LEADING provider of hybrid working solutions IWG is opening a state-of-the-art flexible HQ workspace in Warrington.
The two-floor centre, in Moulders Lane, comes as part of a drive by IWG to meet the rising demand for top class flexible working space in the North West.
It will provide space for established firms and start-ups across a range of industries in Warrington while IWG’s Design Your Own Office service allows companies to tailor their space entirely to their requirements.
Warrington is considered one of Cheshire’s fastest growing regional locations, having experienced strong investment in local businesses and new enterprises. Demand for workspaces in the area has performed strongly, with the number of enquiries for space in IWG locations continuing to sharply increase.
The building owners decided to invest in the IWG platform in order to scale their business by capitalising on the rapidly expanding demand for hybrid working. With an annual investment of around £50m into its technology platform, IWG provides partners with access to all the company’s expertise as well as design and fit-out support and sales and marketing capabilities.
IWG claims to be the world’s leading provider of flexible workspace – with 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries with members able to access all of the locations and business services via the IWG app.
As the ongoing shift towards hybrid working accelerates, conventional office occupancy will continue to fall as businesses require less traditional space and turn to flexible workspace instead. In 2022, IWG welcomed hundreds of new partner locations and is on track to add around 1,000 over the course of the next year. IWG already counts 83 per cent of Fortune 500 companies among its customer base.
Mark Dixon, chief executive and founder of IWG, said: “We are establishing a stronger and much-needed footprint in the city with this latest opening. As an important business hub in the North West, Warrington is a fantastic place for us to boost our expansion plans. The need for high-quality flexible workspaces continues to soar as hybrid working becomes the new normal. We are very pleased to work in partnership with altspace to develop the HQ brand that will add a cutting-edge workspace to the area.
“Our opening in Warrington comes at a time when more and more companies are discovering that flexible working boosts employee happiness and satisfaction, while helping the environment. Our workplace model is also proven to increase productivity and allows for a business to scale up or down at significantly reduced costs.”
IWG’s multi-brand expansion strategy – its brands include Regus, Spaces and HQ – is designed to appeal to every type of business and entrepreneur. IWG creates personal, financial, and strategic value for businesses of every size, from some of the most exciting companies and well-known organisations on the planet, to individuals and the next generation of industry leaders. All of them harness the power of flexible working to increase their productivity, efficiency, agility, and market proximity.