The flexible working model has experienced a continuous growth, and both professionals and companies are showing an increasing interest in this modality of work. In this context, IWG, a company specialising in hybrid work solutions, is consolidating its presence in the Spanish market by opening a flexible workspace in the centre of Santander, which will be operated under the Regus brand.
The new centre will occupy floors 4 and 5 of the building located at Calle Juan de Herrera 18. With more than 600 square metres, the space will offer both coworking options and private offices, designed to meet the needs of hybrid professionals, those who combine working days in the office, at home and in flexible spaces.
This opening reinforces IWG's strategy to extend the hybrid work format to more professionals and locations in Spain. The company already has more than 60 centres across the country and plans to add 1,000 new centres globally in the coming year.
The centre will not only host professionals from different sectors, ranging from large fashion and technology companies to startups looking to optimise their profits, but will also offer services to suit the specific needs of these companies.
According to IWG, the owners of the building, Inmobiliaria Lanca, decided to invest in the company's platform to maximise the profitability of their real estate space by taking advantage of the rapidly expanding demand for hybrid work. In the same vein, IWG, with an annual investment of around 50 million euros in its technology platform, offers its partners access to all the company's know-how, as well as design and installation support and sales and marketing capabilities.
Regus Santander will offer space to established companies and SMEs from various sectors, while IWG's "Design Your Own Office" service allows companies to tailor the space to their needs. In addition, the hybrid workspace company has 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries, and its members can access all locations and business services through the IWG app.
The company says that "as the shift to hybrid work accelerates, conventional office occupancy will continue to decline as companies will need less traditional space and opt for flexible workspaces". In 2022, IWG welcomed hundreds of new locations, thanks to management contracts with partners, and already counts 83% of Fortune 500 companies among its clients.