Common Ground to open 3 new co-working spaces
By Digital News Asia August 24, 2017
- Expansion will make Common Ground the largest co-working operator in Malaysia
- Great response to first venue a catalyst for opening more venues
MALAYSIAN co-working operator Common Ground has unveiled its plans to open three more venues following the success of its first venue.
The expansion will establish the Catcha-backed Common Ground as the largest co-working operator in Malaysia, with a total of four venues within its portfolio.
The ambitious expansion plan will commence in October and Common Ground aims to complete it within three months. The new venues will be located in Mont Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
The expansion will see Common Ground housing more 1,200 combined seats and a combined floor area of 76,000 square feet in total. The new venues will be opened in rapid succession within a month of each other.
Common Ground co-founder Erman Akinci commented “We established Common Ground with the vision of supporting the entrepreneurial community, creating a vibrant ecosystem harnessed through the spaces we offer. We are thrilled to be able to take this even further with our expansion plans, connecting our members throughout all our venues and creating a vast network of like-minded people.
“The connections formed at Common Ground could result in new clients, partners or even investors that will help them expand, and that is incredibly exciting."
Having launched its first venue in March this year, Common Ground quickly established its position as one of the largest co-working spaces in Malaysia.
The 17,000sqft penthouse in Damansara Heights reached full occupancy within four months of opening. Due to the significant interest received, expansion plans were fast tracked to cater to the increasing demand.
Co-founder of Common Ground Juhn Teo, added, “The response we experienced with our first venue was tremendous, further validating our belief that there is demand for this new way of working. We’ve been experiencing significant traction, enabling us to fast track our growth plans and capitalise on the huge opportunity before us. We can’t wait to bring the Common Ground vision to entrepreneurs throughout Malaysia.”