LOOM, the brand of flexible and collaborative workspaces of Merlin Properties, has recently opened a new spot at Torre Chamartín, one of the integrated assets within Merlin Hub. This automated space, equipped with the latest technology, has a surface area of 1,000 square meters and capacity for 126 fix and flexible workstations. It also has several offices, meeting rooms, break areas, a multifunctional room and an impressive terrace with panoramic views of Madrid.
LOOM Torre Chamartín will offer preferential support to all Merlin Hub users, who will be able to use this flexible space to hold events, meetings, workshops, etc. Through the Merlin Hub app, users will make all the necessary arrangements to use Loom flex spaces using tools like Loom Passport or the hours bank.
With this new opening, Loom now has seven coworking spaces in Madrid, the seventh in total in the capital, where it already has the spaces in Tapestries, Huertas, Princesa, Eucalipto, Salamanca and Pozuelo. This figure will continue to rise in 2020 until reaching the 11 spaces we have forecasted. The company has started its landing in Barcelona with the opening of Loom Torre Glòries in 2019, Loom Cornellá in 2020, and the recent announcements of Loom Ferretería, in 22@ and Loom Plaza de Cataluña. Both will be operational by the first quarter of 2021. Together they will exceed 23,000 square meters and will have a capacity to host over 2,300 users.
One of MERLIN’s greatest milestones in 2019 has been the effective integration of LOOM into the workforce. Aware of the added value that the diversity and distinctive experience of the LOOM team would bring to the human capital of the company, MERLIN opted to retain its professionals, offering LOOM employees the same working conditions as MERLIN professionals, providing greater job stability, with 100% open-ended contracts and access to greater benefits, like health and life insurance, training programs and flexible compensation plan. It has also promoted team collaboration and integration initiatives through visits to the facilities or invitations to events and activities to the coworking centers to extent this culture of community and openness that defines LOOM’s philosophy. Despite the great challenge posed by the integration of such diverse working methods, employees from both companies have demonstrated their remarkable versatility and adaptation skills, perceiving this process as a chance to grow and learn from one another, that has made it possible to quickly identify and leverage the current and potential synergies between the teams.