Club Workspace will open six centres across the capital over the next year. It currently has five centres: in London Bridge, Clerkenwell, Bankside, Kennington and Chiswick. The new centres will be located in Chancery Lane, Bethnel Green, Islington, Borough, Dulwich and Ladbroke Grove.
They offer desk space, refreshments, meeting rooms, high-speed internet connections and a programme of events for members, including legal and financial advice.
The company said the space is used by entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals. It acts as an incubator for young and growing businesses who do not want to commit to a traditional office arrangement; is used by large corporates outside London who want a satellite presence for staff; and is a property resource for firms looking to reduce overheads.
James Friedenthal, managing director of Club Workspace, said high demand has led to the expansion. “Co-working is becoming an increasingly popular choice for new and growing businesses looking for flexible workspace in London’s best locations, with reduced overheads. Approximately 70% of our customers are businesses with one or two members of staff who need flexibility at the early stages of development and benefit from the ability to grow at their own rate.”
He added that over a third of members take the membership option that allows free access to the full network.