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Auckland

Rise of the flexible office

Candida Business Park on Constellation Drive is set to open in September 2017


 

 

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​A new co-working space at Candida Business Park will open its doors in September this year. The Candida Business Park is owned by global serviced office company Regus, who specialise in flexible office space. 

The 760m² space at Candida Office Park provides an opportunity for businesses large and small, with high quality office facilities designed to service individuals or business groups of up to 20 people. The property adds to the suite of properties available through Regus worldwide where the properties feature state-of-the-art facilities designed to suit businesses that are embracing the flexible workplace concept.  

Pierre Ferrandon, Country Manager for Regus New Zealand says, “Making a flexible and mobile business work well can be a daunting task, which is why Regus exists. As the only truly global workplace provider our mission is to make our customers more successful and to make it easy for people and companies to do the best work of their lives.”

The Candida Office Park was chosen by Regus because of its attractive Mairangi Bay location. The Park is located close to main arterials and the Constellation Park ‘n’ Ride, which allows tenants the opportunity to avoid traffic jams by using the bus service. 

David Mayhew, JLL Sales & Leasing Manager says, “What we are seeing are more big businesses coming on board with the satellite office idea. Our North Shore team will be one of the first tenants for the space as we can see the benefits of concept.  Smaller businesses or individuals benefit from having the use of high quality space with no lease commitments.

“One of the benefits of co-working space is the efficiency aspect. Time traditionally spent in a car can be reclaimed by moving to the co-working concept. The Regus space at the Candida Office Park has been set up specifically to attract workers from Auckland’s North Shore who commute to work in the CBD. The time workers gain from this can allow them to go to the gym or spend more time with their families as well as working in an environment with people from various other businesses.”

Regus has a global network which serves 2.3 million customers, throughout 3,000 locations, across over 1,000 cities in more than 100 countries. Those with a fixed term contract with Regus can utilise any of the Regus facilities worldwide or if no contract is in place the space can be booked using the Regus App. 

Having a flexible work space is a growing trend with results from the latest Global Co-working Survey showing that the number of co-working members worldwide is projected to reach nearly 1.2 million in 2017 – up from 835,000 in 2016. Similarly, the number of co-working spaces globally is set to grow from 11,300 in 2016 to 13,800 in 2017.  

The trend to co-working was initially led by start-ups, but more and more companies of different sizes and from different industries are exploring the benefits.  For example, in Amsterdam, companies such as IBM and Phillips are using co-working spaces to encourage innovation. 

Read the True Commercial article here​.