The UMA Workspace-branded facility will be housed in a leased 3 000 square-metre space with 42 private offices, over 100 open-area workstations and four shared meeting rooms.
The space will be named UMA Oslo City.
“The entire real estate sector is undergoing disruptive change and the increasing popularity of co-working spaces is evidence of that,” says Technopolis CEO Keith Silverang. “Companies today need agility to cope with poor visibility, but to attract talented employees they need superb locations and office environments. UMA is our response.”
Technopolis already has operations in Norway, located just outside the Oslo city centre in Fornebu. The news aligns with the company’s strategy of building a network of co-working spaces in the biggest cities of the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. Its goal is to open 20 UMAs by the end of 2020.
UMA Oslo City represents Technopolis’ fifth stand-alone co-working space. The company will also be opening one in downtown Copenhagen and in Helsinki’s Kalasatama district by the end of this year.
“Our UMA expansion is picking up speed now and we intend to move forward aggressively, knowing that the players with scale and great concepts will be the winners in what will be a very competitive game. I’m sure Oslo, which is one of the most important Nordic cities, will become a significant co-working hub,” Silverang continues.