Cathay Organisation has unveiled a new space designed to reinvigorate the coworking scene in Singapore. Situated in the vibrant Robertson Quay neighbourhood, in close proximity to the Central Business District and surrounded by a host of fitness and lifestyle establishments, Gather aims to create a community of like-minded individuals and bring renewed inspiration to their work. As well as being conducive to a focused and productive work day, the pet-friendly space prioritises the wellbeing of their members through a unique and engaging programme of lifestyle offerings.
Designed by Takenouchi Webb – the name behind a slew of establishments across the city, including The Straits Clan, Esora, and The Tippling Club – Gather is warm, bright and inviting. The design brief for GATHER was to create a softer workplace; this was achieved through opening up the space and maximising ceiling heights and natural light, using full-length windows to allow natural light to shine in and welcome the surrounding greenery.
The colour palette uses a selection of earthy pinks, whites, and light wood colours to complement the use of natural marbles and stronger terrazzo tones to create a relaxed atmosphere which differentiates it from other coworking options in the city. Whilst the design of the workspaces was kept relatively simple, a heavier focus was placed on the key communal areas, where more impactful materials were used, with brass elements punctuating the social setting.
A coworking space designed with the modern- day business in mind, Gather offers a host of workplace options, from fully-furnished offices to bespoke suites and event spaces, workshops, sessions and activities.
A total of 12 offices range in occupancy from 6 to 40 people. On level 3, all spaces are fully furnished, with private offices suitable for up to 8 people. On levels 4 and 5, bespoke options offer freedom and flexibility for individuals to customise their own office space and layout, whilst still benefitting from the various perks of a Gather membership. Larger office spaces on these floors are able to accommodate businesses of up to 40 employees.
Situated on the outskirts of the iconic Orchard Road shopping district and easily accessible from the Central Business District, Robertson Quay makes for a more relaxed office location; the urbanised area is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes, with al fresco dining options aplenty and a focus on community and neighbourhood. Holding the wellbeing of their members in high regard, Gather has partnered with several establishments in and around Robertson Quay, offering exclusive benefits for members with Orange Theory Fitness, Absolute You and F45, amongst others. The new coworking space will also play host to regular networking and community-based events, offering members the opportunity to expand their network, learn new skills, and embrace a more social work life.
The new Trehaus at City Hall is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool and childcare that is changing early education, focuses on building character and future skills, and lets parents be present for their children’s learning journey.
Serving the needs of working parents, Funan’s North Office Block will house Trehaus School , a childcare centre and preschool that can accommodate over 100 children aged two months to six years; as well as Trehaus Club, a family club that offers member families with access to an indoor playground café, themed play dates and enrichment programmes.
"It takes a village to raise a child".
Spanning an impressive space of 12,000 sq ft, Trehaus at City Hall is the modern village where the future family works, learns and plays together.
Find out more about this multi-concept new venue here.
The Carrot Patch offers a new coworking experience in singapore. Be the first to gain access to exclusive bars, which are specially transformed into coworking spaces during office hours just for you. The Carrot Patch @ SKAI Bar is based right above City Hall MRT station, provides an intimate social setting featuring breath-taking panoramic views of Singapore’s glittering cityscape.
Best for the hustler or entrepreneur who needs to meet your potential investors and deliver that winning pitch! The hotel standard ambience coupled with gorgeous views of Singapore’s skyline will definitely impress them. You can even stay on till after-hours (when the space transforms back into a bar), to mingle and chat with them over drinks (Yes, as a member you are also entitled to exclusive discounts!). View their price plans here.
Located at a prime location in Singapore’s Raffles Place, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay will welcome a multi-faceted co-working community and unique tenant mix to the commercial building.
This centre will enjoy a unique street frontage facing the busy Collyer Quay, and sheltered access to Raffles Place MRT. Occupying 16,800 sq ft across three levels and interconnected by an iconic stairway, members and tenants of the building can take advantage of the centre’s community areas such as café, lounge area and event spaces.
Highlights of the space include a meditation corner, snooze lounge and reading area situated at the basement. Members can also expect to benefit from JustCo’s diverse community and innovative environment through regularly curated events and networking sessions. Aesthetically, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay features bold and vivid colour tones, a sprawl of greenery and tropical elements, alongside wood flooring and furnishing.
