More businesses turn to flexible workspace options

Flexible workspaces are to grow by 56% in the next four years, according to research from flexible and shared workspaces portal Coworking Resources.

The research reveals that between 2018-22, volumes will grow from 16,599 spaces in 2018 to a predicted 25,968 spaces in 2022.

Additional research from office space rental agency Office Freedom shows new flexible workspaces and new workspace operators are both experiencing rapid growth. In the first six months of this year, Office Freedom added 898 spaces to its portfolio, more than twice the number than at the same period last year. Over the same period, the group witnessed 70% growth in the number of new operators registering space with the firm (143 in 2019 compared to 84 in 2018).

For more on flexible workspaces read our latest Recruitment Start-up supplement included with your September issue of Recruiter, which hits desks this week.

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