Tesco UK trials in-store flexible working spaces

If successful, more Tesco stores could launch hybrid working hubs as a way to better utilise floor space

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Remote workers may soon be able to work from their local Tesco under the supermarket group’s new Spaces project in collaboration with flexible office operator IWG.

The retailer is set to begin trialling the project at a Tesco Extra branch in New Malden, London, later this month.

A 3,800 sq. ft space within the store has been outfitted with 12 private desks, 30 co-working spaces and a meeting room. The space would normally have been used for electrical goods, music, and other forms of entertainment, most of which are now mainly purchased online.

If the trial is successful, more Tesco stores could launch hybrid working hubs as a way to better utilise floor space.

Louise Goodland, head of strategic partnerships at Tesco, said: “We are pleased to be working with IWG to offer customers the chance to work more flexibly from their local Tesco. We are always looking to serve our customers and communities better and we will be interested to see how they respond to these new opportunities.”

“People don’t want to spend hours commuting every day and instead want to live and work in their local communities,” said Mark Dixon, founder, and chief executive of IWG. “A Tesco Extra in a suburban location, in the middle of a vibrant local community, is the perfect location for flexible office space.”

 

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