In a newly renovated neoclassical building owned by Covivio, located in Via Dante 7 in the heart of Milan, the first Wellio space in Italy has been opened today. Wellio is Covivio’s pro-working offer designed to offer an innovative work experience to professionals looking for flexibility, services and networking.
The Wellio concept, which already has five operating sites in France (three in Paris, one in Bordeaux and one in Marseille), was born from listening to the needs expressed by Covivio’s main tenants, and combines Covivio’s expertise in the hotel and office sectors, concentrating a high level experience in a single building.
Covering over 4,700 sqm, Wellio Milan Dante offers 400 workstations, with private offices that can be customized in terms of design and IT equipment, offering a top efficiency level for large corporates. Coworking stations in shared areas, meeting rooms and areas for different types of events have also been developed in the building. Customers have ready-to-use offices and have access to all the common areas available (bar, rooftop, restaurant, kitchens, internal courtyard, gym room, library…) as well as access to all the Wellio pro-working spaces in France.
The occupancy rate of Wellio Milan Dante, less than one month after opening, is 60%, confirming the request for a qualitative and up to date offer. Among the companies that have chosen Wellio as their workplace are the Italian branch of Astellas, a Japanese pharmaceutical multinational that has moved its headquarters into the building, and Dermalogica, a Californian skincare brand of the Unilever Prestige group.
Alexei Dal Pastro, Covivio’s CEO Italy, said: “We are really proud to be able to present the first Wellio spot in Milan, an offer perfectly in line with current needs for flexibility and services. The Wellio concept, which offers flexible contracts and plug&play offices, will play an even more important role in the strategy of the group: Covivio has a specific deployment plan for Wellio in the main European towns, and we are already planning to open new spots in Milan”.
Wellio’s priority is to help clients carry out their business by providing them with a safe and efficient working environment: dedicated Wellio Managers are present and available to users, and all clients have access to an app that facilitates their daily activities and concentrates services offered by Wellio.
At the same time, the site has a hygiene and health measures protocol established and certified by medical specialists to guarantee and protect the health of workers. This protocol is also established in Wellio’s sites in France.
As with its other sites, Wellio collaborates with innovative partners and high-potential start-ups: Foorban, food-tech startup that is revolutionizing corporate catering with its innovative “office canteen” format; TopLife Concierge for the management of reception and concierge services for both personal needs (e.g. laundry, babysitting, dinner reservations, etc.) and professional needs (e.g. logistical support for event organization, personalized merchandising, etc.); and Sofia Locks, for intelligent access control that allows customers to open doors and gates with their smartphones.
The building, which has energy class A and aims to obtain Leed Gold and Wiredscore certifications, is a true tribute to Milanese architectural style. Each floor is characterized by an artistic/architectural and design trend developed in Milan: the ‘900 style, Poetic, Radical and Epic.
The architectural project to enhance and renovate the entire building in Via Dante was designed by Caputo Partnership International, while the interior design project is signed by Cristofori Santi Architetti