Coworking is the new normal [but we don’t need to tell you that!] with a recent report from Forbes reporting that “71% want the option to work remotely, citing a better work-life balance (60%), reduced transport costs (47%), and lower carbon footprint (35%) as the biggest influencing factors” when it comes to coworking. Hence, we’ve partnered with QICGRE owned Eastland to launch the all-new space this September!
Waterman members can enjoy the features that you know and love, but just closer to home including private offices suitable for SMEs, flexible co-working areas intrinsically designed for start-ups with access to state-of-the-art conference centres, interactive board rooms and creative break out spaces.
Think: Members lounge and cafe with state-of-the-art mezzanine and full views of the shopping centre, eight meeting, board and conference rooms, private lift access from the shopping centre for easy drop-in and out shopping escapades. Parking is fully included with office spaces (normally $30 per day for shoppers), offices seating between 2-50 people, 24/7 security with light night patrols, plus, the new Waterman Centre Eastland spans the inside of the shopping centre, so it is filled with natural light across the entire floor.
The premium, flexible workplace spans across nearly 3,500sqm of floor space on level three of Eastland. Members can enjoy the unrivalled convenience and connectivity of being located at the helm of the premier retail, civic, entertainment and hospitality destination.
“The shopping centre model has proven to be a success with pre-COVID-19 occupancy levels sitting at 100% for two consecutive years. Our annual coworking survey also reported that 82% of our members value easy access to shopping centre amenities such as parking, retail, dining, banking and postal centres” Waterman Marketing Manager, Chris Jbeily said.
In a post COVID-19 climate, we understand businesses are looking for dynamic workplace solutions and are rethinking their priorities and are beginning to value flexibility and convenient locations for their employees more than ever. Waterman Eastland offers blended workspaces between home and the office which key trends are showing are an increased priority for businesses. Many Members opt to split between working from a Waterman Business Centre and working from home. This still allows professionals to collaborate in person whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance, plus, offers a reduction in rent for businesses for wins all round.
With all of the Waterman Centres strategically located in the outskirts of Melbourne, the reduced commute times have been a significant drawcard for Waterman members. “Enough data confirms that the length of your commute negatively impacts productivity, satisfaction and overall mental wellbeing. Part of our brand mission is to create a healthier Australian workforce by bringing the office closer to our member’s homes” said Chris Jbeily.
The latest Waterman Business Centre in Eastland enables more Members to work, shop and socialise where they live, whilst simultaneously aiding the daytime vibrancy and corporate amenities within the area. We’re better together.
Together, we aim to make everyday life easier for the families of Melbourne’s east while developing the reputation of Ringwood as an attractive place to visit and conduct business.
Here at Waterman, we will continue to help businesses flourish by providing inspiring spaces and supportive communities. Our key focus is always on our Members needs and extended community by building centres designed for innovation, collaboration and connection whilst incorporating COVID-19 safe workplace practices into their designs.
We’re excited to welcome our Waterman Members into our all-new Eastland community. Discover our flexible options, today.