Commenting on the launch, Karan Virwani, General Manager at WeWork, India, said “We are very excited to enter Gurugram with the launch of WeWork Bristol Chowk today. Whether you need a desk, office suite, or entire HQ, we create environments that increase productivity, innovation, and collaboration for teams of any size. As per a recent study by JLL, the coworking segment in India is expected to receive $400 million investments by 2018. We have received great response from the market and we expect to reach 100% occupancy by April 2018.” He further added, “Our plug-and-play offices make it possible for start-ups, entrepreneurs and established businesses to focus on success and growth while we take care of everything else.”
Ryan Bennett, General Manager at WeWork, India spoke on the unique design narrative, “All artwork at WeWork Bristol Chowk has been hand painted by WeWork’s Art & Graphics team. The art in the space has taken inspiration from the history of Delhi and is connected to the roots of the city and nearby areas. The artwork near the Hot Desk and Dedicated Desk areas are inspired by Lodhi Gardens - a historic park situated in central Delhi that spreads over 90 acres. The Maruti car artwork peeking into the ground floor from the first-floor corridors is inspired by Maruti Suzuki India Limited who had established a manufacturing plant in Gurgaon in the 1970s, which was one of the main reasons for the city’s economic growth back then. Inspiration for the artwork in the game zone comes from Doordarshan, India’s largest and oldest broadcasting organization which had its humble beginnings in Delhi”.
There has been a macro shift toward a new way of work - one focused on a movement towards meaning and WeWork is accelerating this movement. With the launch of WeWork Bristol Chowk, the company will provide space for 7,000+ members across India. With our growing community in India, WeWork enables companies to grow together in the local communities of each building, and in the global community of the Member Network. By fostering a symbiotic relationship amongst our members, no other platform has the global scale, localized community experiences and support that WeWork has been able to create and offer.
WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 210,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. Its mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork currently has 230 physical locations in 71 cities and 21 countries around the world.
Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York, the company now employs more than 4,400 globally. WeWork seeks ‘creators’ from all industries and companies big and small to become members, with a suite of WeWork-specific membership benefits in each country and a local staff in each city.
More than 20,000+ companies and over 210,000 members are now based at a WeWork, with member companies ranging from start-ups to household names including Dell, KPMG, GE, Microsoft, and Samsung. More than 70% of WeWork’s members collaborate with each other and its international locations serve as convenient bases for business travel, enabling a great degree of work flexibility for both multinationals and small-to-medium-sized businesses alike, as well as options for easy expansion into new markets.