Second Glasgow Spaces co-working centre to open at 100 West George Street
Global workplace provider IWG is to open its second Glasgow Spaces co-working centre next month at 100 West George Street.
Formerly RBS’ Glasgow HQ, 100 West George Street comprises 19,696 sq. ft., across six floors offering high ceilings, natural light and new ventilation, with modern glass door and window fittings creating a contemporary, crisp environment. The building was built in late 1980s in the post-modern style, with a stone-clad bay window frontage and concrete frame and waffle slab construction.
Whiteburn and London & Scottish Investments (LSI) carried out a complete DDA compliant landlord refurbishment with renewed services, in preparation for letting to Spaces for its own fitout, as well as creating a separately accessed restaurant unit. Whiteburn & L&SI is currently in discussions with a number of operators for a newly fitted out restaurant unit on the ground floor.
Originating in Amsterdam, the Spaces co-working concept is built on the idea that ‘success breeds success’. The West George Street project represent the first in city’s Central Business District.
Commenting on behalf of Whiteburn and L&SI, John Shepherd of Whiteburn, 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.”