Co-working could be the next big trend in our towns and cities. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it means workers from different companies sharing office space and generating cost savings on equipment, utilities, and receptionist services.
We’re so confident in a shift to this new way of working that Ringley is launching its own cloud-based operational management platform for commercial and residential buildings. The platform, named Busy Living, is aimed at the growth of mixed-use space, allowing buildings to function 24/7 without needing increased staff. It features cashless payments, facial recognition, and MoD biometric security.
We are testing the software on one of our own buildings, Camden Gateway, which comprises 10,00 sq. ft. of co-working space. Our new platform can also be white-labelled, which means building operators can brand it themselves and offer a customer-facing app alongside the digital back-end.
Mary-Anne Bowring, group managing director of Ringley, explains: “Our new platform aims to improve transparency, reduce cost, drive revenue and above all de-risk operations.
“The next-generation of buildings will merge multiple uses under one roof and what we are looking to do through our latest tech offering is to help better commercialise ‘live-work-play’ developments.
“There has been a shift towards operationalised real estate and the boundaries between different asset classes are blurring. Both residential and commercial property look to the hospitality and leisure industries for inspiration and learning, which is why our new tech is adaptable and sector-agnostic.”