Southampton’s new co-working space Network is taking shape

Network progress november

The Network co-working space is quickly taking shape on the second floor of the Marlands shopping centre, offering occupier opportunities with a creative, digital and knowledge-based focus. Due to open in February 2019, there's space for 70 co-workers with flexible memberships available, 5 individual office areas, a photographic studio and a makerspace, meeting rooms, event space, cycle storage and showers, Network will offer a cutting edge, collaborative workspace.

Located in the heart of Southampton city centre, close to the city's Cultural Quarter, public transport links, restaurants, bars and retail outlets, the Network co-working space will support the city’s thriving digital sector.

The PWC Good Growth Index 2018 has just been published and Southampton has moved up to the 3rd highest ranking city, behind Oxford and Reading. This, in part, has been attributed to an increase in the number of new business start-ups when compared to last year’s report. The latest research findings come a few weeks after Southampton was also named as a growing high-tech digital destination, coming fifth in the rankings of the world’s super clusters, ranked higher than Cambridge, Bristol and Cologne. The report by estate advisors CBRE - EMEA Tech Cities: Opportunities in Technology Hotspots places Southampton number five in the medium-sized business category, showing that high-tech employment continues to grow above the UK national average.