Research & Reports

The Latest Research and Analysis

Here you can find research and analysis of the flexible workspace industry undertaken by the Flexible Space Association, our member companies and other organisations.

2023 Industry Reports

A paper published in the Journal of Rural Studies on the growth of coworking facilities in rural areas. The research highlights strategies to promote collaboration, as well as methods of adapting to meet new demands from rural workers in a range of rural settings. View Report  

2022 Industry Reports

As 2022 draws to a close, The Instant Group makes their predictions for five key opportunities that will emerge in workspace in 2023. These include city centre expansions, increases in workspace utilisation and a high demand for ESG-certified workspace. View Report  
The Instant Group's annual report on the flexible workspace industry looks at the changing landscape of occupiers and landlords. The report covers global occupancy levels, growth strategies and trends in the sector. View Report  
Flexible workspace operator Orega has published a report on the Future of the Office. They commissioned a survey of 2,000 UK office workers and 500 business leaders to help understand what companies are planning for their real estate strategies, and how they want to work in years ahead.
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The Future of the Office in Central London report explores the use of and demand for office space is changing post-pandemic, how this varies by sector and across different areas, and how changing working patterns will impact central London’s economy. The research was commissioined by Central London Forward.
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Rubberdesk's Flexible Office Space Report examines flexible workspace availability and pricing, as well as trends in London, in June 2022. View Report  
Flexioffices present an analysis of the London flexible workspace market, as at summer 2022. View Report  
CBRE's Tech Cities Report 2022 showcases their top 15 tech destinations outside of London.

It includes anaylsis of the sector in Nottingham, Edinburgh and Sheffield, detailing growth and opportunities, as well as highlight workspace vacancy rates for each city. View Report  
Cushman & Wakefield's report on the Flexible Office in the Changing Workplace examines the current state and the expected future of the flexible office sector for landlords, occupiers, and operators / providers across five themes. View Report  

2021 Industry Reports

The 'UK Flex Office Perspectives' report by Savills assesses a number of important questions facing the future of the flexible office market. Savills analyse the demand for flexible workspaces and interview a series of office workers, flexible office operators and landlords on the future of work and the role that flexible offices will play. View Report  
‘The Future of Flex’ report is based on research conducted initially for the British Council for Offices pre Covid-19 and then expanded on in 2020-21. The paper examines how the UK flexible workspace industry will bounce back post Covid-19. View Report  
technologywithin published an ebook offering landlords, agents and asset managers both a thorough review of the opportunity for flex and a practical how-to guide to transition their assets. View Report  
Office Broker Free Office Finder provide an interactive price comparison tool, for private and coworking serviced offices. The information is updated quarterly. View Report  

2020 Industry Reports

Instant Group's latest annual report examining the market for the flexible workspace sector in the UK was published in November 2020. View Report  
A report by Cushman & Wakefield exploring how the UK Flexible Workspace sector could help play a key role in the recovery after COVID-19. View Report  
FlexSA member Regus published an insightful report on The Flex Economy, looking at the impact of flexible workspace outside of city centres on job creation, health and wellbeing and the environment. View Report  

2019 Industry Reports

A report by FlexSA member Instant Group detailing the latest trends in flexible workspace across the UK. View Report  
Research from JLL, published in June 2019, on the revolution of flexible office space. View Report