FlexSA Roundtable Meeting in Birmingham
This week Flexible Space Association members met up in Birmingham for a Roundtable Meeting, followed by a tour of a FlexSA member’s workspace location which is in the process of completing it’s expansion to a second floor.
Bruntwood Works’ beautiful Cornwall Buildings was the venue for the meeting. Located on Newhall Street, just a short walk from Birmingham New Street Station, the period building with its distinct character and charm has a very contemporary and cosy interior, providing a cosy boutique feel.
The meeting discussed the latest workspace trends seen locally, broker relationships, demand for pet friendly workspace, and interestingly accessibility limitations and challenges that can present when located within some of the city’s more historical buildings, which applied to a few of the member locations present.
The group also heard from Andrew Billson of FlexSA Service Provider member technologywithin, who himself had almost 15 years experience in an operational role with a local flexible workspace operator in the Birmingham area. In light of that experience he gave a great understanding of some of the needs of workspace operators and was able to share some of the solutions offered by technologywithin, which were already in place with some members around the table.
We were then able to take a short walk to Cubo Works, where expansion to a second floor in the contemporary Paradise Circus development is being finalised. From the exterior alone (pictured below) the contrast was great, with floor to ceiling glass overlooking the bustling city centre and some of the modern traditional surrounding buildings including the beautiful town hall. Plenty of chunky sofas here for casual meetings, and a beer tap in the kitchen we were told is a client favoured feature!
Thank you to our hosts at Bruntwood Works and Cubo for showing their spaces, and all those who attended for another insightful discussion with connections made.
29 September 2023
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