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Bell Works Chicagoland Cuts Ribbon on Co-working Facility

Officials from the Village of Hoffman Estates joined Somerset Development recently to celebrate the grand opening of coLab at Bell Works Chicagoland, the official co-working membership experience at Bell Works Chicagoland. Spread across 15,000 square feet, the new co-working facility offers flexible lease terms and workspaces, including access to dedicated conference and meeting rooms, lounges, and state-of-the-art amenities.

“We’ve been working tirelessly to transform this once-vacant campus into a vibrant town center, where a wide range of workspaces can thrive alongside new places to live, shop, dine and entertain,” said Somerset CEO Ralph Zucker.

Somerset is transforming the former AT&T corporate campus in Hoffman Estates, IL into what it calls Chicagoland’s first “metroburb” – a self-contained metropolis in suburbia. The company is seeking to build on the success of the first Bell Works concept in Holmdel, NJ, an adaptive reuse of a two-million-square-foot former Bell Labs headquarters.


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