Serviced and co-working office space is now becoming increasingly popular in Poland with the demand for flexible office solutions in the country being driven by both start-ups and large corporations, according to a recent report by Savills. Warsaw currently features a total of nearly 84,000 sqm of flexible office space in 95 locations, while Kraków and Poznań offer almost 15,000 sqm in 25 locations and over 8,200 sqm in 18 locations respectively, the study said. Key flexible office providers (offering a total of at least 3,000 sqm in at least two locations) include Brain Embassy, Business Link, CitySpace, Dago, InOffice, Office Hub, OmniOffice and Regus. Their share in the total office space take-up increased from 0.4% in 2010 to 1.9% in 2016.
“It remains to be seen how much space the Polish market will be able to absorb. Following the recent debuts of many providers of such office space, other providers will be considering potential locations with a degree of caution. The market, however, is heading in this direction and it looks like the current co-working boom is far from being over, particularly in regional markets. Poland has big potential and is an attractive destination for high-tech businesses. Besides, large international providers such as WeWork, The Office Group and i2 Office have not entered the Polish market yet,” commented Jarosław Pilch, head of office tenant representation at Savills.