Twitter's abandoned Berlin office has been turned into a space for the city's entrepreneurs (TWTR)

Sam Shead
Factory Berlin Mitte

Factory

BERLIN — At the end of last year, Twitter quietly closed down its office in Berlin as part of a broader plan to cut costs at the company and refocus its business.

Now, Twitter's former office — based on the first floor of the trendy Factory tech hub — is ready for its next set of tenants.

Factory announced on Thursday that Twitter's former digs have been turned into a 1,000 square metre space for its members, who pay €50 (£43) a month to gain access to desks, events, a community of like-minded people, and potential corporate partners.

"The existing club space on Factory HQ’s ground floor and the new space on the first floor together allow for a 2,000 square meter playground for the Berlin tech community," Factory wrote on its website. "Apart from 220 additional seats, a handful of meeting rooms and event venues, the new space will offer 'project labs' that provide direct access points for our corporate partners to digital talent and fresh ideas."

Factory Berlin

Factory

Elsewhere in Factory, music streaming company SoundCloud occupies three floors, while Pinterest also used to have an office in the building. Uber also has a team of people in a separate Factory building nearby.

A Twitter spokesman told Business Insider in March: "Twitter in Germany is focusing its activities in Hamburg. The office in Berlin was closed end of 2016. The business of Twitter Germany is still managed by Thomas de Buhr as managing director."

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