Spaces coworking offers Atlantans another flexible office environment
STORY: Claire Ruhlin
As the demand for flexible workspaces increases, Atlanta has seen a surge in coworking options. Among the latest is Spaces, at West Midtown’s Star Metals Offices development on Howell Mill Road. The membership- based company will occupy two floors and 56,100 square feet of the building, which is projected to reach completion in 2020.
“There’s no question we are coming up on a flexible workspace tipping point,” says Michael Berretta, vice president of network development for IWG, which owns Spaces. According to data collected by IWG from more than 18,000 professionals, “90 percent of U.S. respondents believe flexible working helps their business stay competitive, 90 percent said it helps them grow and 81 percent believe flexible working helps employees be more productive,” Berretta says.
The Spaces site will include a spacious terrace, fully equipped meeting rooms, a private business club and an open area where members can work and socialize. Companies can also opt to work from private offices and desks. This range of options was designed to foster creativity and meet the needs of a range of business models and stages, says Berretta.
Spaces’ Star Metals outpost joins other locations in Colony Square, Midtown East, Perimeter, The Battery and Avalon. Members will have access to all Atlanta locations, in addition to the more than 3,000 workspace options through the IWG network, which owns Spaces and Regus coworking brands.
“Atlanta is continuing to solidify itself as a city that fosters best in class talent and is a destination for technological innovation,” says Berretta. “Spaces gives companies that are expanding into the Atlanta area the ability to establish that presence and attract the top-tier talent necessary for future growth.”