Evolution of the office environment: Five trends surrounding co-working spaces

In the last few years, we’ve seen co-working spaces grow from strength to strength. In London alone, there is estimated to be over 1,000 co-working spaces and the capital was recently cited as the leading global market in this sector.

Finding bespoke spaces on demand

The fact that co-working spaces are growing so rapidly is encouraging, as it’s giving businesses and entrepreneurs more choice and opportunities to find a desk, office or meeting room quickly and easily.

However, abundance of choice for co-working spaces can be overwhelming for some, so many offices are catering towards specific sectors and types of company, creating bespoke communities and environments.

Nomad co-working spaces

View from the Finsbury Business Centre in Clerkenwell

An example of this is how women’s only co-working is becoming popular in the US and Australian markets, with the launch of spaces like The Wing in New York and One Roof in Melbourne.

These shared offices specialise in providing support, networking and guidance specifically for female entrepreneurs and although the trend hasn’t made it over to the UK yet, it’s certainly something to look out for in the future.

To help people in London locate their ideal co-working spaces, my team and I have developed Nomada website and app to make it easy and hassle free for people to find and book their perfect workspace, in as little time as one minute.

Ansel Liu is co-founder and MD of Nomad

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