Utopicus expands its presence in Madrid. The company specialized in flexible workspaces has inaugurated the Utopicus Paseo de la Habana building, located in the financial district of Chamartín . It is the seventh property of the company in the capital and the twelfth in Spain.
It has 5,800 square meters spread over three floors, a terrace, meeting rooms, meeting points and an auditorium, with a layout that allows large companies to be housed.
According to the company, the new space stands out for being one of its strategic bets in terms of the environment , with a circular architecture, air conditioning systems, water saving, use and reuse of materials , waste management, or energy saving of the lighting itself, which have made it the holder of the highest certifications in this field.
The building has been designed by the London architecture studio Binom Architects and has been conceived to adapt to new ways of working and offer the highest quality, safety, technology and flexibility to its tenants.
Before its inauguration, Utopicus Paseo de la Habana already has 35% occupancy by companies such as Elecnor, Zityhub, Podimo, Sigfox. “The success of the global offer that Colonial and Utopicus offer together, providing a wide range of solutions and that fits with the current needs of companies”, explains Albert Alcober, CEO of Utopicus.
Utopicus currently has 12 spaces between Madrid and Barcelona, totaling 37,000 m2. Despite the fact that 2020 was a difficult year for many companies, Utopicus managed to open three new buildings in Barcelona and Madrid? Torre Marenostrum, Castellana and Francisco Silvela ??, to which is now added the opening of the new space in Utopicus Paseo de Havana.
This new opening of Utopicus occurs at a time of growing interest in flexible spaces in Spain. According to recent data from the real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, during the first nine months of 2021, a total of 5,800 m2 have been contracted in Madrid, and 9,110 m2 in Barcelona.
These figures represent 4% and 6.4%, respectively, of the total hiring of offices in this period, and a significant increase compared to the same period in recent years. Currently, the stock of flexible spaces represents 1.2% in Madrid and 2.5% in Barcelona with respect to the total office stock .
“New work habits and the increase in teleworking as a result of the pandemic make it more necessary than ever to offer a joint response and highlight the importance of the workspace and the added value that it must bring to both companies and their employees” , Alcober has assured.