Melbourne coworking spaces thrive with flexible work boomPosted by On

Trampedach’s high-end Melbourne site – where Work Club also runs the building’s concierge, restaurant and bar – is at capacity with about 700 members and a long waitlist.

For business owner Luke Borg, being at Work Club allows the headcount at his company Capstone Property Recruitment to expand and contract easily.

Capstone Property Recruitment’s Luke Borg is a member at Work Club.

Capstone Property Recruitment’s Luke Borg is a member at Work Club.Credit:Paul Jeffers

“Whereas you have to take a gamble if you move to fixed, larger traditional premises.”

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Schiavi said that adding to coworking’s appeal is increased choice (there are 90 operators in Melbourne and 79 in Sydney) and, in turn, quality.

She said the sector was bigger in Melbourne because rents were cheaper than in Sydney and there had been a migration of businesses out of the CBD since COVID-19, leading to a surge in suburban coworking sites.

Creative Cubes founder Tobi Skovron runs five Melbourne locations, with two to follow. His new venue in Collingwood, which spans three storeys and includes a Peloton studio, opened this week with one-fifth of the space already taken.

“Operators think of themselves as hospitality companies … Wired to create an experience where people want to come to the office.”

Brad Krauskopf, Flexible Workspace Ausrtralia and Hub Australia

Skovron isn’t opening any CBD locations. People didn’t want long commutes anymore, he said. “We are about building world-class facilities closer to home.”

Skovron said coworking spaces were a “massive…

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