Russian coworking – office spaces where anyone can rent a workplace – is moving from business centers and multifunctional complexes to apartment buildings. This conclusion was reached by Level Group analysts, having analyzed the infrastructure of 386 buildings in Moscow and the future plans of developers (the study is at the disposal of Lenti.ru).
The coworking market in Moscow annually demonstrates an increase in supply by 50-60 percent, analysts calculated. The next step in the evolution of this type of office may be the conquest of residential buildings: at present in 19 metropolitan apartment complexes coworking are already presented or planned, and multi-apartment projects are being prepared for a boom of flexible offices. By 2025, 3-5 percent of residential complexes will include coworking, they promise in Level Group.
“Remote work is becoming the norm, and many are already familiar with the format of coworking, have time to appreciate its advantages and want to have such a service not in the city center, but next door to their apartment,” experts conclude. So far, of the 386 housing projects analyzed, the vast majority – 359 – do not have flexible office infrastructure. In 27 complexes, that is, 6.9 percent of objects, one or another format of coworking is provided.
Earlier in June, it became known that the majority of Muscovites (79 percent) are ready to work remotely even after the coronavirus pandemic. 73 percent of city dwellers began to work fully or partially remotely with the onset of a pandemic, 20 percent periodically or continuously worked outside the office and before the situation with COVID-19. (Source: rambler)