The increasing trend for serviced flexible offices such as that offered by real estate investment trust Workspace, London-based The Clubhouse, and even the Ministry of Sound has opened up the idea of renting out office space on a short-term basis.
According to a new study by CBRE Research, 92% of UK landlords believe that flexible office space is on the brink of becoming mainstream. Potential clients could be anyone from a young start-up to a more established consultant.
A co-working space offers the opportunity for sharing ideas and collaborating with similar businesses. Equally though there needs to be quiet space for meetings and just thinking; this is key distinction that makes serviced office space more desirable than a coffee shop. It provides an affordable option for those just setting up, a break from the isolation of home working and somewhere to bring clients to.
Here are three ideas to furnish a flexible work space:
Curved freestanding dry wipe walls create sleek lines to encompass a more formal board table or a soft seating arrangement. Introduce your own corporate colours on the edges or on the full panel, or stick with simple white.
Freestanders provide privacy and an acoustic version can also block office noise. The double sided wheeled panels can be endlessly reconfigured. Use a single panel as a divider or put several together to make a standalone office space. Custom print with your logo or design or leave them plain.
Mobile partition walls
Mobile collaboration walls with magnetic dry wipe surface can be wheeled into place as needed for meetings or planning. The large flat panels with lockable wheels are stable and sturdy with a minimalist modern finish.