Zenspace Opens WFx Pods at Silicon Valley Mall

ZenSpace announces the arrival of its SafeSpace work pods at the at Westfield Valley Fair, a Silicon Valley premier retail destination. Designed in response to COVID-19, the SafeSpace solution combines ZenSpace SmartPod hardware and cloud technology with strict sanitization protocols to offer guests a fully automated, reservable, safe workspace in which they can conduct business with peace of mind.

Zenspace said it is the first to deliver a unique solution of this kind to the commercial retail real estate industry.

“We are excited to launch at Westfield Valley Fair to deliver a first-of-its-kind solution that addresses the need for ‘third space’ work areas between home and a traditional office, for today’s growing remote and distributed workforce,” said Ted Simon, chief revenue officer of ZenSpace. “This partnership reflects our companies’ shared vision on how real estate operators can continue to expand their offerings to serve their customer base. We look forward to helping unlock the potential of people and places at this premier destination.

The ZenSpace SmartPod provides an on-demand workspace solution that facilitates business meetings and conversations anytime and anyplace. A wide array of features makes it state-of-the-art for use in public spaces such as shopping centers and other commercial locations, providing a modern workspace for today’s remote worker and business traveler, said the company. Key features include noise-reducing wall and insulation structure, with double-tempered, laminated glass; a mobile and web application that enables shopping center guests and visitors to reserve time in a SmartPod either remotely or while on site; fully tech-enabled space, including Wi-Fi access, power and USB ports; and environmental controls for LED lighting, air circulation, and secure access locking system.

ZenSpace Pod easy booking through mobile app with QR code

SafeSpaces combine ZenSpace cloud-based communication technology which notify staff of pod usage and reservation completion with a rigorous set of cleaning and sanitization protocols to ensure every user enters a clean, safe environment.

“We pride ourselves on introducing new and relevant ways to enhance the amenities available to our guests,” said Sue Newsom, general manager of Westfield Valley Fair. “The arrival of ZenSpace allows us to diversify the mall experience, notably in a time where our guests desire to work, shop, dine, and relax all in the same place. ZenSpace SmartPods create a quiet space to conduct business without compromising their health and safety.”

“The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend for remote locations outside the office,” Simon noted. “A Spring 2020 Gartner study among company CFOs and Finance Leaders indicates that 74% of companies will shift a portion of employees to permanent remote positions, building on the surge for alternative work environments post-pandemic.[1] Our arrival at Westfield Valley Fair supports this new reality.”