Spaces open co-working centre at 100 West George Street
Whiteburn and London & Scottish Investments (LSI), have announced that IWG, who also own Regus, will open its second Glasgow Spaces co-working centre at 100 West George Street.
Originating in Amsterdam, ‘Spaces is built on the idea that success breeds success’ and even more Glasgow based businesses and individuals will be able to choose from offices, meeting rooms and customisable co-working spaces, complete with payment plans and flexible use.
Ideally located in the vibrant heart of the City, 100 West George Street it is just minutes from George Square and the Merchant City shopping district with access to Buchanan Bus Station, the Subway, Queen Street Railway Station and Glasgow Central.
Commenting on behalf of Whiteburn and L&SI, John Shepherd said: “We are delighted to bring Spaces’ second development to the City; and the first in the Central Business District. It will open in July across all four floors, in our contemporary refurbished office space at 100 West George Street. We look forward to seeing it fully occupied by the next generation of successful Glasgow entrepreneurs. We have been impressed by the standard of fitout and quality of workspaces and shared facilities that we have seen elsewhere. It looks sharp and modern, and clearly it’s encouraging collaboration between new and expanding businesses.”
Richard Morris, UK CEO of Spaces, said: “Spaces is part of a global movement driving demand for flexible workspace. Research shows that 53% of professionals globally now work remotely for at least half their working week and 30% of corporate real estate portfolios could be flexible workspace by 2030.
“People are recognising that they are far more productive and successful in a dynamic working environment, while businesses are waking up to the financial and strategic benefits. Spaces is helping to supply this demand and drive a workspace revolution in Britain.
“We are excited to provide a flexible and creative working environment with socialising and networking at its core, in the heart of the dynamic city of Glasgow. This new Spaces centre will give members an environment in which they can create and share ideas – and build partnerships through a programme of business and leisure events.”
100 West George Street is ideally located for members to access the City’s green spaces, restaurants and bars and infuse their workday with creative energy with a trip to the nearby Gallery of Modern Art, or be reminded of the importance of discipline in their work with a trip to the Glasgow Police Museum.
Whiteburn and L&SI carried out a complete DDA compliant landlord refurbishment with renewed services, in preparation for letting to Spaces for their own fitout, as well as creating a separately accessed restaurant unit. Whiteburn & L&SI are currently in discussions with a number of operators for a newly fitted out restaurant unit on the ground floor.
*Cgi shows the internal fit out of Spaces that is opening in July 2018.