This co-working space, supported by Enterprise Singapore, will provide an interactive environment for both local and international, cross-disciplinary designers to congregate, exchange ideas and connect with potential partners and talents. It intends to bring together industry players who are relevant to the fashion and design ecosystem such as value chain suppliers like fibre producers and textile manufacturers, beauty & lifestyle service providers such as photographers and make-up artists.
Housed at the top two levels of the newly-opened Design Orchard, The Cocoon Space is designed to provide the community with networking and interaction opportunities, whilst also offering quiet corners and workstations to foster creativity and innovation. The open work area on level two, which includes, adaptable desk spaces at the Gallery, the Co-Lab, the Incubation Room and theatre space - The Cave is thoughtfully designed to cater to a variety of business needs by providing web-meeting and other high-tech facilities.
TCS also caters to special fashion-centric requirements with The Makers Studio which is well equipped with industrial grade sewing machines and by providing a dedicated space which allows designers to exhibit their work. Adjacent to The Makers Studio is a Resource Wall that will feature different types of fabric and materials and a 3D Printer. On the top level, TENCELTM Studio (the event hall) is set against a lush, green outdoor amphitheatre overlooking Orchard Road – a perfect space for designers to launch their collections, or for companies who intend to run workshops or fashion shows.
“The Cocoon Space has been designed with much support from TaFF’s partners; this includes colleagues from Singapore Furniture Industries Council who have provided advisory on suitable furniture and SGTech on tech infrastructure. TCS is indeed a project of shared effort and collaborations”, says Mr Wilson Teo, Vice-President, Executive Committee, TaFF.
In addition, TaFF is working with international partners such as The Mills Fabrica of Hong Kong to provide members of TCS with the use of their state-of-the-art prototyping lab and tech style-focused (intersection of technology and style) workspace in Hong Kong. Such efforts will help TCS’s community to venture into international markets and to provide tangible benefits for those who have plans to take flight beyond the domestic market.
TaFF is also launching a programme called The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), supported by Enterprise Singapore, which will run at TCS.
TBFI is a 30-week long programme that equips and enables aspiring firms who are keen to launch and/or scale their business in the fashion industry. Applicants may include firms with fashion or accessories collections, fashion technology and textile-related products or solutions. Applicants for the program will be curated by a panel of distinguished business veterans from both the fashion & textile and technology industry. Successful applicants will undergo mentorship in product portfolio development, business model structuring, pitching, and relevant exposure totechnological innovations and sustainability.
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies grow together. At their newest convenient address at ARC 380 in Jalan Besar, you can discover floors of coworking and private offices that cater to needs you didn’t even know you had. Their spaces are designed to promote productivity whether you’re a team of one or 100, and month-to-month flexibility means your space is just as agile as you are. Plus, one all-inclusive rate makes things easy.
The Jalan Besar branch is also the firm's first site with additional amenities such as a sky terrace with a swimming pool, a gym and an open rooftop.
Any workspace can have a lounge, but theirs are decorated with custom murals. Your old office might have had a coffee pot, but theirs has a micro-roasted coffee bar and fresh fruit water. They’ve considered every detail so you can focus on your business. Beyond desks, staff, and amenities, find a community of forward-thinking companies and in-house events that connect you organically.
Hong Kong-based co-working outfit Campfire Collaborative Spaces announced that it has leased all 16 floors at 139 Cecil Street and is creating a multi-industry focused hub at this address.
The site is currently an 11-storey building undergoing major renovation to add five more floors, which Campfire said includes a roof terrace with an "industry-first sky pool, rooftop bar, outdoor dining area and cabanas" for members.
Upon completion in the third quarter of 2019, its 85,000 square feet of space will make it Campfire's largest site globally. Campfire was founded two and a half years ago, and now has 20 co-working sites across four countries occupying over 580,000 sq ft.
Just a stone’s throw from the CBD, among the townhouses, is Singapore's latest and the most stunning addition to The Hive's Asian coworking network - The Hive Carpenter. Occupying the whole of the gleaming new Carpenter Haus tower - a six-storey, glass-fronted structure with truly spectacular views of the city.
