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The rise and rise of Cubo

Why Cubo is thriving as one of the UK’s leading flex office providers

The flex office sector hit the headlines recently, with WeWork, one of the sector’s major players, announcing plans to renegotiate ‘almost all of its leases’ globally. Once widely regarded as the future of the world of work, it has been reported there is now ‘substantial doubt’ about WeWork’s future.

Over the past two years, other high-profile operators have also been forced to downsize their operations and in some cases, file for voluntary bankruptcy for some elements of their business.

Yet the independently owned Cubo is going from strength to strength with eight sites (most of which are operating at maximum occupancy), a new workspace in Newcastle set to open in November 2023, alongside second sites in existing locations and a pipeline of new locations currently at the planning stage.

So, why is Cubo thriving when some of our national competitors are stalling? In this blog, we explore why Cubo is continuing to set the standard for the future of work.


The Cubo team has never been afraid to push the boundaries in its bid to drive a change in the managed workspace market.

Cubo’s high-end boutique flex office offering began life in the provinces and we quickly gained recognition for our role in rejuvenating the Midlands’ managed workspace sector.

We knew the workplace was shifting and there was a real appetite for agile working, driven by the evolving nature of the world of work and the shifting structure of the economy, supported by rapidly advancing technology.


More importantly, however, we recognized the importance of creating a community.

Creating a successful flex workspace isn’t just about providing a place to work, it’s also about bringing to life the idea of the workplace as a destination. Beyond the physical space itself, Cubo excels in fostering a vibrant community spirit. Our spaces are designed to promote networking and collaboration amongst our diverse membership base.


Our reception team are the face of Cubo and make coming to work feel like home.

Member benefits include secure 24/7 access and 24-hour CCTV, alongside superspeed internet connectivity and the latest technology.

You’ll find an unrivalled selection of perks too – with our baristas who serve fresh coffee, hot chocolate, and tea every weekday until 1pm. You can also enjoy beer and fizz on tap!

Cubo members can also take advantage of our free weekly networking and social activities that promote a better work-life balance. Many of our events are sponsored by local businesses, who provide members with complimentary food, drinks and discounts on their products and services.

When you join any Cubo workspace, you’ll have access to all our sites. If you choose to work from another Cubo site, you’ll get all the same member benefits that you get from your host Cubo.


The unique working environment we create enables our members to offer the best possible employee experience, improving the interactions employees have at work, the technology they use, the people they work with and the environment they work in.

Businesses that invest in their employee experience and create a supportive environment that prioritises employee wellbeing will have a happier, more productive workforce.


Our commitment to flexibility and adaptability remains one of the keys to our continued success. Whilst some operators often trap tenants into long-term leases, Cubo offers a variety of flexible solutions. Whether you’re a corporate, SME, solo entrepreneur, start-up, established or developing business, we will tailor a workspace solution to meet your needs.


Our strategy of acquiring representation in the most desirable Grade A locations in the heart of the UK’s leading city centres enables occupiers to take space within a building that typically would not be available to them.

Our strategically placed office spaces in key locations across the UK cater to the diverse needs of businesses across the regions.

With a presence in Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, and our newly sites in Manchester and Newcastle, Cubo ensures businesses have access to the best in class available space in some of the UK’s most iconic new developments.


Cubo isn’t just a flex office provider; we’re a dynamic hub that encourages innovation and drives success, offering spaces that combine the traditional requirements of functionality with a new focus on enhancing the member experience.

Our prime locations, innovation, vibrant sense of community and ever-evolving offerings are the reasons why Cubo is now widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s most innovative provincial serviced office operators, delivering on ambitious growth plans and committed to remaining at the cutting edge of workspace solutions.

When you become a member at Cubo you’re not just joining a workspace, you’re becoming part of a forward-thinking community and a destination that more and more people want to be a part of.

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