India’s largest co-working space, Smartworks opens its second center in Chennai
Chennai, August 31, 2018: Smartworks, India’s largest provider of managed workspaces, opens its second facility in the city of Chennai on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), bringing its total footprint in India to over 1.2 million sq. ft. The facility at OMR, Chennai is spread across 85,180 sq. ft. with a seating capacity of 1500 seats. With this launch, Smartworks is taking its total number of centers in India to 15 across nine cities namely, Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Launched three months ago, Smartworks first center in Chennai at Guindy was fully occupied by 10+ companies within two months on the back of strong pre-booking, owing to the increasing demand for shared workspaces in the city. Currently, Smartworks has brought on board several marquee clients, counting Tata Communications, Microsoft, Arcelor Mittal, Amazon,Carrier, Otis, Daikin, Lenovo, Bacardi, Swiggy, Rivigo and OLXamong its 500+ strong client base.
Speaking of the launch in Chennai, Smartworks Founder, Neetish Sarda said, “We are excited to launch Smartworks’ second facility in Chennai, a city that is continuously witnessing a rise in demand for office spaces which indicates a healthy and thriving culture in the city. This is a huge accomplishment for us. Chennai is fast emerging as a destination for information technology, outsourcing, manufacturing and enterprises, that has led to entry of global firms here.”
He adds, “The facility in OMR complements our already functional Smartworks facility in Guindy was booked out 100% within two months of its launch which has led to the opening of this new facility in OMR. Smartworks aspires to be the preferred partner of choice for businesses here that wish to create productive, innovative and dynamic workplaces for their employees. We are bullish on the sector we operate in and see ourselves expanding very fast in the next 3 years, targeting 10 million sq. ft. We are also eyeing our presence in non-metro cities very soon.”
In its one of a kind collaboration, Smartworks is proud to announce its association with Episource, a U.S headquartered company with operations across India and the Philippines. In their recent expansion with Smartworks, they have occupied eight of the ten floors at OMR Centre, seating 1,400 of their new employees.
“The ease and flexibility with which Smartworks has helped us expand into this office has been commendable. We look forward to further embracing the unique culture and collaborative work environment Smartworks offers. It is exciting to see the array of facilities at our disposal, from visitor management and IT support to an assortment of recreational activities. Outsourcing our office management to co-working operators allows us to focus on our core competency— medical record review services.” says Sishir Reddy, CEO, Episource.
With millennials preferring to join companies like Episource that understand the importance of a work-life balance, Smartworks recognizes the importance of providing employers like Episource the ability to offer their employees an enriching environment to work in.
The OMR area of Chennai where Smartworks facility is located is the IT corridor of the city. The area also offers a good mix of residential and office complexes, contemporary structures, swanky eateries and a growing number of entertainment zones. OMR enjoys good road connectivity; proposed Metro will further boost the demand in the area. Smartworks’ facility has been designed with lively and welcoming interiors in informal seating, and the facility’s cafeteria, Smart Cafe, creates an ambience where members can relax and unwind before meetings and socialize or network with other member companies. The center also provides a state-of-the-art medical facility that takes care of employees’ healthcare.
Founded in April 2016, Smartworks is reinventing enterprise workspaces to boost employee productivity and to become the preferred workspace of choice for India’s vibrant millennials. With demand for customized workspaces growing rapidly across Tier 1 & Tier 2 cities, Smartworks is targeting 10 million sq. ft. of managed office space over the next three years.
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