Tuesday, August 25, 2020


By Business Wire

As “Work from Anywhere” Lifestyles Continue to Trend,
Downtown Works Opens Hospitality-Inspired Coworking Location in Carlsbad

Renderings courtesy of Downtown Works (Created pre COVID-19 physical distancing protocols.)

15,000-square-foot space features contemporary interior, 36 private furnished offices, plexiglass-separated workstations, and flexible membership options – available by month, week, day, or hour – with rigorous safety protocols, medical-grade air purifiers, physical distancing

SAN DIEGO - Downtown Works, known for its high-design coworking space in San Diego’s Little Italy, has opened 15,000 square feet of flexible coworking space on 4.9 acres in Carlsbad at 2011 Palomar Airport Road, with plentiful outdoor workstations and meeting areas. Located among hundreds of tech and biotech companies, a thriving startup scene in Carlsbad, and minutes from the Carlsbad Palomar Airport and pristine beaches, the tech-rich, contemporarily designed space is perfectly located for remote workers, startups and entrepreneurs in San Diego’s North County.

Constructed to model a tech campus with state-of-art technology, art and furnishings that encourage creativity, dynamic problem-solving and productivity, Downtown Works strives to create flexible office options for those looking for a workspace other than, or in addition to, home. Offices, desks, and outdoor workstations and meeting areas can be rented by the month, week, day, or hour. Downtown Works Carlsbad is dog friendly, too.

Lobby - Hospitality-inspired, Downtown Works provides unapparelled member support and services. (Renderings created pre COVID-19 physical distancing protocols.)

“We’re clearly moving to a ‘work from anywhere’ culture – you might work from home one day, a coworking space the next and then plan an all-hands Zoom conference by end of week,” said Downtown Works Managing Partner Wolf Bielas. “We envisioned our Carlsbad location before COVID-19 hit, accelerating this trend, and we quickly pivoted to create a tech-rich environment for San Diego North County entrepreneurs and executives who can’t work from their offices yet crave convenience and community. Downtown Works Carlsbad also incorporates strict safety protocols to instill peace of mind so they can do their best work.”

Downtown Works Carlsbad features a mix of 36 furnished, sound-proof private offices with adjustable desks, plexiglass-separated open desks, as well as virtual office options. Medical-grade air purifiers; premium HVAC system; cold plasma generators to kill viruses, bacteria, and mold; and health and safety measures such as touchless doors for restrooms, keyless entry, limited seating capacity, touchless coffee makers, and a barista to limit contact with food and drinks have been thoughtfully included. Members have access to a private video/podcast studio, multiple glass-walled conference rooms, phone booths, private showers and expansive outdoor work and event spaces.

Lounge - Downtown Works has 15,000 sq. ft. of private offices, work spaces and open areas within a contemporary interior design. It’s dog friendly, too. (Renderings created pre COVID-19 physical distancing protocols.)

Lounge - Downtown Works has 15,000 sq. ft. of private offices, work spaces and open areas within a contemporary interior design. It’s dog friendly, too. (Renderings created pre COVID-19 physical distancing protocols.)

“From staffing the kitchen and replacing self-service features for complimentary organic coffees, local craft beer and snacks, to requiring people to wear masks in common areas, we’ve created a comfortable, safe space that also incorporates networking many find incredibly useful to their careers and business,” said Bielas.

Downtown Works San Diego in Little Italy is a favorite among successful startups, and hosts Start Up Week San Diego and SCALE San Diego events. Downtown Works Carlsbad aims to be the same magnet for budding startups and executive members alike who are interested in making valuable business connections. “Many of our members end up creating partnerships and alliances. We help connect the dots and make introductions anytime we can, too,” said Bielas.

Mercato, the rapidly growing online grocery delivery company, has been a long-term member of Downtown Works and its CEO Bobby Brannigan says he appreciates the flexibility the coworking space provides. “When we realized in June our office needs would change indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis, Downtown Works worked with us to come up with pragmatic rotating office solutions and safe ways to accommodate team members who require physical offices,” said Brannigan. “Downtown Works offers highly flexible coworking options – that’s what businesses need right now and will no doubt require in the future.”

Kitchen  – The Downtown Works kitchen features touchless coffee makers, and a barista to limit contact with complimentary food and drinks for members and their guests. (Renderings created pre COVID-19 physical distancing protocols. Courtesy of Downtown Woks)

About Downtown Works

Minutes from Carlsbad Palomar Airport, the city’s infamous Flower Fields and miles of beaches, Downtown Works is bringing hospitality-inspired coworking to Carlsbad. Surrounded by hundreds of tech, biotech, consumer product and service-based companies and a thriving startup scene, Carlsbad is growing its reputation as a place where business and careers flourish. With contemporary interior design, state-of-art technology, and furnishings that encourage creativity and productivity, Downtown Works provides private, furnished offices, open work spaces, plentiful outdoor workstations and a tech-rich coworking environment where entrepreneurs and corporate employees create and thrive. Contact us about your workplace – away from home. 

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