by Sana Shaikh
Mumbai, April 5, 2018: India’s fastest growing premium coworking space provider, CoWrks, entered Mumbai by partnering with Birla Centurion, to lease the largest coworking space in Worli. Spread across 95,000 sq. ft. to accommodate over 1,200 members, CoWrks Worli is the seventh shared workspace of CoWrks in India.
Located within the 300-acre campus of Century Mills, the workspace has the advantage of being located opposite Kamala Mills – which houses over 40 of the city’s top restaurants, bars and lounges. The centre provides an unparalleled global workspace experience as it is surrounded by state-of-the-art social infrastructure and equipped with a range of premium amenities, such as a spacious yoga & dance studio, a state-of-the-art gym, a banquet hall and a unique F&B experience. Supporting CoWrks in its endeavour to create the largest coworking space at Birla Centurion is JLL, India’s largest real estate services firm, has played an integral role in advising the strategic collaboration.
With the vision to create Asia’s largest integrated network of premium coworking spaces, Sidharth Menda, Founder and CEO, CoWrks, commented, “A large part of Mumbai spend their evenings and weekends in and around Worli – hence opening at Birla Centurion was a natural fit for the CoWrks Community.” He added, “It is important for us to extend the CoWrks Community to Mumbai – not only offering our existing members a Mumbai address, but also to connect Mumbai’s entrepreneur community to the rest of the country through CoWrks.”
Commenting on CoWrks’ entry into the Mumbai market Ramesh Nair, CEO and Country Head JLL India said, “Coworking has been truly disruptive in recent times. Within a year we have seen significant growth in this alternate segment. Driven by the growing need to build communities, coworking spaces are shaping the future of workplace, especially in large metropolitan cities. Our research has shown that Mumbai has the highest potential for coworking space with over 1.25 million prospective occupants, majority of this latent demand is still unmet. CoWrks’ entry into Mumbai is an appropriate opportunity to meet this demand. It also highlights the company’s commitment and ambition to secure the best in this space. My best wishes to CoWrks in their journey towards bringing about this cultural shift in the working paradigm.”
CoWrks is built on a solid foundation of data and intelligence. Embedded in everything from sophisticated visitor management systems to digital meeting room bookings, the seamless integration of cutting-edge technology within the workspace empowers members by offering them a superlative coworking experience. The CoWrks Connect App is a private social network that unites their vibrant social community in the digital realm. Members across centers and cities are provided with the platform to identify other members who share their skills and interests, showcase their brand, and engage in networking and knowledge sharing. The CoWrks Connect App also has in-built features that enable members to book meeting rooms and avail exclusive benefits.
Currently operating out of six fully operational centers in Bengaluru, and Chennai and with two imminent launches in Gurgaon, the collaborative CoWrks community is rapidly growing in strength and measure. Intelligently and tastefully designed - CoWrks holds up a mirror to the melting pot of communities that call Mumbai their home. With a mélange of startups, entrepreneurs and large enterprises, CoWrks is the ideal workspace for a mix of professionals in Mumbai who are seeking inspirational offices that reflect their unique personalities and preferences.
By the end of 2018, CoWrks is expected to have established 23 operational centers spread across 2.5 million sq. ft. and expand the CoWrks community by 25,000 members across locations in major cities - Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi–NCR, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. In addition, the coworking startup will establish an international presence over the next few years.
About CoWrks : CoWrks is India’s largest and fastest growing large-format coworking space provider. Established in 2016, it has quickly become home to several leading entrepreneurs, a launch pad for startups and a work hub for millennials in large enterprises and Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Bangalore, CoWrks currently operates out of four cities, and is spread across 1 million square feet, with a community of over 10,000 members. CoWrks caters to all demographics of the workforce with an array of membership options, including flexible and dedicated desks, customizable private studios and even virtual membership. CoWrks is driven by data and technology, providing a sophisticated visitor management system, a private social networking app, digital meeting room booking, and more. With 24*7 access to select workstations, a sweeping gamut of amenities, and unique networking opportunities, the coworking space is creating a work culture that boosts creativity, productivity, cross-collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill upgradation.