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New opening of coworking space CoWorkPlay in MyZeil

05.10.2018 | 14:48 Clock | Business
New opening of coworking space CoWorkPlay in MyZeil

Third coworking space: CoWorkPlay soon in the MyZeil shopping center

Working where others shop and feast: CoWorkPlay is opening its third coworking space in Frankfurt on the second floor of Shopping Center MyZeil. From October, coworkers and companies will find 300m² flexible bookable workspaces, as well as an event venue in the city centre.

The new coworking space on the second floor of the MyZeil shopping center will be able to accommodate up to 50 people working or events with up to 100 people from mid-October 2018. At the same time, the coworking space is versatile and can be adapted to different work situations. "Whether it's a meeting room with the option for a video call, a stage for events or a place for concentrated work, our space combines it all," says managing director Jana Ehret.

Opening in October 2018

Conversion work on the MyZeil coworking space will continue until mid-October. "With a lot of commitment and conviction, our team and all partners are working towards the common goal of making the space ready for occupancy as soon as possible," says Yvonne Schrodt, who founded CoWorkPlay together with Jana Ehret.

With its new location, CoWorkPlay is bringing the concept of flexible working in a creative atmosphere directly to downtown Frankfurt. Through the first coworking space in a shopping center in Germany, with the possibility of flexible working in the MyZeil, the shopping experience for visitors and Frankfurters will be even more attractive and interesting, especially against the background that currently over 70 million € flow into the conversion of the MyZeil.

"We are very pleased that we have been able to win a local provider from the start-up scene for our building," says Marcus Schwartz, Center Manager MyZeil. This shows the new world of shoptainment, i.e. the combination of classic shopping to entertainment in the form of pitches, events or small congresses/symposia. The shoptainment theme will then be perfectly complemented from April 2019 with the new Foodtopia area on the 4th floor of MyZeil. Here, 15 restaurants as well as rooftop terraces and a premium cinema with 5 screens will newly open.

Two expansions in one year

2017 Jana Ehret and Yvonne Schrodt had opened the first CoWorkPlay location in Frankfurt's Ostend. Two months ago, the duo doubled the space where companies and freelancers can work flexibly or rent an office. Now the space is also getting a face in Frankfurt's city centre: "At the beginning of the year, the operators of MyZeil and the Frankfurt Economic Development Agency asked us if we would be interested in operating another coworking space in MyZeil," Jana Ehret tells us.

The offer of ECE as operator of the shopping center MyZeil as well as the economic development of the city of Frankfurt was gladly accepted by the founders of CoWorkPlay and they started to look for supporters for the project. "With Unionzeiss, we have a competent and committed partner at our side who supports and drives our entire project. In addition, the family business fits well with our family orientation," explains Yvonne Schrodt.

Modern furnishings for the coworking space

Modern office furniture from the companies König & Neurath AG and Fröscher GmbH und Co. KG offer flexible options for adapting the space to individual needs. Artemide SpA creates a further feel-good atmosphere thanks to innovative lighting technology.

"When furnishing the space in MyZeil, we work together with Unionzeiss in a project team. This is how the best ideas come about and we can draw on the contacts and experience of the furnishing experts. In this way, we quickly found the right manufacturers for our furniture, lamps, carpets and technical elements," explains Yvonne Schrodt.


In2017, the two founders Jana Ehret and Yvonne Schrodt opened the first location of their coworking space in Frankfurt's Ostend district. On the original 1200 m2 not only about freelancers, startups and creative teams find a desk or office, but also up to 12 children aged 6 months to 3 years a playground at the integrated childcare.

"Whether parents or non-parents, startups or established companies, young or old, at CoWorkPlay New Work is lived in the truest sense of the word," says Jana Ehret.

That's why the coworking space was doubled in August 2018 - another floor with 1200 m<x>ampersand</x>sup2; was added and already offers offices and workspaces to 9 companies and coworkers.

Only a few spaces are still waiting for a new tenant!

Copyright: MyZeil Frankfurt

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