It was only a matter of time before retail got in on the shared office/serviced office co-location revolution. The concept could be attractive in JL locations. Some careful negotiation with landlords as well as thought will need to be given to planning, corporate and property management hurdles. May not be well suited to all sites.
John Lewis could allow Britain’s army of freelancers to work in its stores as it tries to fill-up under-used shop floors, it emerged on Friday. The retailer is reportedly mulling a partnership with an existing serviced office operator so that it can get an income from empty floorspace being used as offices. A decision on introducing the shared-office model — which has become increasingly popular with millennials — will be made early next year, Property Week said.