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The coworking community – more than just a desk …

3rd February, 03



In the first part of this blog, we looked at the rise of London serviced offices and coworking spaces. Here we look at the business and relationship benefits that London serviced offices can offer.

Coworking is much more than having a desk in a serviced office. Studies during 2013 say that working in a coworking environment makes people more productive. For individuals currently working from home, moving to a serviced office or coworking space takes businesses into a space where they can get work done, make contacts, collaborate with others and exchange skills and knowledge. It also introduces a defined workplace, allowing more opportunity for individuals to ‘switch off’ at home.

When it works well, a coworking space becomes an active community. Over time, coworkers build trust, share ideas and interact with others working in the same space, even though they may be from a completely different business background. This potentially diverse range of businesses gives members the opportunity to interact and network with like-minded people working on a variety of projects, which can often lead to beneficial business relationships.

There is also a social side of coworking. Here at Dryland we organise regular events for our members – giving them an ideal opportunity to get to know each other, network and socialise.

New coworking spaces and serviced offices are appearing in London every month. East London has a particularly high number of spaces as old warehouses are being converted with the ‘tech’ community moving in. Even Google encourages coworking at Google Campus – a stylish seven-storey iconic building on Silicon Roundabout in Old Street – and look out for news from Dryland about an exciting forthcoming development in Holborn. Watch this space …

So, although freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners really can work anywhere, if you crave the buzz of a vibrant office or the idea of a working with a community offering new business relationships then coworking could be your ideal solution.

Of course, the services you receive from coworking spaces will differ from one another, as will the cost of renting a space. It’s certainly worth doing your research to see what’s available and you might be surprised what a modern serviced office or coworking space can offer. Of course, we’d love to show you around Dryland. For a tour and to see everything we have to offer, just telephone 020 7221 2000, and look out for news from Dryland about exciting forthcoming developments in London.

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020 7221 2000

Arrange a viewing with a member of our team
We're always happy to show you around

96 Kensington High Street
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020 7221 2000