30 June 2023

IWG Launches The Engine Room – New Flexible Workspace at The Heart of Battersea Power Station

The Engine Room will be one of IWG’s flagship locations on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the historic Boiler House

High demand expected from hybrid workers flocking to one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects

The Engine Room will offer 3,676 sq m over two floors, in an art-deco inspired space in the centre of the new development

The flexible workspace opens as IWG footfall and sales data shows record demand for hybrid working

IWG, the world’s leading operator of hybrid work solutions with brands including Regus and Spaces, has announced a new flagship offering which will open in Battersea Power Station in August.

The Engine Room will be the first hybrid workspace to open at the newly redeveloped site, offering a unique and remarkable place to work in one of the most iconic locations in London.

The Engine Room, which is located on the second and third floors of the Boiler House, is an art-deco inspired space which fits with the unique architecture of the historic Grade II* listed building. It will contain beautifully designed meeting spaces, high-end hybrid workspaces, individual offices, co-working spaces and a members’ lounge, in the iconic building.

IWG is the first hybrid working provider to open at Battersea Power Station, joining leading tech brands Apple and SharkNinja, that have also taken office space within the Grade II* listed landmark. It comes amidst growing demand for self-sustaining communities, generating economic activity and creating better solutions which support hybrid working.

Recent research from IWG shows that employees are four times more likely to choose an office close to home, while 58 per cent would be put off applying for a job with a long daily commute.*

Post pandemic, organisations are adopting a more decentralised structure, operating a ‘hub and spoke’ model where employees split time between home, a local office and city centre HQ. IWG plans to add 1,000 new locations globally over the next year and with the growing popularity of hybrid working, IWG now has over 8 million customers worldwide and has signed multi-market deals with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, for its 300,000 employees to work from any of IWG’s 3,500 workspaces globally and with Standard Chartered for its 95,000 employees. IWG counts over 83% of the Fortune 500 amongst its customer base.

Battersea Power Station is a new 42-acre mixed-use neighbourhood centred around the iconic Grade II* listed landmark, one of the most recognisable buildings in London. The Power Station, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, was first constructed in 1929, decommissioned in 1983, and re-opened in October 2022 following a transformational eight-year restoration. The Power Station now houses over 100 shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure experiences, 565,000 sq ft of office space, an events venue and Lift 109, a unique chimney lift experience offering 360-degree panoramic views of London’s skyline.

The 42-acre redevelopment is creating over 20,000 jobs, and once complete, will be home to over 25,000 workers and residents. The new Zone 1 Battersea Power Station Underground station also connects the site to central London, with journeys to the West End and the City taking 15 minutes

Mark Dixon, CEO & Founder of IWG, commented:

“The redeveloped Battersea Power Station is the latest step in London’s transformation, where people live, work and play locally.

“The Engine Room is a flagship new brand for a vibrant new development, offering workers cutting edge facilities in an iconic location, all within their local community.”

Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:

“We look forward to welcoming IWG to Battersea Power Station with their innovative workspace, The Engine Room. Creating a thriving office community is a crucial element to building our new town centre, and The Engine Room adds an exciting new offering, alongside additional office space we’re completing later this year, expanding the thousands of people who already work at Battersea Power Station.”