Where to work, when home isn't working.
Where to work, when home isn't working.
- By SG Staff
- | Mar 24, 2017
[Updated on Apr 13] Whether you’re a struggling entrepreneur, an aspiring startup or just someone who can’t get motivated working from home, these shared office spaces may be the answer.
There is now a new co-working space specifically for innovators at High Street Centre, offering sweeping views of Marina Bay Sands and Raffles Place. Expect industrial-chic chandeliers, a "wall of inspiration", and a wide selection of collaborative spaces such as dedicated and hot desks, as well as private offices.
The back-to-basics co-working movement Clockwork has extended their plans to turn the underutilized spaces into a conducive work space during the day to The Projector. Clockwork offers a fuss-free, no-BS kind of working environment with a supposedly friendly crowd so you can get things done. However, theyr'e only open 9am to 5pm on weekdays (also because The Projector has to resume operations). You're right by the MRT and there's cheap Thai food on the lower floors of Golden Mile. Location aside, the other best part is the price: it’s $200 per month and day passes are $30. Here, you’ll have access to your own personal space, fast Wi-Fi, free refreshments and a printer.
Occupying four floors of the Parakou building, this co-working space gives you a view of the city's skyline, and there are plenty of opportunities for collaborations and discussions with booth buddies. Among its amenities are a ping pong and foosball table. Their office spaces are filled with work furnishings, books and some '80s retro decor (we spy a Space Invaders wall mural and some old school arcade machines). There's also a pantry and a few meeting rooms, should you want to arrange meetings with clients. It's $50 to rent a desk for a day, but if you're in it for the long haul, the rent is $800 a month for a studio space.
This local innovation catalyst company—a collaboration between Unilever Foundry and Padang & Co—welcomes tech startups and entrepreneurs in Singapore all around the world to use their 22,000 sq. ft. workspace. Padang & Co designed and manages the space, which houses facilities like hot desks, phone booths, board rooms and event spaces. The space is also connected to Unilever’s headquarters, which will give you access to their events and programmes. Membership plans start from $400 for a hot desk, which gives you unlimited access to the table along with five hours use of their meeting rooms, to $4500 for a six-member team suite plan, which provides you a company logo, individual lockers and more.
This is another one of the cool shared spaces at arts enclave Bras Basah, a huge 8,000 sq. ft. space with meeting rooms, kitchen areas, work stations, private desks, and even space for a spot of table tennis. It’s also user-friendly and accessible per-hour booking rates with work stations starting from $30 a day and going up to $600 a month. This space also lets you work late and is open round the clock.
Spacemob has two branches, one in Orchard and the other in Science Park. While the former boasts an accessible location, the (more recently opened) latter is housed in a new building called Ascent and caters to the people over at Kent Ridge area. The 14,000 sq. ft. space continues the bright, cheerful color tones used in the previous space, with pastel pink walls and other furniture in yellow, green, red and blue. Besides individual desks, there are also meeting rooms, a 60-seater event space and more. To spice up your work day, they serve coffee and snacks all day and do special events like Takeaway Thursdays. Membership starts at $50, or get on the for $580 package to get a fixed desk.
This New York styled industrial loft-inspired 2,500 sq. ft. public co-working space offers affordable hot desks at $45 per day, and permanent desks from $350 per month. They also have a stylish meeting sofa and table (available for booking), a modern kitchen, and an in-house photo studio for budding photographers—open for booking on weekdays and weekends, for a minimum of 2 hours, starting from $35 per hour.
For those used to hot-desking and minimalist spaces, this eight-storey building fits the bill. It has a dark, glossy lobby that's no stranger to buzzy corporate parties, and an open concept third level that's hosted the likes of Startup Grind and Elance, making it quite a focus for those on trend with the local scene. Individual desks go for $45 a day, $350 for 10 visits a month and $600 monthly, while a swanky office suite can set you back $700-990 per person.
This 15,000 sq. ft. stylish space with its blue-tan color scheme, hardwood floors, leather sofas and retro-chic touches recently launched at One George Street. The space features several individual Hot Desks in a shared space, all with pretty city views; Hot Offices that are enclosed and private and Dedicated Offices furnished with storage, several leather tasked chairs and timber desk. There's also a Drawing Room refreshment area that serves free coffee by Papa Palheta, and hosts a Monday Breakfast Club. Get a day pass starting at $70, or you can sign up to be a member from $750 a month which gives you access to the Hot Offices, exclusive events, a business address and other members perks.
It takes over the historic AIA building and merges five shophouses into one giant co-working space. This space is open plan with lots of light from the shuttered windows, despite the fact that it's decked out in a mandatory white washed color scheme. The co-working space also has private offices and a dedicated events venue with a pretty flexible schedule: you can book on a daily basis or have a permanent space. It's also home to a cafe, The People Vs., with a selection of coffees, teas, breads and the likes. A day pass is $53.50 and $872.05 per month for a 24 hour access to a workdesk.
The second outlet of the minimalistic The Working Capitol on Robinson Road is an 11-storey establishment providing a variety of work stations that can fit up to 200 people. You get to choose from options like individual hot desks, privote offices and duplex penthouses, all designed by international firm Hassell and furnished by OpenDesk. Besides all the working spaces, this outlet also has various lifestyle facilities like F&B establishment Plain Vanilla, a 20-meter outdoor pool, a gym space by Ritual, a sky garden with a great view, a bar and a members' lounge. They have monthly membership plans from $255, which gives you access to a working seat for 10 days, full member benefits and member rates for events, $729 for a permanent table with lockable storage cabinets included and $995 for a private office space and complimentary meeting room bookings.
Located at the vibrant and bustling Circular Road neighborhood in a shophouse that dates back to the late 1800's, Tribe by TEC upholds the concept of "office without walls" across its 4,000 sq. ft. space, which has become a big trend among startup companies to allow workers to mingle and interact with one another. This two-floor open concept office has some quirky bits to it, with furniture like the lorry-shaped table, a colorful solo sofa, cork shelves and many more, which livens up the atmosphere of the office. Tribe offers 15 different offices with varying sizes and has a maximum capacity of 73 workstations.