IWG Expands with Five New Co-Working Sites in Singapore
IWG, the world’s leading provider of flexible workspaces, announced its Spaces brand expansion plans to open five new locations in Singapore by mid-2019 offering a total of 250,000 sq. ft. of co-working space for all sizes of businesses and individuals. The new Spaces locations in Robinson Road, One Raffles Place, TripleOne Somerset, Paya Lebar Quarter and Clarke Quay will add to its existing regional network of 23 locations across Asia Pacific.
Spaces, the Amsterdam-born creative workspace provider, selected Singapore as the first market to kick start its global expansion in Asia Pacific outside of its European roots, with the opening of Spaces at City Hall (a 26,000-sq. ft. area located at 410 North Bridge Road) in September 2016. In just 20 months, Spaces has established firm presence across the region with 23 locations in China, Japan, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Martijn Roordink, Co-founder of Spaces, said, “Singapore is an international hub for businesses and is one the most vibrant markets in the world. It is a perfect fit with Spaces’ culture of expanding networks and connecting like-minded members to link up and share ideas. With a thriving cultural and business scene, it is no surprise that we are aggressively expanding our presence in this market, with the opening of three new sites by 2019.”
Spaces is expanding to all Central Business district (CBD) locations worldwide driven by high demand from their customers. According to an IWG Global Business Survey, it was found that 86% of Singaporeans now work from outside their offices and 78% said that flexible workspaces help drastically reduce set-up costs and the need for capital investment.
Spaces Robinson will offer a wide selection of comfy private offices, fully-serviced designer meeting rooms, a business club catered to networking as well as an event space. The spacious design and the casual seating areas offer a creative environment ideal for collaborating with like-minded professionals and cultivating the exciting opportunities. Located in the downtown area of Singapore, it’s right in the heart of the main commercial district. This is an ideal place for travel, shopping and exploring the multitude of local shops and restaurants right around the corner. With its stunning glass façade and the interior filled with long, bar-like tables and desks, Spaces Robinson is sure to make creative professionals feel right at home.
Located at the heart of CBD, the 35,000-sq. ft. location at One Raffles Place will be Spaces’ flagship site in Singapore, offering unparalleled accessibility and a strong lifestyle-led workspace for a creative way of working for entrepreneurs and established businesses alike. Set to open by early 2019, the new centre features a multi-level layout which will be an ideal location to host and launch retail and fashion-related events within a mall setting.
Spaces at TripleOne Somerset will provide another 35,000-sq. ft. of flexible workspace spanning across two floors at a newly refurbished premium grade office building. Situated at the prime Orchard Road precinct, the new centre will create inspiring communities where freelancers rub shoulders with start-ups and business nomads to spark creativity. The new location will commence operation in mid-2019.
One more premise will be launched across Clarke Quay in the second half of this year. Large corporations will be able to enjoy the seamless service and flexibility to plan for their business growth, while offering their employees access to world class office design features in a stunning location. Spaces Clarke Quay provides a lifestyle-driven professional working environment founded on principles of collaboration and inclusivity, while its authentic, considered design reflects the company’s ‘Inspire to Work’ philosophy.
Slated for completion at the end of next year, Spaces Paya Lebar Quarter will provide flexible workspace for corporate shakers or energetic entrepreneurs in the east. Spaces Paya Lebar Quarter will occupy a newly designed integrated mixed-use development, Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), bringing in a total of 50,000 sq. ft. This new premise will offer ease of accessibility across three MRT lines. Large corporations will be able to enjoy the seamless service and flexibility to plan for their business growth, while offering their employees access to world class office design features within Spaces brand in a stunning location.