Bangalore, July 8, 2017: The New York-based collaborative workspace provider – WeWork -- has opened its first community workspace in India - “WeWork Galaxy”, on Bangalore's Residency Road. The company plans on opening two more such facilities in the city -- in Koramangala and Whitefield.
The new facility takes its name from the famous Galaxy cinema theatre that was located on this site till it closed down, a few years ago. “WeWork Galaxy" is designed to support 2200 members -- freelancers, SMEs and start-ups across e-commerce, IT/ITES, retail, FMCG, healthcare, legal, and marketing --with functional work spaces, swimming pool and a gym.
Wework membership comes with internet access, cleaning and furniture. Members can choose from a variety of membership plans, which include hot desks, dedicated desks, Wi-Fi, housekeeping, private noise-controlled office, and parking.
Explains Karan Virwani, Director - WeWork (India): “WeWork is a global company with a local playbook and the reason we chose Bangalore as our first location is because it’s demographically the most diverse city with the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India having a very robust startup ecosystem.” Bangalore street artists will be encouraged to adorn the walls of the location to give it a local authentic feel.
Ole Ruch, Managing Director, WeWork Asia-Pacific announced plans to expand its operations in India, to include Mumbai and Delhi.
Why has WeWork come to India at this point of time? Juggy Marwaha, Lead, WeWork India, explains that these days, many companies today are offering its employees the flexibility to work out of shared office spaces and execute projects which they are passionate about. WeWork wants to to cater to the needs of this evolving segment and tap this new trend.
WeWork was founded in 2010 to help create a more collaborative work environment for new age companies and has over 100,000 members worldwide. today has 149 physical locations, offices in 188 locations, covering 45 cities across the world