A sizeable crop of cool co-working spaces have come up since the first official space opened in 2005. Many are designed to appeal to the quirky nature of the freelancers and start-ups who frequent them.
But co-working spaces aren’t just for free coffee and Digestive biscuits. They’re a force of serious growth, partly down to an increase in outsourcing and the gig economy.
The number of co-working spaces is set to reach 25,968 by 2022 according to Coworking Resources. That’s up 42pc from 2019. In fact, their findings reveal that a new co-working space opens every five days in London.
As the off-beat artwork and yoga classes would suggest, there’s a clear target market in mind here. Gensler figures show that 62pc of Millennials work in co-working spaces versus a mere 5pc of baby boomers.
You’ll find offices like these in major UK cities which attract locals as well as those who live rurally and want to network.
If you’re still unsure about whether you want to get involved in the co-working culture, read Co-working spaces vs traditional office: which is better?
Otherwise, have a gander at some of the coolest co-working spaces below.
Unsurprisingly the biggest hub of co-working spaces, London is a first call for those in the south and south east. As of June 2019, the capital had the most co-working spaces in the world – Statista reports a whopping 1,423. We’ve rounded up five of the best.
Bristol is home to some of the UK’s creative industries including the internationally renowned Aardman animation studios. Cool co-working spaces are ideal for this type of talent. Whittle down your search by checking out five of the best shared offices there.
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Manchester is attracting more and more workers looking for a less hectic life than they’d have in the capital. Here’s a look at five of the best co-working spaces that the city has to offer.