A new venture formed by three locally owned companies, brings the national trend of co-working to Winston-Salem. Flywheel offers independent professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators flexible short- and long-term memberships that will give them access to a casual, contemporary environment featuring open and enclosed work spaces, conference rooms, support services and other amenities including access to a local, regional and national network of resources and innovation driving programming intended to help foster idea growth and acceleration to commercialization. Flywheel will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Square feet: 11,585
The newly opened Innovation Quarter branch of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina offers the latest in fitness equipment, group exercise classes and specialized training in spacious quarters.
The Innovation Quarter Y features cardio machines, cycle and group exercise studios, a free-weight area and men’s and women’s locker rooms, plus a trained wellness staff that includes personal trainers. The branch’s current operating hours are from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The group classes, which range from Body Combat to Zumba, are offered at various times during the day.
Square feet: 10,060
Forsyth Technical Community College
One of the fastest growing community colleges in the country, celebrated the conclusion of its Momentum Capital Campaign by announcing a $7 million facility within Innovation Quarter.
Located within the Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter in 525@vine will be the:
- R.J. Reynolds Corporate Training Center, which will support the school’s corporate training partnership programs and provide services for Innovation Quarter tenants;
- Small Business Center, which will offer workshops, seminars, individual counseling and a resource library for business owners and entrepreneurs;
- Lab facilities for the school’s Wells Fargo Nanotechnology Program, the only two-year nanotechnology program in the Southeast, and the BB&T Biotechnology Program, the largest biotech program of any community college in the state; and
- Offices for BioNetwork, the statewide biotechnology workforce initiative run by the N.C. Community College System.
Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter will draw more than 1,200 students to the Innovation Quarter each year.
Square feet: 23,932
A provider of electronic data-capturing technology for clinical research, will move its headquarters to Wake Forest Innovation Quarter this summer.
Clinical Ink’s lead product is SureSource, a proprietary electronic platform that provides users with a paperless system for the fast and accurate recording of data, comments, explanations and other information required in clinical trials. The company, founded in Winston-Salem in 2007, also has an office in Horsham, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb. Between 25 and 30 employees will be based in 525@Vine.
Square feet: 7,676
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
As part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s overall strategy to create synergies between world-class research and education programs embodied in the School of Medicine, two of its preeminent programs have relocated to this new facility. The nationally recognized Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) and nationally rated Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies have approximately 450 staff, faculty and students in state-of-the-art classroom, laboratory and office space.
Square feet (PA): 31,966
Square feet (PHS): 87,234