Thanks for your comments.

The web design agency would be supportive of the coworking community and 
I'm sure we would be friends. But the two companies would be operating 
independently. The offices are adjacent with common kitchen and entrance 
areas but they are separate.... so the agency would not be part of the 
coworking community, other than as landlord and friends.

On Monday, 19 September 2016 13:54:58 UTC+1, Clive Walker wrote:
> I'm considering opening a coworking space where the landlord is a web 
> design agency who work in an adjacent office. The offices are separate but 
> the communal areas, kitchen, entrance, meeting room will be shared. 
> Initially, I thought this would be great because of friendly landlord and 
> potential for 'synergy'. However, a couple of people have raised concerns 
> about this, particularly if clients were to move from agency to coworking 
> freelancer or vice versa, and have said that the agency might be looking 
> for 'cheap labour'. I'm not sure they are but it's a concern some people 
> have.
> Does anyone have any experience of this type of arrangement? If yes, how 
> is it working?
> Many thanks for any suggestions, comments, advice.

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