The Rise of the Co-Working Space in Gladstone

“Coworking” office spaces, leasable by the day or month are multiplying in cities all over the world and last night Gladstone became one of them.

At the official launch of Centrepoint Corporate there was an exciting amount of Virtual Office and Co-Working spaces on offer. It’s not a new concept but it certainly is a new innovative option for Gladstone where demand is predicted to expand dramatically over the next 12 months.

So what makes coworking spaces? – spaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting.

Much like Steve Jobs’ Pixar campus is fluid, open plan and has break off spaces that lead to greater productivity so does the layout of this location at Level 4, 136 Goondoon Street.  It’s a setup that clearly seems to be working for a growing number of people, and represents a cultural shift that is emerging. Sharing space, lowering cost and adding flexability to short term lease space.

If you’ve been working from home, why not rent a desk? Give yourself some structure or a place to meet clients while also expanding your network. It’s great for the 21st century workforce, commuting and/or bouncing from project, location or workplace.

You can get a membership which is lots cheaper than renting a commercial space and then use it as you need too. Members can act as “free radicals,” or people who “network endlessly and collaborate constantly. The spaces thrive on a constantly changing cast of characters — all with different skills, experience and business goals, where members are creating and running many different kinds of enterprises.

The stand out features of Centrepoint Corporate – you get access to the receptionist at the front desk, fully furnished office space with air-conditioning, coffee and tea kitchen, meeting rooms, video conferencing space, CBD location and free parking and did we mention high speed FIBRE internet. Now that’s exciting! It’s included in your daily desk rental.

If you want to check out the new place to work, go and rent a desk for a day and give it a spin, catch the lift up to level 4 at Centrepoint on Goondoon Street.