NewFlex announces the U.K.’s first Serendipity Labs workplace

NewFlex, the leading provider of branded workplace solutions, has announced the opening of the U.K.’s first Serendipity Labs, one of the fastest growing workspace brands in the US. At 25,000 square feet, the centre will be the largest standalone Serendipity Labs workspace globally as it spreads across all five floors of 7 Exchange Quay in Manchester.

Situated within a vibrant district in Exchange Quay, the centre offers an upscale, Grade-A workplace for corporate and SME occupiers as the demand for flexible office space in Manchester continues to surge. The new state-of the-art centre will be made up of individual workstations, meeting rooms, various breakout areas and a Lab Café that are ideal for collaboration.

NewFlex is the exclusive UK operator for Serendipity Labs with plans to open and operate at least 25 Serendipity Labs locations across the U.K. This new centre is the latest in a string of deals by NewFlex, who now operate at 51 locations nationally and growing.

Steve Jude, CEO of NewFlex comments: “The opening of the world’s largest Serendipity Labs centre in Manchester is an incredible milestone for NewFlex as we seek to change the way people look at offices.  This prestigious new centre will cater to all businesses as they seek flexible and agile workspaces as employees continue to practise hybrid working.

Our partnership with Serendipity Labs allows us to continue to provide hospitable and inspiring places that allow these businesses to grow, while generating long-term value for asset owners who are looking to benefit from the combined expertise, brand equity and network we both bring to the table.”

Founded in 2011, Serendipity Labs operates a network of upscale, hospitality-infused workplaces offering shared and dedicated workspaces, meeting venues and work lounges in over 35 locations in 20 markets across the United States.

The Serendipity Labs mission is to offer trusted knowledge workers inspiring, enterprise-level workplaces that align their work life with their lifestyle. Our upscale design sets us apart from other shared office operators, but we also we meet international corporate standards for privacy, confidentiality, and security,” says John Arenas, chairman and CEO of Serendipity Labs.

“NewFlex can deliver on our brand promise and is the right partner for us to begin our international expansion. We are delighted to open in the prestigious Exchange Quay business area and look forward to serving the U.K. business community.”

Les Lang, Director at Till AM, Asset Managers acting on behalf of Pan European Investment Manager Ekistics, said; “Exchange Quay is the best office campus in Manchester, with unrivalled amenities. The addition of this quality of flexible workspace makes the offer at Exchange Quay complete and we are delighted to be working in partnership with NewFlex. Together, we are investing £3m into this facility in order to create a cutting-edge option on the campus.”

Colliers acted for the Landlord.

With Serendipity Labs being situated within Exchange Quay, clients benefit from excellent transport links, parking facilities, unrivalled retail and leisure amenities, public outdoor spaces and childcare facilities.

Full address: 7 Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, M5 3EP