While coworking and shared office spaces aren’t new to the scene in Australia, collective_100 in Melbourne’s “silicone Cremorne” Richmond suburb is taking it one step further with their unique approach to how even the largest businesses can utilise flexible office spaces for positive change, and more money back in their pockets.
In the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown, businesses across the country have turned over a new leaf in regard to how they approach work, and the reality of how unessential a costly and demanding office space really can be.
But how does a business balance essential face-to-face requirements, like in-house client and stakeholders meetings while accepting the office to be empty half the time? Enter, says collective_100, the Flexible Office Space.
What does this kind of space offer?
“We believe brands can experience the best of both worlds,” says director Barry Hickman, “one where they can offer staff work from home days, while providing them with a central space to meet up, use a dedicated desk space as needed, or break out and collaborate.
A Flexible Office Space like collective_100 means brands can scale up or down as needed without the locked-in lease expenses, or overheads like cleaning and fit outs.
You’re paying less and getting more, without throwing money out the door on an office that might be empty half the time”.
According to Hickman, the flexible nature of a Flexible Office Space certainly doesn’t mean compromising on style or sophistication.
With a half dozen beautifully appointed meeting rooms, a range of private or open mezzanine office spaces, and a generous kitchen wrapping around a sleek marble bench, collective_100 looks more like a boutique tech firm than a multi-brand office space.
“We spent time ensuring all the little touch points, from sound-proof Quiet Spaces through to our concierge service, meant brands could thrive doing what they do best, while we take care of the nitty gritty”.