With increasing numbers of freelancers, creatives and entrepreneurs cutting ties with the 9-5 and making something for themselves, it’s no surprise that co-working spaces are becoming a popular alternative to the traditional office space. From small businesses ready to shed the home-office, to the well-established entrepreneurs — co-working spaces are a great way to network with like-minded people, remove yourself from the distractions of working at home and to take the headache out of leasing your own space. With so many well-designed co-working spaces popping up around Perth, here are our top picks for your business;
On Hay St in Subiaco, you’ll find Ampersand Collective’s beautiful co-working space, with wooden floorboards, high ceilings and plenty of natural lighting. Taking its cues from some of the best co-working spaces in the world —it’s got that professional, yet fun and friendly vibe to it too. Each work station in their intimate co-working space, comes with a sit/stand desk, comfy chairs, private parking out back for residents, unlimited WIFI and of course and coffee — did we mention they also welcome dogs on the premises? With some very reasonable per-day and half-day pricing options as well, all that’s missing is you!
Tucked away on its self-titled street in West Perth, Cleaver St is a green, light and airy oasis that’s perfect for freelancers, creatives and small businesses that have outgrown the home office but aren’t yet ready to lease their own location. With a limited full-time member offer of $50 per week, they offer unlimited WIFI, printing and scanning facilities, access to a reserved meeting room, kitchen facilities, mailing address — the clincher though, has to be free coffee on tap from The Cleaver St Coffee shop down the road.
More than just a co-working space, Spacecubed is also a community and social enterprise that’s currently supporting 20,000 startups, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. By providing shared workspaces, entrepreneurial hubs, programs and events — they help their community tackle some of the biggest social, environmental and economic challenges of our time. A full time spot in their slick co-working space starts at $500 a month, with 24/7 access to the co-working area, 5 meeting room hours, access to showers and bike lockers, a mailing address and all the benefits of being included in a community membership, from their mentoring program and access to events.
Featuring a modern and laid-back creative space in the heart of Fremantle, fSpace is an inspiring and well-rounded place to bring your work. It combines all your professional amenities from speedy WIFI, onsite colour printing and copying and the use of a flat screen and apple TV presentation set, with some convenient and welcome additions; including a bike to ride around Fremantle with and a sweet chill-out area. Offering access to a kitchen and fridge, free tea and coffee and a cheap covered car park nearby of just $8 a day, fSpace also has huge arched windows for natural lighting and tunes playing in the background, creating the perfect environment for young creatives and like-minded business owners to convene.
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