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Coworking and shared offices: what’s the difference?

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Coworking and shared offices

Coworking’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years and business centres continue to be a popular choice for companies who need a workspace on flexible terms.

In the second of our blog posts on tricky office space terminology, we aim to unpick the differences between the seemingly interchangeable coworking and shared offices. Aren’t they the same?

Well no, not exactly.

The first differentiating factor is where you’ll find them. Shared offices are usually housed in serviced business centres which offer other workspace solutions, like private and virtual offices. On the other hand, coworking spaces tend to offer just that- coworking space in open plan layouts.

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This shared office in Neal’s Yard is spacious yet private.

coworking and shared offices

Hackney is a popular spot for coworkers- this London Fields hub is home to more than 800 desks.


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Still a little confused? Read this article to gain a bit more insight.

If you’re looking for a shared office, a coworking space or would like to explore both options, feel free to get in touch with us today and we’ll arrange viewings at both.

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  1. Posted 8 July, 2017 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    “You’ve discussed great advantages of Shared Offices. Read our blog too. Visit

    • Kate Tattersfield Kate Tattersfield
      Posted 10 July, 2017 at 9:16 am | Permalink

      Thanks Benish! You’ve got some great content too :)

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