COWORKING – ARE WE AT THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE OR END?
A business rarely has a planning horizon of more than a few years and yet commercial property leases revolve around periods that start with five years – usually more. Is there a way to resolve this disconnect between two disparate timescales?
Enter coworking. Over the last few years we have seen an explosion in the provision of coworking space, especially in London – which now represents about 4% of total office floor area in the capital and growing. Many organisations subscribe to it precisely because of the misfit between business needs and the commercial property offer. Smaller enterprises cannot afford the cost and risk of a lease, so short-term space is a no-brainer.
We will take the opportunity to explore the subject of coworking and just where it is in its lifecycle and what we can expect in the next five years.
Introducing our Event Speakers
MixInspired brings together the industry’s greatest minds to ensure an informative, forthright and entertaining panel. Speaker profiles will be added below as panelists are confirmed.
Head of Experience
ForaKatrina Larkin Co-founder &
Head of Experience
Katrina Larkin co-founder of Fora, leaders of the workspace revolution. Their first space opened in Clerkenwell January 2017 and now has five locations across London and Reading with a further seven due to open by the year end. Forget what you know about co-working; Fora is reimagining the entire experience. They call it pro-working×
A pioneer in the festival world, Katrina co-founded The Big Chill Festival, bars and record label. This spawned an industry of similar events, bars, food markets and boutique festivals in the UK.
In 2013 Katrina began working with Brockton Capital Fund on the curation, brand re-positioning and redevelopment of Camden Lock Market. She changed press attitudes to the market and curated retail offers of quality.
In 2014 Katrina joined Market Tech, the buyer of Camden Lock Market. In addition to overseeing 16 acres of real-estate, she was influential in the planning and launching of their co-working office space ‘The Interchange’.
Choice & Design
RBSTim Yendell Head of
Choice & Design
Tim is Head of Workplace & Design at RBS and leads ‘RBS Choice’, the bank’s workplace programme, and one of the central enablers for the transformation of RBS, driving workplace culture change through activity based working, financial & property portfolio performance and digital transformation.×
He also leads the bank’s office design strategy, which includes all office design and development, research & innovation and strategic partnerships, to continue to develop and evolve the bank’s future workplace and was recently RBS design lead on the development partnership with Californian tech start-up accelerator/scale up company, RocketSpace for their recently opened London campus in Angel.
Over the past 18 months Tim has also led the design of a range of internal entrepreneurial incubator spaces, innovation labs and co-working spaces for the bank.
The early part of Tim’s career was spent working in architecture & interior design in Asia & Australia as well as in the UK and has held a number of senior roles in design, facilities & real estate management & capital projects delivery.
Tim holds a BA (Hons) degree in Interior Design from the Edinburgh College of Art.
The event will take place from 6pm-8pm
MixInspired is open to members of the A&D, D&B and Property community. Join us for drinks and nibbles plus some great networking opportunities before our panel explores the subject of just where we are in the Coworking lifecycle and what we can expect in the next five years.
Register now to attend.
MixInspired is free to attend and is CPD accredited too.
If you are part of the A&D, D&B or the property professionals community, register now to attend this MixInspired session at Millken’s showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell.
20 March 2019 - London
Milliken Showroom, 5 Berry Street, London. EC1V 0AA View on map >