13 Stylish Co-Working Spaces in SA

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COMPILED BY Amelia Brown


Encouraging productivity, creativity and collaboration, the co-working trend is showing no sign of slowing.

As the focus moves to niche offerings that allow people to share skills and build networks, the more agile approach to the shared workplace is influencing corporate design, too. Here’s a selection of 13 stylish co-working spaces around South Africa.

1. WORK & CO

Area: Cape Town CBD.

Designed by: Andrea Graff.

Work perks: Hot desks; shared and private offices; meeting rooms; a mobile office pod; tiered all-inclusive membership and day rates.

Image credit: Jan Ras

Image credit: Jan Ras

2. THE WORKSPACE, THE CLUB

Area: Pretoria (also Centurion, Joburg CBD, Midrand, Randburg, Sandton).

Designed by: Whitewall and OnePointZero.

Work perks: Tiered membership and day rates; private offices; hot desks; lounges and meeting rooms; boardrooms; countrywide Workspace access.

Image credit: Nic Baleta

Image credit: Nic Baleta

3. TINY EMPIRE

Area: Cape Town East City Precinct.

Designed by: Marcus Simal, Justin Parker and Cameron Munro.

Work perks: Concierge; flexible and dedicated work spaces and suites; boardrooms; work lobby and lounge; membership and day rates.

Image credit: Jan Ras

4. GLEE AT WORK

Area: Green Point, Cape Town

Designed by: Glen and Fee Ainsworth.

Work perks: Monthly membership and day rates; booth seating; hot desks; private offices; boardroom.

Image credit: Justin Patrick

Image credit: Justin Patrick

5. SPACES

Area: Century City, Cape Town

Designed by: Maarten Jamin of Spaces.

Work perks: Dedicated and hot desks; private offices; meeting rooms; worldwide Spaces access.

6. THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE

Area: Rosebank CBD (also Rosebank Central, Sandton, Morningside).

Designed by: Anatomy Design.

Work perks: Virtual office; tiered monthly membership; lounge; meeting rooms; private offices; boardroom and auditorium; gym; bar.

7. WORKSHOP17 TABAKHUIS

Area: Paarl (also Watershed and Kloof Street in Cape Town, opening in July).

Designed by: Nisha Parbhoo (architect), Janri Owen and Salomien Pieterse of Workshop17 and Platform Creative (interior design).

Work perks: Tiered membership; private offices; hot, standing and dedicated desks; lounges and meeting rooms; boardrooms; and café.

8. №80 HOUT STREET

Area: Cape Town CBD.

Designed by: Alan Alston.

Work perks: Fixed desk options and month-to-month membership.

Image credit: Dewald Daniels

Image credit: Dewald Daniels

9. IDEAS CARTEL THE FOUNDRY

Area: Green Point, Cape Town (also De Waterkant and CBD).

Designed by: Schuyler Vorster, Nicolette Basson and Kojabu Concepts.

Work perks: Tiered membership and day rates; shared and private offices; meeting rooms and boardrooms; functions space; member events.

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10. WORKSHOP17 FIRESTATION

Area: Rosebank (also West Street and Maboneng).

Designed by: Nisha Parbhoo (architect), Janri Owen and Salomien Pieterse of Workshop17 and Platform Creative (interior design).

Work perks: Tiered membership; private and semi-private offices; hot, standing and dedicated desks; seminar and meeting rooms; boardrooms; cafés.

11. OPEN PLAN STUDIO

Area: Morningside.

Designed by: Sean Stretch.

Work perks: 16 offices of various sizes; hot desks; meeting and events spaces; photographic studio; 24-hour access.

Image credit: Quintin Mills Dean Elliot

Image credit: Quintin Mills Dean Elliot

12. THE WORKSPACE, BALLITO

Area: Ballito (also Pietermaritzburg).

Designed by: Whitewall and OnePointZero.

Work perks: Tiered membership and day rates; private offices; hot desks; lounges and meeting rooms; boardrooms; function space; countrywide Workspace access.

13. GOODWork

Area: Woodstock, Cape Town

Designed by: Sphere Design & Architecture and GOOD

Work perks: Hot desks, suites, collaborative work spaces and access to GOOD’s amenities – the food hall, boardrooms, phone booths, meditation room and wellness centre.

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