The Hive is Asia’s widest network of coworking spaces, where a community of entrepreneurs, start-up’s, and creatives businesses strive. Currently, they have locations in Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore and Bangkok.
Their spaces are beautifully designed and they offer range of hot desks and stylish private offices to rent flexibly by the week, month or year. They combine their wonderful interiors, in the heart of this hugely popular district, with a laid-back garden terrace.
By joining The Hive, you become part of a vibrant community of like-minded and inspiring people. The Hive membership will also include access to all of The Hive events across all locations, making it perfect to grow new connections, form collaborations and for the creative community to get together.
Integrating smart technology to provide members with comprehensive office solutions within their corporate ecosystem from level 1 to 7 of Republic Plaza at Raffles Place, Distrii innovates the way businesses interact with office spaces, resources and applications. Via the intuitive Distrii App, they empower you to run your business with everything at your fingertips, from facilitating daily operational activities to complementing business networking, equipping you with the convenience you never had before.
Located at heart of Central Business District (CBD), Distrii Singapore’s 60,000 sq ft of workspace @ Republic Plaza is directly connected to Raffles Place MRT Station. With a wide array of workspace options – collaborative spaces, private office to tailored-made Team Space within their coworking environment that encompasses of lifestyle amenities, they welcome all like-minded individuals and organizations to vibe off each other to produce stunning work there with them.
Core Collective is a collaborative centre for fitness and wellness professionals and enthusiasts, anchored on the philosophy of care.
They cater to busy professionals in downtown Singapore, providing them access to a full range of fitness and wellness programmes to rejuvenate both mind and body.
At Core Collective, they believe in fostering entrepreneurship and facilitating the sharing of knowledge amongst their resident community of fitness and wellness professionals - integrating cross-industry expertise within a curated environment for the benefit of their members.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
The Great Room, a hospitality-led co-working space expands its presence and continues to bring the hotel industry's best tricks to the Singapore co-working space with the opening of its second location in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District at Centennial Tower.
Spanning 36,000 square feet over two floors with a 360-degree wrap-around view of downtown Singapore, the new space is a response to the success and strong demand received from its first One George Street location opened in 2016. This opening is set to challenge the current workspace model and elevate the co-working scene in Singapore by combining the best of private members' clubs such as Soho House with co-working spaces aimed at enterprising professionals.
Designed in collaboration with global design studio HASSELL, The Great Room at Centennial Tower is sophisticated, laden with natural light and the most sumptuous views of Singapore’s signature cityscape.
Occupying three full floors of a stunning glass building in the core of downtown Singapore, WeWork Beach Centre is sure to take your breath away. Join the throngs of multinational companies of all industries and sizes that flock to the area to enjoy the garden city.
Conveniently located between three major MRT stations—City Hall, Bugis, and Esplanade—with each just a short walk away, WeWork Beach Centre makes your morning commute a breeze. Enjoy tasty lunches at Vatos Urban Tacos or the Armoury, try out famous chicken rice stalls in the area, or plan an after-work hang at the taps of Baccarat. You’ve never felt more comfortable at work than you will at Beach Centre. Go see for yourself.
Immersed in what’s increasingly becoming a global commerce, finance, and transportation hub, WeWork’s shared workspaces in Singapore enable access to a world of seemingly limitless investment potential. Singapore’s fast-paced cosmopolitan lifestyle—featuring a diverse mix of languages, religions, and cultures—in a sprawling urban environment makes it an ideal spot for innovators of any kind to set up shop. Whether you’re looking for a flagship home or expansion outpost, WeWork shared offices provide a premium entry point to this emerging economic powerhouse.
Situated at Katong Point, MOX is the first and largest independent design resource workspace for the creative entrepreneurs.
MOX aims to empower the creative community by providing a space for makers, designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to work and co-exist together with experiential retail spaces to showcase their creations and products.
In addition to the usual co-working space features, MOX’s members will also enjoy specialty rooms such as 3D printing, sewing, photo studio, crafting stations, workshops and iMac kiosks with relevant design programmes such as SketchUp, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite design software.
