Finnish coworking space network enters Polish market

A Finnish real-estate player Technopolis is rapidly expanding its coworking network, UMA Workspace, in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region and it will open one also in Poland.

By the end of 2019, finally the first UMA Workspace in Poland will be launched in the very centre of Warsaw, in Chmielna 89 Office Tower (now under construction). The aim of Finnish company is to build a network of at least 20 UMAs by the end of 2020.

All in all, UMA Workspace runs a total of 13 UMAs. In addition to the central districts of Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen, UMA Workspace facilities can be found in the Technopolis campuses in Finland, Norway, Estonia, Russia and Lithuania. UMA Workspace offers coworking spaces and services to businesses of all sizes in central locations in the major cities in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region.

Poland’s first UMA Workspace will be located in the new Chmielna 89 Office Tower near Zawisza Square. The construction work will finish in late September/early October 2019. “Our UMA expansion is really taking off now and we will continue to grow the network aggressively. We are excited to enter the rapidly developing market in Warsaw. It’s dynamic. It’s international. And there is a lot of demand for modern, efficient and flexible workspaces. We are happy to get our foot in the door there,” says Keith Silverang, CEO of Technopolis.

Coworking so far is a fledgling business in Poland but it definitely has a lot of advantages. According to Global Coworking Survey 2018, more than 70% of the respondents reported a boost in creativity after joining a coworking space and one out of two said their standard of work had improved. Moreover in coworking spaces it is easier to establish new business contacts with representatives from various industries.

“Poland is developing really fast and the market is very attractive. Both start-ups and established companies are eagerly looking for modern and high-quality workspaces. This is what UMA Workspace offers to Polish companies. We provide our customers a professional work environment designed with the Nordic mentality: an inspiring, fresh and functional offices where there are different areas for different tasks,” says Technopolis’ Service Director Niko Pulli.

UMA Workspaces promote productivity and flexibility. For example they do not require a deposit for the office space and the notice period is only 2 months for private offices and 1 month for other memberships. The members can either work at private offices furnished with all the amenities or use shared workstations. UMA provides a full range of necessary services – from state-of-the-art digital solutions and modern conference rooms to specialty coffee and networking events. Members get access to all of the spaces and services in the network with a single membership. In addition to small businesses, UMA Workspace works well also for mature and larger companies that demand professional workspace for the staff on the road. This is the kind of flexibility and freedom that helps companies to attract and keep the best talents.


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