The next generation of co-working spaces are so much more than just desks and a tin of Nescafe Blend 43.
Taking a more holistic approach to office life, Perth’s co-working spaces, including a couple of exclusive members clubs, now incorporate wellness facilities like gyms and saunas, and provide sophisticated spaces for networking and socialising.
Check out a few of our faves around Perth below:
Preferring to define itself as a subcultural hub, Lawson Flats is the more luxurious way to expand your work-from-home set-up. Occupying three floors in an Art Deco building on The Esplanade, it looks like something straight out of an interior design magazine with its velvet finishes and vintage furnishings. The members-only club also offers a suite of wellness amenities including a sauna and gym, as well as plenty of opportunities for play thanks to a karaoke room, pool room and bar. Membership requires a one-off $1,000 joining fee and then is $42 per week for under 34-year-olds and $56 per week for everyone else.
“It’s all things from health to hedonism for members,” says Founder Alessio Fini, “a place of substance – in a city where there’s so much space between one person and the next, we hope to create a density of creative, engaged, and inspired people from all corners – and to enjoy all the interesting, often spontaneous, things that come from that.”
“Ultimately, the decision to leave the comfort of home, head into the city and embrace the shared working lifestyle is driven by the desire for a holistic and fulfilling work experience,” adds Membership Director Scott King.
4 Sherwood Court, Perth
Vitality House is the co-work and wellness haven freelancers dream of. Located in West Leederville, the members-only hub boasts a stylish open-plan co-working space, café, private boardroom and a broadcasting studio, not to mention, infrared saunas, ice baths, a mindfulness studio and a hydroxy pod. In expanding its co-working offering, the House will be opening a new nearby space called Vitality Works at the end of the year. Membership can be tailored to your needs with pricing starting at $100 per month for more casual use, reaching up to $1,500 per month for a permanent desk and unlimited wellbeing.
Founding director Amy Coleman says COVID has only accelerated the ability for people to curate their work lives: “There is more freedom for people to express their own lives in the way they work than there has ever been before.”
4 Southport Street, West Leederville
The Garden Office Park
Located in Osborne Park, Regus’s The Garden Office Park makes incorporating fitness into your work schedule a breeze. In addition to a gym and showers, members also have access to a tennis court and swimming pool. As for the office space, The Garden Office Park provides meeting rooms, break-out areas and video-conferencing equipment so you can host meetings with ease. A co-working membership is priced at $179 per month while day co-working costs $69 per day. Regus also offers three other co-working spaces in the CBD, as well as a location in Nedlands.
355 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park
For those looking for a trendy workspace in the heart of Perth’s CBD, look no further than FLUX. Created by Spacecubed, the co-working and office space offers a communal kitchen, bike room, showers, meeting rooms and private phone booths. FLUX offers three types of co-working memberships, ranging from five days of access per week to 24/7 access with a permanent desk.
191 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Claisebrook Design Community
Geared towards creatives, Claisebrook Design Community is an industrial-style co-working hub that offers its members access to meeting rooms, a boardroom, showers, a café, function centre and a kitchen. The space is also conveniently located within walking distance of Claisebrook Station, not to mention Teeter Bakery if you’re looking for a quick sugar fix before smashing out some work. Claisebrook Design Community offers a range of packages, including $430 per month for a desk and $1,635 per month for an office.
25 Gladstone Street, Perth
One of the OG co-working spaces to arrive in Perth, WeWork in the Central Park building also just happened to be Perth is OK!’s home base for its first few years of existence! You can choose between just desk space for yourself, or from a variety of private office spaces at different sizes. There are plenty of other work perks that come with the WeWork life too, including conference rooms to hire, an onsite barista slinging free coffees all day, and Friday arvo fun and networking opportunities each week.
Central Park, 152 St George’s Terrace, Perth
Cleaver Street Studios
If you’re looking for something a little more casual, Cleaver Street Studio is a drop-in co-working space and creative hub that’ll get the juices flowing. It’s a bright, airy studio filled with greenery and great natural light and best of all – their hot desk co-working space is now 100% free! Just grab a coffee from the coffee shop out front and settle in for the day. Before WeWork this was where Perth is OK! very humble beginnings began – a great spot to meet like-minded folks and walking distance to Leedy, Northbridge and the CBD.
14 Cleaver Street, West Perth