Family friendly co-working space arrives in London Fields - Colliers International | London



  1. July 2017

  2. Family friendly co-working space arrives in London Fields

    31 July 2017
    The world of serviced offices has seen a swift and remarkable transformation in the last few years, from rudimentary offices and meeting rooms for those on a tight budget, to modern communities in designer workspaces with cutting-edge technology and amenities. The sector has proved particularly popular with startups seeking flexible space solutions that bend to the evolutionary arc of their business.
    As more providers enter the marketplace so the competition hots up, much to the benefit of would-be tenants as innovative ideas are devised and delivered to draw in the best selection of occupiers.

    At the forefront of future-thinking and flexible workspaces is Second Home, whose initial project in Spitalfields took the co-working sector by storm, not only with its ground-breaking combination of spatial design and furnishings, but with an in-house cultural and wellness programme from talks and music through a run club and Pilates.

    Now Second Home is taking things a step further with a new co-working location in London Fields that welcomes working parents into the fold - perfect timing with the end of the school holidays approaching.

    As well as an on-site creche there’ll be milk-warming facilities in the greenery-filled cafeteria and parking for buggies and scooters. Parents can pop into the nursery whenever they like, or be updated when their child goes to sleep, or be left in peace for the whole day.

    Second Home locations provide private studios and flexible workspaces for individuals and teams of up to 175 people – all surrounded by curves, natural light and thousands of plants and trees.

    Described by Business Insider as "A futuristic space that London’s most innovative companies all want to join”, and by the Evening Standard as "London's coolest workspace", Second Home can also lay claim to some impressive measures of success: 

    90% of Second Home members enjoy coming to work vs 40% national average

    Businesses grow 10 times faster at Second Home: 50% annual headcount growth vs 5.4% national average

    75% of Second Home members have  collaborated with each other on key business projects

    Second Home is also set to spread its wings west and introduce some City Fringe creative cool to the glamorous environs of Holland Park.

    If you'd like to discover how a Second Home could be good for your business, please get in touch with the Colliers City Fringe team to arrange a tour.

    The Author

    Mark Bott
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