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Coworking…the future of Brighton & Hove office space.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

Coworking space was born in San Francisco coming up for 11 years ago and it is estimated that there are now in excess of 3,000 coworking spaces worldwide. The recent 1M sq ft milestone of coworking office space taken by The Office Group in London, shows that this growth is most definitely set to continue.

London’s coworking scene has increased vastly over recent years, mainly because of the changes in working that is further promoting the communication and collaboration of multiple organisations. This change has resulted in an adaption of organisations working space and working hours, to allow for a more flexible format of working, away from the normal 9-5 model.

There is the requirement to create a similar working hub of multiple coworking units in Brighton & Hove. Office space of this nature works when there is the desire of staff to work in that area. Being blessed with two universities, the platform is already there for new companies out of academia to go into business in the city. The coworking environment offers a more creative and ideal start-up space which delivers areas of break out and cafes under one roof encouraging a greater live work balance.

Graves Jenkins are delighted to be able to announce that we will be at the forefront of this movement, having been instructed as acquisition agents for Platform Nine Ltd, a ‘made in Brighton’ coworking organisation with the drive to present new dynamic coworking space into the city which will be delivered very soon!

Platform Nine Ltd Founder Seb Royle said ’Brighton deserves a work space of world renown that will become a crucible for creating a new model of business community which in turn will lead to the growth, prosperity and the greater collaborative culture of our seaside city’.

The future of coworking is without doubt the biggest shake up to the office space market in a decade and it is a trend, that most certainly, will not be going away.

To discuss office space in further detail, please contact George Dobson on 01273 701070 or