Results of 'Back to the Office' Poll by Flex Workspace Provider Mindspace Reveals Biggest Covid Fears

Results of 'Back to the Office' Poll by Flex Workspace Provider Mindspace Reveals Biggest Covid Fears

PR Newswire

LONDON, June 30, 2020

'Going to the loo' and 'the commute' are top concerns for Londoners

LONDON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindspace, the global flex space provider, today announced the results of a new survey of over 1,000 members across their sites in the UK, the US, Europe and Israel, revealing anxieties, intentions and changing habits as employees in the Western world begin to return to the office since the virus took hold.

Key findings for Londoners include:

Key findings across their global community, including Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland, where lockdown restrictions have already been lifted:

Mindspace is part of two industry initiatives: WORC - the global council of workplace operators, and Safe Spaces - both intended to educate and support safe workplaces post-covid. The flex workplace provider is implementing a new health and safety standard across all 31 of their locations according to each country's regulations, eliminating the 'Covid headache' for their tenants. 

"Operating in markets that have already opened up, we know that these practices have instilled a sense of safety among our members and played a key role in aiding a faster return to the office. We believe this approach will garner similar results for our sites in markets returning to the office in the weeks ahead, and with London in particular, we're exploring partnerships with ebike and escooter vendors for our members as an alternative commute." says Mindspace CEO Dan Zakai. "We're also discovering that offering total flexibility of workplaces, both physically and financially, is proving particularly favourable among our members, enabling us to create solutions for those companies who wish to return to work on a more gradual basis. This level of flexibility will be critical to ensure business continuity in the months ahead."

Mindspace is proceeding with plans to open its third London site on 1 July 2020 in Hammersmith, one of the first workplace providers to do so since the crisis struck. Mindspace will build and manage 35,000 sq ft of high-end flex space, on floors 6-8 of the Metro building, owned by a fund managed by PATRIZIA AG. The new Mindspace site will accommodate approximately 630 members. 

Dan Zakai adds, "Our new site in Hammersmith presents an ideal location for businesses with workforces who primarily reside across West London, prefer to 'go local' and minimise the commute, not only due to the current climate but also long term."

About Mindspace

Mindspace is a global boutique flexible spaces provider redefining the workplace experience for companies of all sizes. Their beautifully designed spaces, personalized level of service and carefully curated events foster enhanced employee engagement and a strong sense of community, accommodating the way people work, learn, innovate and grow. For further information please visit or LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Diane McKaye 

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