Coworking Spaces

What is coworking?

Coworking spaces are made to encourage members to work collaboratively and share success. Different business owners and employees from a variety of companies share the space and bring their backgrounds together in a melting pot of skills and personalities. Coworking spaces are suited to any style of work. There are bustling incubation areas to encourage the transfer of ideas, and there are also quiet areas and private rooms for those who find they work better in silence.

Why coworking?

Coworking spaces are ideal places for cooperation between industries and the creation of great things together instead of in isolation. Coworking spaces offer mentorship from industry veterans, support from business owners having the same despairs and successes, encouragement from positive people, and even buyers when you launch your product or service. Coworking spaces are the best ground zero an idea could possibly have!

In today’s day and age, businesses need to remain flexible in the face of economic development and change. Collaborative workspaces allow for small businesses to specialize in their area of strength while outsourcing their weaknesses to other small businesses in their vicinity. This way, multiple players win at the same time.

Is coworking right for me?

In short: Yes! Coworking is for anybody. A common misconception of coworking spaces is that they are always bustling, but, as long as the space you’re a member of contains quiet communal areas and private offices, you can still work the way you like. Furthermore, traditional commercial office spaces guarantee privacy but also isolation, with no added benefit of being able to step outside and network at your own leisure. Coworking offers the best of both worlds for any personality type.

In addition, starting up a small business comes with high costs and many fixed overheads. If you’re looking for office space too, setting up phone and internet, furnishing, beautifying and then maintaining the office can rack up a pretty penny. Coworking spaces take care of some costs by providing fully serviced spaces where every amenity a small business needs are already set up, leaving less work and less cost to you!

Benefits of coworking

Waterman Business Centres offer a range of benefits including:

  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Prompt phone connection
  • Efficient printing facilities
  • Plenty of hot desks
  • Furnished and personalized private offices
  • Beautiful communal workspaces
  • Elegantly designed boardrooms
  • Private meeting rooms
  • State-of-the-art video conferencing rooms
  • Spacious training & event rooms
  • Friendly support staff
  • Lunch & recreational rooms with full kitchen
  • Tranquil rainforest room
  • Outdoor spaces for a breath of fresh air
  • Café in or nearby centres
  • Quiet coworking areas
  • Networking and idea incubation areas
  • Three great locations close to home (Narre Warren, Chadstone & Caribbean Business Park)
  • 24-hour access to the centre
  • Free parking on-site or nearby
  • Free, regular networking events
  • Support programs to help start/grow your business

Why coworking at Waterman?

We pride ourselves on our gorgeously designed spaces, but we’d be nothing without the community that makes Waterman Business Centres the place to be. Our designated Community Managers have specific jobs to get to know you and plan events to help bring all small business owners together. We help to spark relationships for you and begin the cross-pollination process that you can then continue.

We couldn’t say we love small business if we were in the real estate game. We know we love small business because we’re in this to foster irreplaceable communities.

So, why are coworking spaces so revolutionary?

Because we’re better together.

Coworking prices

We offer coworking spaces at three locations across the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne:

MEMBERSHIP PLUS PACKAGE – $349/MTH +GST

Made to fit the modern-day business owner, our Membership Plus Package moves into the future with the flexibility and ease to start coworking on demand! The best part? You can book the space you want, where you want! Choose any of over 100 rooms in any of our beautiful centres in Melbourne. You’ve finally found it: a flexible working environment that just…works!

What’s included?

  • Access to our Waterman Central System
  • 40 Waterman credits to book hot desks or meeting rooms
  • 24/7 access*
  • Wide variety of first class working options
  • Multiple locations all included
  • Kitchen / Bathroom facilities included
  • Multiple break out spaces
  • Multiple break out spaces
  • Access to the wider waterman community
  • Access to exclusive networking events
  • Access meeting rooms from $10/hour +GST
  • Upgrade your membership at any time
  • Access to Waterman events*

DEDICATED DESK PACKAGES – FROM $649/MTH +GST

A permanent workspace environment designed to encourage inspiration and collaboration alongside other like-minded co-workers.

What’s included?

  • 24/7 access to your own dedicated desk with storage
  • Use of other co-working areas
  • Unlimited internet (100:100mbps)
  • Meeting rooms at membership rates
  • Use of business address
  • Mail collection and delivery
  • Shower and change room facilities
  • Access to printing facilities
  • Your clients greeted by reception
  • Landline number connected to your 
mobile with unlimited calls
  • Join a large network of businesses
  • Semi secure car park
  • Access to our Business Builders 
Resource
  • 1 dedicated car park
Testimonial
Roll’d

Roll’d Australia has grown to almost 70 stores nation-wide in just 5 years, bringing delicious, fresh and healthy food inspired by the streets of Vietnam right to our doorstep. Finding a vibrant and exciting environment for this rapidly growing business saw them moving out of their own headquarters and into Waterman Chadstone. Bao Hoang, co-Founder and CEO, shares the benefits his company sees everyday by being a part of our coworking community.

Testimonial
Ven Creative

In just 6 months, Steve and Andy from Ven Creative upgraded from part-time Hot Deskers, to full-time Dedicated Deskers and now have upgraded to their own private office in Waterman Chadstone. Working from home for 2 years meant it was hard for them to meet clients, collaborate with other businesses and find people to call friends. Now they believe that being a part of a Waterman centre has changed not only their business but their personal life for the better.

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