- Regus Sunshare Towers is an impressive 1900 sq. m workspace complete with co-working spaces, private offices, meeting rooms, and creative spaces.
- This opening follows a partnership agreement with the building owner, who has invested in the IWG platform to create a branded flexible workspace in their building.
- The launch of Sunshare Towers in Lusaka is the 2nd IWG location in Zambia and totals over 130 workspaces across Africa.
- The location is a key milestone in IWG’s plan to add 1,000 new locations globally over the next year.
International Workspace Group: IWG, the world’s largest provider of hybrid working solutions with brands including Spaces and Regus, is opening a state-of-the-art flexible workspace in Lusaka, Zambia, as the demand for hybrid working rapidly accelerates.
The new location situated at Sunshare Tower – a skyscraper in Lusaka and the second tallest building in the country – will span across two floors and provide facilities including private offices, meeting rooms, co-working, and creative spaces. Scheduled to open in November, this development is part of the drive to provide top-class facilities in a wide variety of locations as hybrid working becomes a reality for more workers.
IWG is the world’s leading provider of flexible workspace with 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries, and members able to access all the locations and business services via the IWG app.
With explosive market growth as companies of all sizes adopt hybrid working for the long term, it is predicted that 30% of all commercial real estate will be flexible workspace by 2030 and IWG partners are able to capitalise on this fast-growing sector while being supported by IWG’s unparalleled experience. Hybrid working offers companies a significantly lower cost base with an average saving of $11k per employee.
Lusaka is one of Zambia’s fastest-growing regional locations. Demand for workspaces in the area has performed strongly, with the number of enquiries for space in IWG locations continuing to sharply increase.
With an annual investment of around £50m into its technology platform, IWG provides partners with access to all the company’s expertise as well as design and fit-out support and sales and marketing capabilities.
Mark Dixon, CEO and Founder of IWG, commented: “We are establishing a stronger and much-needed footprint in Lusaka with this latest opening. As an important business hub, Lusaka is a fantastic place for us to boost our expansion plans. The need for high-quality flexible workspaces continues to soar as hybrid working becomes the new normal. We are very pleased to work in partnership with the building owner to develop the Regus brand under a management agreement that will add a cutting-edge workspace to their building.”
“Our opening in Lusaka comes at a time when more and more companies are discovering that flexible working boosts employee happiness and satisfaction while helping the environment. Our workspace model is also proven to increase productivity and allows for a business to scale up or down at significantly reduced costs.”
Principal Partner and Founder of Ndilila Associates, Architects & Project Managers, Dr Francis Ndilila, applauded the development of the Regus Sunshare Towers workspace. “Hybrid working spaces are flexible and promote the concept of ‘WORKING SMART’. They optimize the when, where and what type of usage of working space and avoids the unproductive overheads inherent in the use of fixed office spaces.”
Government and non-governmental organizations, as well as small and medium enterprises, are encouraged to take advantage of the new flexible workspace from IWG, as Regus Sunshare Tower opens its doors this November.
IWG’s multi-brand expansion strategy is designed to appeal to every type of business and entrepreneur. IWG creates personal, financial, and strategic value for businesses of every size, from some of the most exciting companies and well-known organizations on the planet to individuals and the next generation of industry leaders. All of them harness the power of flexible working to increase their productivity, efficiency, agility, and market proximity.
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Miner succumbs to injuries at Kansanshi Mine
A MINER at Kansanshi Mine lost his life when a rock fell on him in the underground dewatering decline portal, part of the mine’s ongoing development in the main pit.
The incident took place on Thursday around 20:00 hours.
The victim, Stephen Musukwa, employed by the mine’s contractor Reliant Drilling, sustained injuries and was promptly attended to by paramedics.
According to the Mine’s corporate affairs department, Mr Musukwa was subsequently evacuated to South Africa for treatment, where, he succumbed to his injuries.
“The relevant authorities have been informed and are at the scene of the incident.Our sincere condolences go out to his family, workmates and friends.Our priority for now is to ensure that his family receives our support during this difficult time,” reads the statement.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 25th November, 2023)
Police say over 50 people swindled in fake roofing sheets scam
OVER 50 people swindled after they paid more than K700, 000 in order to buy Iron sheets.
Chongwe man nabbed for allegedly smuggling 16 Ethiopians
FOUR people among them Geoffrey Chumbwe have been arrested for suspected migrant smuggling involving 16 Ethiopians.
Mr Chumbwe 32 in company of Samson Masuka,34 believed to be the master mind, Kakoma Masumba aged 31 and Renson Sinkala aged 25 were nabbed during an operation which began as a routine patrol.
In a statement, Department of Immigration public relations officer Namati Nshinka said the operation took place on Wednesday, November 22nd.
“The operation quickly escalated when Immigration Officers received information that a White Fortuner Registration number BBD 671 carrying suspected illegal immigrants had been spotted near Water Falls Mall in Lusaka’s Silverest Area. Following this lead, the Officers rushed to the scene and eventually located the vehicle, which was empty at the time most likely after the driver had dropped off the passengers at an unknown location,” he said.
Mr Nshinka said the Officers started trailing the vehicle until the Driver, Mr Chumbwe, parked the vehicle which appeared to have been modified by removing the back seats to maximize carrying capacity.
He said Mr Chumbwe initially expressed ignorance regarding the whereabouts of the suspected Ethiopians.
“He instead led the officers to Kaunda Square, where Kakoma Masumba and Renson Sinkala, whom he alleged had transported the Ethiopians from Kasama, resided. The officers picked the two suspects and further investigations led them to Geoffrey Chumbwe’s Residence in Silverest where the officers found 16 undocumented suspected Ethiopians in a Gazebo,” he said.
Similarly, the Department of Immigration in Mansa on November 18th and 19th apprehended 35 persons during a clean-up operation dubbed ‘Operation Kolopa’.
Mr Nshinka explained that the operation was mainly on the Pemba Islands on the Luapula River, which is believed to have an influx of suspected illegal immigrants engaged in agricultural and fishing activities.
‘Those apprehended were 33 Congolese, 32 of whom were nabbed for illegal entry and unlawful stay and one for engaging in business without a Permit, and two Chinese for failure to observe the terms and conditions of their permits,” he saids.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 24th November, 2023)