Coronavirus: More demand for co-working spaces as firms split operations

Workspace operators fielding more inquiries as firms plan for business continuity amid coronavirus outbreak

JustCo's co-working space at 20 Collyer Quay. The Singapore-based workspace operator, which has 17 offices here and two more opening later this year, said the coronavirus situation has not dampened interest in its office spaces. Like other operators,
JustCo's co-working space at 20 Collyer Quay. The Singapore-based workspace operator, which has 17 offices here and two more opening later this year, said the coronavirus situation has not dampened interest in its office spaces. Like other operators, it has also stepped up hygiene and cleaning measures. PHOTO: JUSTCO

More companies here have been looking to co-working spaces to conduct split operations as part of their business continuity planning (BCP) amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Several flexible workspace operators told The Straits Times they have seen an increase in demand and inquiries for office space since the outbreak response level was raised to orange early last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2020, with the headline 'More demand for co-working spaces as firms split operations'. Subscribe