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IWG to launch cutting-edge flexible workspace centre at Nairobi’s Global Trade Centre

IWG, known for its prestigious portfolio of brands such as Spaces and Regus, is set to introduce a groundbreaking flexible workspace center at Nairobi’s prestigious Global Trade Centre (GTC).

This significant development is the outcome of a strategic collaboration with AMS Properties Ltd and is scheduled for an official launch in November.

Situated on the 1st floor of Nairobi’s esteemed Global Trade Centre Westlands, this state-of-the-art facility under the Spaces brand spans an impressive 1,761 square meters, offering a versatile range of co-working areas, private offices, cutting-edge meeting facilities, and inspiring creative spaces.

The expansion is a direct response to the ever-growing demand for hybrid working solutions, which has reached an unprecedented peak.

Following a record-breaking first half of the year, marked by IWG’s highest-ever revenue figures and the addition of 612 new locations globally between January and the end of September 2023, IWG is poised for remarkable growth.

The unprecedented demand from companies of all sizes, as well as professionals seeking flexible working solutions, is propelling IWG to establish 1,000 new locations in the upcoming year.

The hybrid working trend is experiencing explosive market growth, with experts predicting that by 2030, 30% of all commercial real estate will be dedicated to flexible workspaces.

IWG empowers its partners to capitalize on this dynamic sector, leveraging its extensive experience.

Hybrid working significantly lowers operational costs, offering an average saving of $11,000 per employee.

Acknowledging the growing interest in hybrid working arrangements, AMS Properties Limited has made a strategic decision to invest in the IWG platform.

With an annual investment of approximately £50 million into its technology platform, IWG also empowers partners with extensive access to the company’s expertise, design and fit-out support, as well as its sales and marketing capabilities.

In Nairobi, IWG has established successful partnerships with various building owners, fostering a dynamic ecosystem of flexible workspace solutions.

This expansion is part of IWG’s strategic initiative to meet the surging demand for top-notch flexible working spaces in the region.

The location will offer space to established businesses and startups across various industries, with IWG’s “Design Your Own Office” service enabling companies to customize their workspace to match their unique requirements.

Mark Dixon, CEO and Founder of IWG, said:

“We are solidifying our presence in Nairobi with our latest Spaces opening at Global Trade Centre. As a pivotal business hub, Nairobi is an exceptional location to advance our expansion strategy.

The demand for premium, adaptable workspaces remains on the rise, especially with the widespread adoption of hybrid working. Collaborating with AMS Properties, we are delighted to announce the opening of the Spaces location, which will offer a state-of-the-art workspace at Global Trade Centre.”

Simon Gichuhi, IWG Sales City Manager for Nairobi, shared his insights, stating:

“This new opening coincides with the growing trend of more companies recognizing the positive impact of flexible working on employee satisfaction and environmental responsibility.

Our workspace model is not only proven to enhance productivity but also enables businesses to adjust their operations with significant cost savings.”

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