Hub Australia’s new coworking space offers the ultimate Melbourne work-life

Brad Krauskopf, Chief Executive Officer, Hub Australia

The best of Melbourne business innovation has come together at Hub Church Street – the latest flexible workspace site to open by Aussies’ largest privately-owned flexible workspace provider, Hub Australia. Set inside Salta Properties & Abacus’ recently completed Industry Lanes precinct over Levels 4 and 5, 459 Church Street Richmond, the premium 3000sqm workspace has been created as the ideal workplace destination in Melbourne’s city fringe.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the space?

Hub Australia CEO and Founder Brad Krauskopf commented: “Hub Church Street at Industry Lanes is our sixth destination in Melbourne, which we’ve created in partnership with Salta Properties and Abacus to support professionals, scale-ups, corporates like Spotify, and government teams that are now choosing Richmond for their multi-functional workspace”.

“The progressive and premium workspace has several areas to drive creativity and productivity, as well as social spaces to encourage co-creation and new working models. With hospitality-led service, Hub Church Street fits right into the top-class culture of surrounding Richmond and reflects the cultural and working preferences of the area”.

Hub Australia’s Chief Property Officer John Preece commented: “It’s fantastic to see Hub Church Street open its doors to the Richmond community, as our third city fringe location in Melbourne. The strategic expansion follows the recent opening of Hub St Kilda Road and the commencement of the construction of Hub Balaclava, demonstrating our commitment to expanding the Hub offering beyond the CBD to meet evolving worker demands”. 

 “We’re complementing this expansion with our partnership with Vicinity to open more ‘work-near-home’ locations in Melbourne suburbs, like Box Hill. We are confident that the future of work will cement the desire to work from multiple locations across an ecosystem of places to do work, including near home and within thriving inner-city communities like Richmond.”  

Salta Properties’ Managing Director, Sam Tarascio, said “We are pleased to welcome Hub Australia as a long-term partner at Industry Lanes. Industry Lanes is a new world workplace for the new world employee, designed with evolving needs of employees top of mind.”

“A-grade campus style precinct Industry Lanes offers a range of working environments and first-class amenities that cater to larger tenants and SMB owners. Flexible workspace leader Hub Australia was the ideal addition to the precinct, with Hub Church Street offering the sophisticated and innovative third space many businesses seek at their modern workplaces.”

“We’re confident Hub Australia members will enjoy the vibrant array of premium facilities on offer, plus the convenience of being situated in the heart of Richmond, just three kilometres from the CBD with public transport and urban green spaces just outside the door.”

Why is Hub Church Street a unique workspace?

Global music streaming giant Spotify is one of the first companies to move into the premium flexible workspace, along with other diverse blue-chip corporates and diverse scaling businesses including Foundstone Advisory, Tonka Learning, Admatic and CBM International.

Hub Church Street is immersed in the startup, tech and innovation district of Melbourne while also being part of Richmond’s lively culture. Its location meets the evolving needs of workers, who seek highly activated workplace destinations that suit both their work and social lives. 

The flexible workspace features an extensive range of innovative and comfortable working environments that transform the lines between working and living. Premium amenities include a fully serviced licensed café, business lounge, boardroom, meeting spaces and a concierge.

There is a large 200sqm wraparound terrace with stunning city and suburban views for use by Hub members, guests and all tenants of Industry Lanes, keeping them connected to Richmond. A fully equipped media studio, parent’s space, fitness studio and urban design also cater to the preferred behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes of the new-world employee.