-ever Coworking Europe conference in 2010. This year’s conference is in…you’ll have to listen to find out! Jean Yves has a unique macro view of the industry - he hosts an annual conference with participants from dozens of countries, and one of his favorite pastimes is traveling to visit coworking spaces and dig into industry trends. 🎧 🗺 📍 Grab the link to the full episode (and get the location...

French survey shows productivity gains from a coworking membership amounts 11k € per person yearly.

French survey shows productivity gains from a coworking membership amounts 11k € per person yearly.

French survey shows productivity gains pulled from a coworking membership amounts, on average, 11.000 € per person yearly. According to the Asterès study, Coworking allows for a productivity gain of 16%. Based on five papers, Asterès has established an average correlation between well-being at work and productivity. Coworkers report that this work organisation is beneficial to them, both in terms of job satisfaction and efficiency in their work. The most important improvement is on well-being...

Betahaus Bulgaria grows further with a new location… in Bucharest, Romania

Betahaus Bulgaria grows further with a new location… in Bucharest, Romania

Coworking operator betahaus Bulgaria | coworking solutions is growing further with a new location... in Bucharest, Romania. The new space is built in partnership with GTC S.A., one of the leading real estate investors and developers in CEE and SEE regions. The new location will be situated on two floors with a capacity of over 170 seats within the A-class Premium Plaza building. "The journey into Bucharest is driven by the success of the two coworking locations in Sofia opened last year", says...

Prague’s coworking market is massively in the hands of local operators carrying out ambitious plans

Prague’s coworking market is massively in the hands of local operators carrying out ambitious plans

Prague's coworking market is nowadays massively in the hands of local operators carrying out very ambitious expansion plans. The insufficient number of new quality building construction projects is the only thing making the timeline longer, according to a study by Cushman & Wakefield, quoted by Estate CZ magazine. Prague offers nowadays 130.000 m2 of Flexible Workspaces. The vast majority is delivered by the fast growing Czech operators such as Scott.Weber Workspace FLEXI OFFICE /...

The Tribe “Hotel community and Coworking” brand pursues its expansion in Europe

The Tribe “Hotel community and Coworking” brand pursues its expansion in Europe

The Tribe "Hotel community and Coworking" brand pursues its expansion in Europe, with a new location soon to open in Milan Malpensa. The opening marks TRIBE's entry into the Italian market, emphasizing the brand's growth plans to expand to 50 hotels worldwide over the next five years. Tribe's concept, born in Australia in 2017, aims at providing the younger generation of travelers with a nice lifestyle and good looking accommodation proposal for an affordable price. Tribe is one of the...

Spanish operator OneCoWork is expanding abroad, with a new location in Preston, UK

Spanish operator OneCoWork is expanding abroad, with a new location in Preston, UK

Spanish operator OneCoWork - Coworking Spaces in Barcelona is expanding abroad. The company will open a new location in Preston, Northern England. The company was appointed by Real Estate group Branco Capital to run the new flexible workspace in the middle an urban area currently going through a revitalizing process. The location will accommodate up to 500 desks. OneCoWork operates three locations in Barcelona. "Preston is ideal for our first flexible workspace location in the UK. The city is...

German coworking player 1000 Satellites GmbHopens a 12th location in Germany.

German coworking player 1000 Satellites GmbHopens a 12th location in Germany.

German coworking player 1000 Satellites GmbH opens a 12th location in Germany. The company increases its national footprint and decentralized network strategy, with now presence in cities such as Mannheim, Heidelberg, Hamburg or Munich. The new location, called SOHO (South Horizon Munich) is built in partnership with Real Estate players Hammer AG and Optima-Aegidius-Firmengruppe. "The strategic partnership with Hammer AG and the Optima Aegidius group of companies enables us to expand our...

Flexible workspace demand has surged by 35% across EMEA over the past 5 years

Flexible workspace demand has surged by 35% across EMEA over the past 5 years

Flexible workspace demand has surged by 35% across EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) over the past 5 years. Though, the demand is shifting, writes The Instant Group in is 2024 Flex Space Market Review EMEA, with a lot of differences between countries. While central Paris has strengthened its position as the main Flex Workspace magnet for the whole Ile de France region, with 84% of the demand as opposed to 19% in 2019, in Germany, Berlin is challenged by Hamburg. Demand for flexible workspaces...

Factory Berlin closes its largest 14.000 m2 campus in Berlin (Görlitzer Park)

Factory Berlin closes its largest 14.000 m2 campus in Berlin (Görlitzer Park)

Factory Berlin closes its largest 14.000 m2 campus in Berlin (Görlitzer Park) as part of a scaling down and revamp strategy. "The strategy no longer agrees with the business model, says Zino Soyka, CEO of Factory. In concrete terms, it does not match the network idea of the Factory – the spaces are too large." The new working habits, with significantly more time in the home office, led to unused office, writes a Business Insider article. Factory's CEO believes that a more small-scale division...

Padel and Coworking combined multi-services projects are popping up in Italy as well as elsewhere in Europe

Padel and Coworking combined multi-services projects are popping up in Italy as well as elsewhere in Europe

Padel and Coworking combined multi-services projects are popping up in Italy as well as elsewhere in Europe. In Como, Italy, a gigantic resort with 11 padel courts and a coworking space is to open this month. The resort will also entail a restaurant, a Gym and a Maserati dealership. In Torino, COWO® PalaCoworking Torino Grugliasco is another experience of multi-services projects mixing freshly built Padel Tennis infrastructure and Coworking services during the day. More than 1,2 Mio people in...

Online coworking aggregator Deskpass merges with Breather, owned by coworking giant Industrious

Online coworking aggregator Deskpass merges with Breather, owned by coworking giant Industrious

Chicago based Deskpass, one of the most senior on-demand flexible workspaces aggregator in the US, announced plans to merge with Breather, a similar player owned by the US coworking giant Industrious. Both platforms operate on the US market. However, Industrious started to develop a presence in Europe, lately, with locations in Paris, Brussels and The Netherlands. Industrious offers flexible terms at nearly 200 locations in more than 65 markets globally. The company seems to look for...

Oslo’s coworking occupation above 80%, thanks to a rise in demand and… a temporary decrease in offering

Oslo’s coworking occupation above 80%, thanks to a rise in demand and… a temporary decrease in offering

Oslo's coworking spaces occupation is above 80%, nowadays, thanks to a rise in demand and... a temporary decrease in offering. According to a study published by UNION, a Norwegian research and asset management company, the total number of flexible worksposts decreased in 2023 for the first time after six years of steady progression. The closure of WeWork facilities in Oslo as well as the challenges experienced by the flexible office provider Evolve, have cut the global offering by almost 13%....