Global flexible space provider WeWork has announced a pay-as-you-go offering to access workspace and meeting rooms in the UK.
The firm said hybrid work strategies, flexibility, optionality and convenience have emerged as “key pillars of the new workplace”.
WeWork On Demand offers the flexibility to book workspace by the day and meeting rooms by the hour through its iPhone and Android apps. It launched in New York City a year ago and is now expanding to more than 200 locations across North America and nearly 300 locations across 47 major cities globally, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Dublin, Singapore, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth.
Samit Chopra, international president and COO of WeWork, said: “Now, more than ever, flexibility is of utmost importance to both businesses and individuals as they navigate a new world of work. Leveraging our expansive portfolio of inspiring spaces in sought-after locations, WeWork On Demand fulfills the need for flexibility through accessible, convenient workspace in the era of hybrid work. With the expansion of pay-as-you-go access to spaces in major markets across the UK, Ireland, Singapore, and Australia, we’re providing more workers with the choice and tools to decide how, where, and when they want to work, right from their phones.”
The company believes that WeWork On Demand meets “the growing interest in alternative workspaces, whether as a third space for employees to leverage in between their home and office or for fully remote teams to come together”.
The international expansion follows “strong growth and positive user feedback in North America, where monthly On Demand bookings for a workspace has quadrupled and room bookings more than doubled since March 2021”.