The name MOX is inspired by the word ‘moxie’ which means to be brave, bold and daring. This is exactly what MOX’s community exemplifies, the courage to be different.
Other facilities available at MOX includes an auditorium space, shower facilities, nap room, pantries and even a full-service child care centre for parent-preneurs.
District6, Singapore’s newest co-working space, has opened its doors.
Housed on the second floor of Odeon Towers, the chic and minimalist space is designed to flood the space with natural light in the day. The generous 10,000 square feet space is outfitted with comforting furnishings and a pleasing palette of wood and white – drawing from the belief that the art of a decluttered space leads to a decluttered mind. Furthermore, the founders have left it up to the discretion of its tenants to decorate their own office as they see fit such that it would feel more like their very own space.
The promising community that the District6 team have built so far include people who create and innovate the built environment like real estate tech and smart living start-up IglooHome and one of the most significant research and education non-profits in the real estate industry - Urban Land Institute.
The team at DISTRICT6 will host events relevant to the co-working community that inspire and inform, above the usual networking opportunities. Those include, the first real estate tech Hackathon in Singapore hosted in collaboration with IglooHome, keynote speeches and networking hosted by Urban Land Institute, and fundraisers for visionary hotel schools in Myanmar.
The unassuming but elegantly designed space at District6 is utilised to provide a range of flexi desks, dedicated desks, private studios (for teams of 2 to 4), private offices (for larger companies with 5 to 20 people); and four unique meeting rooms.
Amenities and facilities include small meetings rooms, dedicated phone booths, a large boardroom, and an event space that holds up to 100 people, complete with 8-metre high ceiling with a projectable wall. The communal ‘living room’ also houses specialty Coffee bar from Kyoto, Kurasu. All beans are sourced by a specialty roaster around Japan to offer the finest selection of brews to keep the team going throughout the day – all complimentary to members of course.
Ritual has branched out to the CBD area and their 3rd outlet is now at Robinson Road.
They have taken away all the excuses for not going to the gym. All you need to do is find half an hour in your busy day and show up at one of their premises.
Ritual offers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which combines strength training with cardio, allowing you to train the entire body in a mere 20-minute session. 20 minutes of HIIT has been repeatedly shown to be far more effective than an hour of consistent effort on a bike or a treadmill. If you can just ask a little bit more from your body than it can handle, you can raise your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours after your training session.
They've got 4 levels of progression, so whether you're a high level athlete or stepping into a gym for the first time, they've got you covered. There's no 'one size fits all' when it comes to fitness, so their coaches are trained to adjust the daily programs according to your specific needs.
At Ritual, they focus on form over reps, because not only will you get more out of doing 5 perfect reps than 15 poorly-executed ones, you' re far less likely to injure yourself in the process. With just 10 paxs per group session, you'll always get high-quality coaching with lots of personal attention, within a fun, supportive environment.
The Work Project (a Hong Kong-based co-working space operator) will be opening soon in June 2017. It will fill the entire 4th floor of the new OUE Downtown Gallery located at Shenton Way.
The new 20,000 sq ft of co-working space will have:
230 private workstations, 100 hot desks and 120 collaboration spaces
Over 20 meeting rooms
Event space and workshop room
Full-service pantry including breakfast and lunch selection from The Providore
Full-service café by Omotesando Koffee
Nursing and first aid room
The Work Project has carefully designed a multi-sensory environment to enhance productivity: Every single element – including music, scent, refreshments and furniture has been carefully curated with the goal of improving productivity and work experience. Members are empowered with access to a range of facilities, services and thoughtfully curated amenities that will help accelerate their rise.
LEVEL3 is a collaboration work and event space launched by Unilever Foundry and Padang & Co that provides a springboard for startups to scale and build successful businesses through interaction and partnership with Unilever and other corporations.
Connected to Unilever’s regional headquarters at Mapletree Business City, Singapore, LEVEL3 is a workspace that supports Singapore’s emerging startup ecosystem and entrepreneur community to create and connect to real business opportunities.
Get in touch with them if you are pioneering the future in marketing and AdTech, enterprise tech (analytics, IoT, etc.), product and ingredient tech and consumer insights. LEVEL3 is also perfect for those makers inventing new business models or for those making an impact through social entrepreneurship business opportunities.
