Hub Australia has expanded its real estate space to meet the increased demand for collaborative and flexible workplaces in Sydney. Hub Australia is a thriving, professional community breathing new energy and life into office spaces through coworking.
Following a 10-month process led by award-winning international design practice Hassell Studio, the launch of Hub William Street’s second floor on William Street in Darlinghurst will see an expansion of the clubhouse’s CBD footprint and offer collaborative workspace solutions for another 300 members.
During the development, Hub Australia engaged existing and new members as well as the public to contribute to the design and functionality of the space.
The result is a unique coworking environment oriented to the needs of the local market and featuring a fit-out by furniture partner Haworth and neighbouring retailers Café Culture and Koskela.
Placing emphasis on a dynamic and inspiring coworking environment, Hub William Street’s members enjoy a ping-pong table, a contemporary quiet pod, meeting spaces and flexible workspaces, as well as a fully-equipped community kitchen.
Now one of Australia’s largest coworking communities, Hub Australia CEO Brad Krauskopf attributes the success of the company to an understanding of what workers need and want in a collaborative workspace and the creation of a coworking community.
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“Since founding Hub Australia in 2011, we’ve identified what works well from a design perspective, to allow for collaboration between members and provide the flexibility to choose how you’d like to work. This is reflected in the expansion of Hub William Street with a range of different spaces.”
“As well as expanding the infrastructure, we’ve increased our staff and facilitators at Hub William Street to act as our members first point of call and to leverage the vast skill-sets in the workspace by connecting members, both like-minded and contradictory,” said Krauskopf.
With over 40% of members adding one or more employees to their organisation since becoming a Hub member, the added capacity at Hub William Street allows for and promotes the growth of homegrown businesses.
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The strength of Hub Australia demonstrates the demand for alternative work arrangements with over 1,500 members across its sites in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Hub Australia is set to continue to harvest a culture of collaborative working, networking and learning with plans to open additional clubhouses in other major cities.