LONDON, UK – 2 August, 2023 – WeWork Inc. (NYSE: WE) (“WeWork”), the leading global flexible space provider, today announced that Multiverse, the tech unicorn which trains the next generation of leaders through professional apprenticeships, has moved its London headquarters to WeWork 2 Eastbourne Terrace in Paddington. Multiverse has taken two full floors to host its 700-strong – and growing – UK workforce.
Multiverse’s mission is to create a diverse group of future leaders. By widening access to the best careers with apprenticeships, Multiverse is transforming the diversity of the corporate workforce by connecting businesses with high-potential talent from across the country. Since the company was founded by Euan Blair in 2016, Multiverse’s community of apprentices has reached over 10,000 globally.
Pioneering a new world of work for the next generation of leaders, Multiverse has also adopted a hybrid work model for its own employees, empowering them to determine their own work schedule, splitting time between working from home and visiting the office – depending on work style, needs or tasks that need to be completed that day. By taking space at WeWork in Paddington – brokered by Making Moves London – Multiverse is prioritizing inspiring, well-designed workspace that is accessible via Transport for London links and located next to Paddington station for those who live outside of the capital.
To help manage their growing hybrid workforce, the company’s new HQ at WeWork 2 Eastbourne Terrace is complemented by software solution, WeWork Workplace. This enables employees to book their desk in advance and next to their colleagues, in order to effectively collaborate with their wider team, while also providing useful insight to Multiverse’s decision makers on how employees are actually utilizing their office footprint, overall.
Mathieu Proust, COO international, WeWork says “As the world of work continues to evolve, we are seeing consistent demand from progressive, forward-thinking businesses who are recognizing the value of flexible, scalable and inspiring workspace to marry both business needs and employees expectations. Multiverse is a prime example of this. Their move to 2 Eastbourne Terrace not only underscores their commitment to provide a first-class experience for their employees – both based in London and outside of the capital – but reaffirms WeWork’s position as the partner of choice for large, growing enterprises who are putting their best foot forward in this new world of work.”
Last year, Multiverse raised a $220 million Series D, tripling their value and making the company the latest UK tech unicorn. In the last year, the company continues to grow its population of apprentices across both the UK and US, and its team of expert coaches that deliver training.
Libby Dangoor, Chief of Staff, Multiverse says “To achieve our ambitious goals of transforming the worlds of work and learning, we are focused on empowering our people to deliver their best work. Through our hybrid approach, Multiversers have the freedom to work on their own terms, harnessing the advantages of remote work along with the value of in-person collaboration and a great office environment at WeWork 2 Eastbourne Terrace.”
First opening in 2016, WeWork 2 Eastbourne Terrace is located next to Paddington station and spans eight floors in total. Blending functional, flexible and thoughtful design, WeWork’s in-house design team worked in collaboration with Multiverse and Making Moves London to optimize their space to meet their sustainability goals and business needs. Multiverse’s new HQ has been fitted out with pre-loved furniture, elevated with customized branding and features tiered “bleacher” seating, client-facing meeting rooms and a stunning terrace space for outdoor working and company socials.
Tobi Crosbie, CEO of Making Moves London comments, “It has been a real honour to play a part in Multiverse’s move to WeWork Eastbourne Terrace; underscoring the ongoing trend of large companies seeking workspaces that champion both sustainability and an outstanding workplace destination.”
WeWork (NYSE: WE) was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we’ve become the leading global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.
Multiverse is on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders, by building an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training. They offer apprenticeships to a diverse pool of young adults and those looking to reskill. Multiverse helps 1000 organisations to embrace digital transformation, close skills gaps and develop a diverse talent pipeline. Founded in the UK in 2016, Multiverse launched in the US in January 2021. For more information, visit www.multiverse.io
About Making Moves London
We are not a typical commercial property company; we do things differently at Making Moves London. Having rapidly expanded since our inception in 2015, we are ambitious for the growth and success of both our business and that of our clients. We support forward-thinking, high-growth businesses on their real estate strategies, providing transparent advice and streamlining processes for sourcing, negotiating, and managing entire office moves. We also manage the full office move lifecycle; from search and relocation consultancy to dilapidations and office disposal, as well as full fit-out solutions.