About us

Our vision

Uncommon

At Uncommon, we create flexible & truly sustainable workspaces with a difference. All designed for our members, team and partners to thrive.

2016

Highbury & Islington acquisition

A unique, charming building within the green neighbourhood of Highbury. It was the first Uncommon location we opened to our members. Did you know it was previously a book bindery?

2017

The Carlyle Group & Blackstone investment

Securing an investment of £300 million from world leading private equity houses, allowed us to focus on further growth of the team and the Uncommon brand.

2017

Fulham & Borough acquisition

A year later, we acquired additional assets in South & West London, expanding rapidly and trippling our memberships.

2018

Liverpool Street acquisition

Located in the heart of the City and featuring a stunning roof terrace, our Liverpool Street location quickly became a favourite for larger enterprise companies.

2019

Holborn acquisition

Uncommon Holborn, due to open in 2023, will become our central flagship location and a truly sustainable workspace for over 2,000 members.

2021

Uncommon 2.0 Launch

Answering to the new post-pandemic environment, we reviewed and relaunched our internal Uncommon Ethos, with a strong focus on team culture and our upcoming business strategy.

2022

ESG strategy launch

In April 2022, we launched a market leading ESG strategy. It outlines five key focus areas, ambitious Net Zero targets and commitments towards building a truly sustainable and responsible business.

2023-

2023 Onwards

Uncommon will continue to grow throughout London by acquiring the highest quality assets in the best locations. The team will keep on developing and keep striding to be the most loved workspace operator.

Our Senior Management Team

Chris Davies

CEO

Has overseen the creation and growth of Uncommon, including sourcing each asset and securing the £300m commitment from The Carlyle Group. He has a background in property, financing, sales & business development. Chris has an MBA & Masters in Property Investment and Finance.

Magda Jedrychowska

Finance Director

Focuses on making Uncommon successful through increasing profitability, implementing best practices and deploying technology to streamline processes within the wider business. She plays a key role in shaping the strategy for Uncommon. Magda is CMA qualified.

Laura Shields

Sales Director

With 10 years of experience in the flexible market, principally with Argyll Club/LEO and IWG, Laura leads the Sales Team to achieve outstanding sales results and continuous 90%+ occupancy across Uncommon.

Sammy Purcell

Head of IT Projects

With 19 years’ experience working within technology, Sammy is responsible for Uncommon’s core IT infrastructure and project delivery of all digital platform and software workstreams. Sammy brings a wealth of business change and transformation expertise to support Uncommon’s strategic initiatives.

Gosia Jacygrad

Head of Marketing

Gosia creates and manages Uncommon’s brand and marketing strategy, including social media, PR, internal and external communications with a focus on Sales support and direct lead generation.

Titus Wilson

Head of Operations

With 18 years of experience in hospitality and property management, Titus leads the operations team in ensuring that Uncommon maintains the highest standards for the buildings and its members. Titus has an MBA specialising in organisational behaviour and leadership.

Our Ethos

As a Team, we are guided by three main behaviours:

Uncommon Care

We care for: 

• Our team – we look after every single individual 

• Our members – we go above & beyond to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships 

• Our business – we always make decisions based on good judgment

Onecommon

We play as one team: 

• We listen – we take time to listen to each other and communicate effectively 

• We are aligned – we work towards clear, aligned goals and objectives 

• We deliver together – we’re a collaborative bunch and we don’t work in silos

We Push for Better

Pushing for better is all about: 

• Future – as we focus on continuous improvement and growth 

• Learning – we invest in self-development and encourage sharing knowledge amongst the members of our team 

• Ownership – all of us are equal partners, and so we build relationships based on trust and responsibility towards each other

ESG

Learn everything about our ESG strategy, from our Net Zero targets to key commitments towards our team and members. 

Careers

At Uncommon, we have always put our people first. We have aspired to build a culture that is welcoming, caring, equal, open and inclusive. So, if you want to be part of a friendly and supportive team, you’re in the right place. 

Uncommon in the media

July Webinars & Online Events @ Uncommon

Enjoy virtual events and webinars, hand-picked by us, just for you. Our in-person members events are also running as usual. They range from a variety of fitness classes, drinks, tea times, breakfasts and more. Please keep an eye out on our monthly newsletters, posters and screens around the spaces for dates and times for your […]

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5 benefits of promoting sustainability in the workplace

Sustainability has become a buzzword in recent years. As a result, companies are now looking at ways to reduce their environmental impact and improve their bottom line. When promoting sustainability becomes part of your company culture, and you’re constantly encouraged to find ways to make your workplace sustainable, you’ll find it easier to get motivated […]

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Awards & Accreditations

Investors in People

Standard Accreditation
Awarded May 2022

B-Corp

Currently under submission
Targeting accreditation in 2023

Property Awards 2022

Chris Davies nomination for
Young Property Personality of the Year

Property Awards

Best Covid Response Nomination
2021

Property Week Awards

Wellbeing Award Nomination
2020

SBID Awards

Uncommon Fulham – Office Design Nomination
2019

BCO Awards

Liverpool Street – Workspace Fit Out Nomination
2019

IPSE Awards

Co-working Space of the Year Finalist
2019

Design Week Awards

Uncommon Fulham – Workspace Nomination
2019

“We moved to Uncommon just over a year ago and I can honestly say it is my favourite office of the many I have worked in. I love the atmosphere, the staff (not to mention the coffee!) and it has been a great move for us as we have established our business. We chose to become members because of the feeling we got from the moment we arrived to view it. On a day where we viewed fifteen London offices, Uncommon was the first we visited and easily the team’s favourite so it was an easy decision to join. A year on and our business is doing very well, the team all enjoy coming to work and a big part of that is down to the Uncommon team. I hope we are here for many years to come.”

Nick Cotter – Aretian Wealth Management
Co‑Founder & APFS Chartered Independent Financial Adviser

“Uncommon is a very welcoming environment with a perfect balance between space to work and socialise. They have great on-site facilities with the ability to enjoy the coffee on cold days and the roof top when we have the weather. We chose Uncommon because other communal offices either lacked the finish, on-site offering or, in the case of one in particular, I found very pretentious. I enjoy the fact that there are some very interesting companies in the building but that none of it is thrown at you. Uncommon is unique because there is a great team running the building. We’re very well looked after.”

Charlie Giblin – Mint Selection

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