Top 3 coworking destinations in Europe

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The 2017 Global Coworking survey predicts that over 1 million people will cowork in 2017 in 14,000 coworking spaces worldwide.

Coworking is a phenomenon that is growing throughout the world. Start-ups, remote employees, freelancers and businesses looking to expand are just some of those who are moving into the flexible workspace arena  and benefitting from all the advantages it has to offer.

Europe is a coworking hub. Here are our top three European coworking destinations.


Coworking in Dublin has seen a substantial rise in the last number of years with businesses ranging from small start-ups to larger corporations moving into the sector.

Dublin’s coworking sector has many advantages for its users. For larger companies Dublin’s proximity to Europe is one of its biggest advantages if they want to break into the EMEA market. Many large companies including Facebook and Twitter have used Dublin and its serviced office spaces when expanding into Europe.

Ireland is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and Dublin is at its heart. The Irish capital plays host to a diverse business culture and has a highly educated workforce of both homegrown and international talent. Dublin’s small size, in comparison to other cities, is also an advantage. Business can be conducted with ease and collaboration is plentiful.

Shared office space can be found in prime locations throughout the city. Glandore offer coworking spaces at one of the most prestigious addresses in the capital. We also offer an array of facilities. Alongside our multiple desk options and standard amenities including Wi-Fi, printing and meeting rooms we also offer an onsite restaurant, a complimentary wellness programme and some of the most beautiful event spaces in the capital.


A recent survey conducted by found that the majority of HR managers and recruiters in Northern Ireland believe flexibility will be one of the key factors in the future of work. Communal workspace offers this flexibility.

Coworking has been growing steadily in Belfast over the past number of years. The city is embracing the coworking ethos and spaces are springing up around the Northern Irish capital.

Belfast is home to a generation of tech innovators who have created a hub of creativity and collaboration in the heart of the city. The city also has a skilled workforce with many startups and entrepreneurs taking advantage of the coworking spaces within the city to grow their businesses. Larger companies also see Belfast as a prime destination for expansion and growth.

Glandore have two grade- A office buildings in Belfast, at prime city centre locations.  Both locations offer an abundant amount of facilities to their members including dedicated meeting rooms on each floor, hub rooms and private phonebooths for phone calls or skype meetings.


Over the past number of years Spain has been experiencing a change in its work culture. Over 400 coworking spaces have been built in Spain and have created a culture of engagement, flexibility, independence and collaboration.

Opportunities for business owners are plentiful in Madrid, with a thriving local start-up community. Madrid also boasts a young and mobile workforce and several active incubators and angel investors, making it a top destination for an up-and-coming entrepreneur.

The Spanish capital offers an array of coworking spaces across the city to suit businesses of all shapes and sizes. Utopic_US is one of the largest and best known coworking spaces in Madrid. The service provider currently has three coworking spaces in the city and pride themselves on valuing creative collaboration above all else. Alongside charming workspace Utopic_US also offers room for events, concerts, workshops and exhibitions, and a café for its members.

At Glandore, we offer flexible workspace for 1 – 350 people in DublinCork and Belfast. Our memberships allow you to grow, scale and expand your business depending on your needs. Find out more and ask us about becoming a Glandore Member here.

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