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Space on Demand

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BCO Research & Policy

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The past few years have seen greater emphasis on flexible working with innovative ways of accessing office space becoming increasingly evident. Co-workspaces and space matchmaker apps are appearing at an accelerating pace. The report looks at different models of co-workspaces; examines the scale, location and rate of growth in both co-workspaces and matchmaker apps; considers future trends; and implications for developers, urban planners, occupiers and property managers.

This paper reviews the growth of both coworkspace and space matchmaker apps, and examines the underlying reasons for their growth. Focusing mainly on the UK, the report identifies the impact of coworking space on changes in office space demand and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges for property investors, developers, occupiers and planners.