Startups have the opportunity to engage with Unilever Foundry and other ecosystem partners to solve business challenges ranging from marketing to finance, logistics, supply chain and customer development.
The new JustCo coworking centre at UIC Building is slated to open in May.
JustCo prides itself on being the largest co-working space provider in Singapore and is the coworking spinoff of JustOffice, a serviced office provider which has five locations in Singapore and another two in Shanghai.
At 40,000 square feet (3,700 square metres), this new space stretches across two floors and will be capable of accommodating more than 1,000 desks.
The UIC Building location is JustCo’s fourth coworking space in Singapore, in addition to their Robinson Road and Raffles Quay locations. In May, JustCo will also be opening a location at the Marina One tower in Marina Bay.
Launched in March 2017, The Working Capitol on Robinson is the second location in Singapore by The Working Capitol. It offers premier coworking solutions and a whole lot more to fit your lifestyle in the heart of Singapore’s CBD. The brand new space includes a restaurant, café, gym, outdoor pool, sky garden, member’s lounge, event space, and dedicated co-working areas.
Recently named one of the top coworking spaces in Asia by Forbes, The Working Capitol’s community and professional services enable its members to grow and scale their businesses. Companies come to The Working Capitol to attract and retain top talent, as well as build corporate cultures that will sustain them in the long run.
The Working Capitol on Robinson occupies approximately 55,000 square feet across 11 floors, and provides options for businesses ranging from 1-200 people with hotdesks, private offices, and duplex penthouses.
Launching soon in January 2017, ClubCo is turning co-working on its head. They are committed in providing a lifestyle working experience for individuals and businesses through the integration of cutting-edge workspaces, premium meeting rooms, versatile function areas and collaborative event spaces with their established lifestyle restaurant, cafe and bar. Instead of paying for your workspace, 100% of your membership fee can be redeemed for food, beverage and other club services available.
Membership packages are tailored to suit your requirements and deliver all-inclusive benefits in an environment that revolves around networking and learning whilst being supported by great food, coffee and drinks from their restaurant, Club Meatballs.
Serving a diverse menu revolving around meatballs where you 'choose your own food adventure', every meal can be created differently in Club Meatballs. With a happening bar, Club Meatballs is also a great spot to socialise, network or conduct your casual meetings throughout the day. You can also book parties and events in Club Meatballs where they can help you bring in bands and other entertainments to suit your requirements. All using your club membership account, so you will be cashless while ordering food and drinks in Club Meatballs.
Spacemob is now open, and is the largest co-working space in Orchard with ergonomically designed offices, flex desks, high-tech meeting rooms, and an in-house barista. The 15,000sq feet space that can accommodate up to 200 members, provides individuals and companies with easy access to courses and foundations to take their business to next level.
Spacemob differentiates itself with an offering that goes way beyond flexible work-spaces and networking opportunities. It aims to help businesses bring their vision to life through a host of value added benefits such as health insurance, access to payroll processing software and corporate rates on travel even for freelancers.
The use of technology has been specifically designed to ease the lives of their members. Each member has an online profile that lists what they can do, what kind of help they need and contact information. Wireless payments are used throughout the space, so a wave of your mobile pays for lunch, coffee or books a meeting room. Subscription plans are managed entirely online. Benefits also include bi-monthly free lunches, afternoon pick-me-ups and a wide variety of social and educational programs including lunch seminars, workshops and networking events. Artworks by local artists are dotted around throughout the venue.
The OutPost is more than a coworking space. Their core mission is to help resident companies enter the Southeast Asian market quickly and effectively.
They cater to entrepreneurial growth companies starting their first Southeast Asian offices as well as earlier-stage companies scoping out the market.
Their flagship facility offers a plug & play coworking space in Singapore and flexible, cost-effective lease terms in a fun, shared environment. Resident companies can easily network and learn from one another.
But what really distinguishes The OutPost is their team of experienced professionals with domain expertise in business development, marketing, public relations, law, accounting and finance who maintain strong relationships throughout the Southeast Asian region. Either directly or through their roster of trusted partners, they can offer a holistic service offering to get companies new to the region up and running in the shortest time possible and to help them expand