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WeWork vs Industrious

WeWork vs Industrious

Compare prices, star ratings, amenities, style, facilities, vibe, extras, privacy, pricing, and availability at Industrious and WeWork across the UK. We make finding your next office at Rubberdesk easier than ever.

Using a number of criteria including facilities, value for money, experience, amenities and more, here's the skinny on two of the most prominent coworking operators: Industrious and WeWork.

About Industrious

Photo: Industrious 70 St Mary Axe London

Inaugurated in 2013, Industrious was the brainchild of Jamie Hodari and Justin Stewart, who were determined to forge a workplace that harmoniously merged the agility and simplicity of coworking with the quintessential professionalism and meticulousness that one would associate with a Fortune 500 establishment.

At present, Industrious boasts over 160 locations scattered across 65 plus cities, including 3 prestigious sites in the heart of London and 2 in Manchester. Its outstandingly high member satisfaction score is a testament to its unwavering quality, earning it the position as a leader in the industry. Additionally, Industrious has been recognised as one of the 500 rapidly-expanding companies by Inc. in 2020.

Unique Spaces

Industrious provides a broad spectrum of work environments tailored to suit businesses of every scale and lifecycle. Their collaborative workplaces provide all-inclusive access to communal amenities including cafés, meeting rooms, lounges, and wellness spaces. Discover the right workspace from their diverse offerings:

Offices: Your very own private space, fully-appointed and prepared for you to move in at the earliest convenience.

Suites: Refined office spaces providing an added touch of comfort with integrated lounges, open workstations, and conference rooms.

More than Just an Office

As a member, you'll enjoy a host of complimentary services and amenities that cater to your business needs in an environment that values convenience and comfort.

Start each day right with a splendid daily breakfast paired with expertly crafted coffee, all available in their fully-stocked café. Their state-of-the-art wellness room and lounge offer spaces of relaxation and rejuvenation, amidst the hustle and bustle of your workday.

For those pressing meetings, they offer private conference rooms equipped with the latest technology. Their vibrant programming and events are specially curated to inspire and invigorate. Enjoy seamless connectivity with fast, secure Wi-Fi connections on premise. Last but not least, professional-grade cleanings are part of their promise to provide you with a pristine and healthy workplace.

Industrious Pricing and Availability on Rubberdesk

Median Office Rate Per Person £760
Median Coworking Desk Rate £400
Flex Floorspace Available (sqm) 41,200
Available Desk Capacity 1,348

Rates Updated: March 14, 2024

See the full range of available Industrious offices.

About WeWork

WeWork 223 Castlereagh Street Sydney

WeWork LogoFounded over a decade ago in New York by Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neuman, WeWork has since become a massive global entity. It has a whopping 600 locations around the world, including 36 premium serviced offices spread out across London, Manchester, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Flexible Workspaces for All

From the start, WeWork's vision was to establish dynamic shared working environments tailored towards entrepreneurs, particularly those immersed in the technology sector. Through the years, WeWork has remained steadfast in its mission to cultivate spaces that foster collaboration and excellence amongst individuals from assorted industries. While WeWork's scope has broadened tremendously, it continues to serve startups, freelancers and businesses of all scales exceptionally well. Some WeWork sites even allocate entire floors to larger corporations.

Community is Woven into WeWork's DNA

WeWork is best know for its distinct aesthetic that combines inventive architectural designs, contemporary layouts, and stylish communal areas. The prevalence of glass-walled offices lends itself to an inviting communal ambiance. The end result is a coworking space that exudes an unpretentious coffee house atmosphere. Indeed, patrons are treated to complimentary micro-roasted coffee, a selection of teas and fruit-infused water at all locations — some sites even extend the hospitality to include complimentary beer.

Upgraded Safety Protocols

All of WeWork's facilities allow 24/7 coded access, and in the COVID-19 era, buildings have been further enhanced to increase sanitization, improve airflow, and make physical distancing easier.

Wework Pricing and Availability on Rubberdesk

Median Office Rate Per Person £694
Median Coworking Desk Rate £350
Flex Floorspace Available (sqm) 576,200
Available Desk Capacity 19,599

Rates Updated: March 14, 2024

See the full range of available WeWork offices.

