Kuala Lumpur, 9 August 2019 – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company, has collaborated with Common Ground Works Sdn Bhd (“Common Ground”) through its Enterprise Solutions to introduce coworking facilities at its headquarters in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur.
Common Ground is Malaysia’s leading brand in providing functional and collaborative coworking facilities, and with the addition of Menara UEM, UEM Edgenta’s Headquarters in Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur, it currently operates 13 venues across the Klang Valley and Penang. It also has regional presence in the Philippines and Thailand. The contemporary styled coworking areas span across one and a half floors at Menara UEM and collectively comprise Common Ground’s biggest Enterprise Solutions deal with a corporate entity in Malaysia. This facility is custom built, designed, and operated by Common Ground exclusively for UEM Edgenta’s employees and the Company’s guests.
According to Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta Berhad, Dato’ Azmir Merican, the Company was keen to initiate this partnership to offer its employees a modern, collaborative, and functional working environment. “Our goal is to improve organisational excellence and the coworking space model is ideal to spur a new and more progressive culture among our employees. As a Company, we are made up of diverse and agile project teams working daily on innovative and value creation projects. This new feature will increase collaboration among our project teams and is ideal for us to attract the new and younger generation of working professionals, while positively elevating our employer brand in today’s competitive talent market,” he said.
The facility features unique coworking spaces with dedicated desks, meeting rooms, private call booths, lounges, a café, and “The Grounds” - an open and versatile area where UEM Edgenta’s employees can work, socialise, and hold events. These components are signature Common Ground features that are adjusted and tailored to meet a company’s exact business needs. Beyond the physical aspects, Common Ground operates the programming of UEM Edgenta’s coworking facilities, along with curating a multitude of business and lifestyle events catered just for its staff. From software to hardware, these solutions help companies save on office space, operation and upfront costs, and provide them with the connectivity and network they need to evolve their business in an ever-changing economy.
“What we are forging with UEM Edgenta epitomises the shifting and emerging dynamics of the business world. Common Ground has been bridging the gap between the corporate landscape and coworking sphere over the recent years because what we are seeing is a genuine improvement in the company’s quality of work, connectivity, and culture. The enterprise solutions we build encompass more than just a workspace or collection of premium amenities - we are genuinely committed to cultivating a synergistic community through the events and partnerships we bring to our enterprise clients,” said Juhn Teo, co-founder of Common Ground.
Included in this enterprise deal is access to Common Ground’s Prime Membership feature. The Prime Membership extends access to Common Ground’s exclusive benefits and solutions from its 300+ partners like Amazon Web Services, UOB, SOCAR, Shopee and ClassPass, to name a few. Common Ground Prime Members will also have access to Common Ground’s proprietary network Common Ground app, which provides individuals with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the community across social and professional spheres (via interest groups, events, forums, feeds, partnerships, etc.).