Why the coworking trend is unlikely to slow any time soon


In the ever-evolving world of work, one trend that’s been gaining momentum and shows no signs of slowing down is local coworking. Here’s why:

For the Everyday Worker

Local coworking spaces offer a unique blend of flexibility and convenience. Imagine a workspace that’s always there when you need it, wherever you need it. No more long commutes or rigid schedules. Just you, your work, and a space that fits around your life.

And with all that time you’re saving on commuting, you’ve got more time for the things that matter. Maybe that’s spending time with your family, hitting the gym, or picking up a new skill or hobby.

But coworking spaces aren’t just about work. They’re about community. You’ll be working alongside a diverse group of professionals, each with their own unique skills and experiences to share.

For Local Businesses

Local businesses can benefit from coworking spaces too. They’re a hotbed for networking and collaboration, which can lead to some pretty impressive business growth. And by supporting local small businesses, coworking spaces can help to strengthen the local economy.

Environmental Benefits of coworking

And then there’s the environmental benefits. Less commuting means less fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions. In fact, if we all spent just 10% less time commuting, we could reduce our carbon footprint by 14.6%. Now that’s food for thought.

So whether you’re a freelancer looking for a flexible workspace or a local business looking to grow, coworking spaces offer a whole host of benefits. And with the added bonus of improved work/life balance and environmental benefits, it’s clear that coworking is more than just a trend – it’s the future of work.

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Embracing the Work Revolution: Let’s Talk About “Work Near Home”

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In the wild world of work, where we’ve gone from commutes and 9-5 office working to Zoom calls in what feels like the blink of an eye, a new player is stepping onto the scene: “Work Near Home.” Forget the old-school office grind or the shorts and t-shirt-clad work-from-home vibe; this is a fresh take that aims to blend the best bits of both.

So, what’s the scoop with “Work Near Home”? Well, it’s like this: instead of hauling yourself to the office or juggling life from your living room, picture having a cool little workspace just a hop, skip, and a jump away from your front door. It’s the brainchild of the whole remote work craze but adds a splash of in-person camaraderie to the mix.

The BBC recently spotlighted this trendhttps://www.bbc.com/news/business-67334476

One sweet perk of “Work Near Home” is that it’s a game-changer for work-life balance. Say goodbye to endless commutes and hello to more time for you. Whether it’s hitting the gym, spending time with family, chilling with your pet, or just catching some extra sleep, this setup gives you the flexibility to make work revolve around your life, not the other way around.

But it’s not just about personal time; it’s also about turning down the volume on the solitude that can come with working solo. “Work Near Home” means you’re not alone in this professional journey. You’ve got neighbours—your fellow professionals working nearby. It’s like having coworkers without the office politics and fluorescent lights.

And let’s not forget the good vibes that come from face-to-face chats. We’ve all become video call pros, but nothing beats the buzz of a spontaneous brainstorming session or the fun of coffee break banter. With local workspaces, you can have your cake and eat it too – the best of both the digital and physical worlds.

Flexibility is the name of the game with “Work Near Home.” Forget the rigid 9-to-5; it’s all about getting the job done when it suits you best. Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, this setup lets you choose your hours, focusing on results rather than clock-watching.

And here’s a little secret – it’s not just employees who are winning. Companies can save some serious cash by ditching the big office leases and opting for smaller, localized spots. It’s a win-win, with businesses cutting costs and tapping into talent from all corners of the map.

As we ride the wave of the post-pandemic work revolution, “Work Near Home” is looking like the cool kid on the block. It’s shaking up the way we see work, offering a mix that’s flexible, community-driven, and downright enjoyable. So, buckle up for the ride because the future of work is looking a whole lot like “Work Near Home” – where the coffee is strong, the Wi-Fi is solid, and the (community) vibe is just right.

Membership Options

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We aim to offer a range of flexible membership options to cater to freelancers, start-ups, and remote workers. 

There is an initial member set-up charge of £100. If you’d like to pre-register for membership when we open in early 2024, please email info@hurstworks.co.uk.

1. Pay-as-you-go

Come and go as you please during the working week, with our simple pay-as-you-go option. The ultimate in low-cost, co-working flexibility!

Simply pay in advance or on the day, £25 per 4 hour session (morning or afternoon) or £34.99 for a full day. Prices include VAT.

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2. Flexible Desk Membership

With our Flexible Desk Membership, you have the freedom to work when and where you want within our vibrant co-working space. Includes free access to our focus booth and member perks and discounts:

Price: £149/month inc. VAT buys 8 day passes (60 hours)

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3. Dedicated Desk Membership

If you thrive in a consistent and dedicated work environment, our Dedicated Desk Membership is perfect for you. Here’s what you can expect with this membership:

  • Reserved workspace: enjoy the luxury of having your own dedicated desk in our co-working space. Set up your personal workstation with your equipment and belongings, ensuring a familiar and comfortable environment every day.
  • Priority booking: reserve your dedicated desk in advance, guaranteeing your preferred spot is always available when you arrive. Say goodbye to searching for a workspace; your spot will be waiting for you.
  • Enhanced storage options: store your belongings securely with personal storage units or lockable cabinets, ensuring that your essentials are safe and easily accessible. You will have your own key fob for 24/7 access.

Price: £349/month inc. VAT

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Virtual Office Membership

For professionals who don’t require a physical workspace but still desire a prestigious business address and professional support, our Virtual Office Membership is the ideal choice. Here’s what you can expect with this membership:

  • Business address and mail handling: utilise our prominent address as your business address, enhancing your professional image. We’ll handle your mail and packages, providing you with a reliable and secure solution for your business correspondence.
  • Phone forwarding services: a local number with calls forwarded to your mobile, voicemails transcribed and sent as email.
  • Meeting room access: Schedule and book meeting rooms on-demand for client meetings, presentations, and collaborative sessions whenever you need them. 3 hours per month.

Price: £60/month inc. VAT

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Please note that the pricing mentioned above is a suggested starting point and can be customised based on your specific needs and local market conditions. We offer flexible terms and additional add-on services to create a membership package tailored to your requirements.

Join Hurst Works today and unlock a co-working experience that matches your work style and supports your professional growth. Contact us now to discuss your membership options and get started on your journey with HurstWorks.