How we Compare

We look beyond the numbers to help you compare these two serviced office operators and find the best office for your business.

industrious vs WeWork - Just the Facts

industrious WeWork
The Skinny Industrious emphasizes a professional atmosphere and offers fully furnished private offices and suites that cater to companies of various sizes and stages, from startups to Fortune 500s. WeWork has fast become one of the largest coworking platforms in the world. Known for its inspiring and innovative architectural designs, premium office space and global services, WeWork has effectively created a community that reaches a worldwide audience.
Prices £££££ ££££
Style Modern, stylish and conducive to creativity and collaboration Modern and trendy office layouts
Vibe High-end & relaxed Casual, relaxed & community driven
Space Fully serviced premium workspaces, Flexible & hybrid serviced office space, Day options, Virtual Offices, Coworking memberships, Meeting rooms & Corporate solutions. Dedicated desks, Co-working memberships (WeWork All Access), Private offices, Suites, Enterprise Suites, Entire floors with private meeting rooms
Best for: Best for established SMBS looking for a premium fit out in a space with all the benefits of a larger corporate office and those that travel interstate. Startups, Freelancers, Small businesses, Enterprise clients looking for a private floor, and those traveling interstate
Locations 6 premium Private Office Locations across London and Manchester. 54 premium centres located across London, Cambridge, Birmingham and Manchester.
Available Offices on Rubberdesk 53 551
Available Desks on Rubberdesk 1,348 19,599
Amenities 24/7 access
Fully furnished
Fast, secure Wi-Fi
Printers and scanners
Mail & packaging
Unlimited color printing
Weekly happy hours
Professional-grade cleaning
Air conditioned
Paper & pens
Daily breakfast & snacks
Dedicated On-Site Staff
Office supplies
Community events
Turnkey Office Space
Open desk & Private office Layouts
Desks & office chairs
Unlimited WIFI
Printers & copiers
Paper & pens
Filing cabinets
Lighting
Privacy vinyl
Air conditioned
Reception desk with meet and greet
Paper Shredding
Incoming & outgoing mail service
Mail & package, notification
Unlimited tea & coffee
Community network events
Access & Security Keycard with 24/7 Access
Guest Management / Keycard Access
CCTV Surveillance
Fire & Safety Personnel
On-site Staff
Secure Networks & Protocols
Wheelchair access
Keycard Activation / Deactivation with 24/7 Access
Guest Management / Keycard Access
Video Surveillance
Fire & Safety Personnel
Lift Access
Private parking (by location)
Wheelchair access
Facilities Onsite Cafe
Phone Booths
Meeting Rooms
Exclusive Member Events
Kitchen Facilities
Wellness Rooms
Shower Facilities at key location
Soft Furnishings
Lockers at key location(
Collaborative Lounge Space
Outdoor space at key locations
Bike storage at some locations
Conference Rooms
Meeting Booths & Nooks
Phone Booths
Classrooms
A/V Capability
White Boards & Dry Ease Markers
Furniture & Equipment
Coffee machine
Fridge
Outdoor space
Private eating area
Private shower
Shared kitchen
Private showers (End of Trip)
Outdoor space at key locations
Pet friendly locations at some buildings
Extras Fees apply for conference/meeting rooms beyond monthly available credits Extra fees may apply for conference/meeting rooms beyond monthly available credits
Privacy Glass walls though frosting is available for those businesses with privacy concerns Many offices have glass walls though frosting is available for those businesses with privacy concerns
Customers Lyft, Pfizer, Hyatt Slack, Puma, KPMG
Average Google Star Rating 4.9 4.6

Industrious Flexible Offices in Manchester

308, Landmark, St Peter's Square 1 Oxford Street Manchester, M1

Up to 12 people
Private Offices

24 Mount Street Manchester, M2

Up to 139 people
Private Offices

24 Mount Street Manchester, M2

Up to 14 people
Private Offices

WeWork Flexible Offices in Manchester

29 John Dalton Street Manchester, M2

Up to 6 people
Private Offices

1 St Peter's Square Manchester, M2

Up to 4 people
Private Offices

29 John Dalton Street Manchester, M2

Up to 10 people
Private Offices

Industrious Flexible Offices in London

131 Finsbury Pavement London, EC2A

Up to 54 people
Private Offices

Suite 304, 70 Saint Mary Axe London, EC3A

Up to 29 people
Private Offices

131 Finsbury Pavement London, EC2A

Up to 8 people
Private Offices

WeWork Flexible Offices in London

9 Devonshire Square London, EC2M

Up to 6 people
Private Offices

30 Stamford Street London, SE1

Up to 6 people
Private Offices

8 Devonshire Square London, EC2M

Up to 2 people
Private Offices

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Author: Tom Petryshen, VP Growth & Analytics, Rubberdesk

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