Photography: Lana Kenney ©
When you’re on business in the Cape city bowl it gets tedious to have to keep each coffee slip, lunch bill and often the pesky parking slips when running from meeting to meeting. There’s also the chance that the hipster coffee shop that someone suggested you meet your client at is full and the Wi-fi speed has gone to the days of dial up. This is why I was excited when I came across a little memo about what has to be the most affordable Bree street office with a receptionist,coffee, impressive city views and great Wi-Fi. Introducing shared working space, Work & Co.
“I experienced the way that co-working spaces have taken off not just in South Africa, but globally, and how they are creating and supporting a new way to work, said Julien Verspieren.
“In Work & Co I wanted to create a unique 2,000 m2 space that people could draw inspiration from, interconnect through the latest technologies and grow their businesses. It combines the buzz of a coffee shop with the comforts of the most beautiful home, bringing a community of passionate entrepreneurs and creatives, working together under one roof. Work & Co is all about people”.
-Work & Co is the brainchild of French born Julien Verspieren.
In the heart of Cape Town’s city bowl, Work & Co is located in Touchstone House on trendy Bree Street, with amazing panoramic 360° views of the city.
The interiors were designed by top Cape Town-based international designer, Andrea Graff, who combines vibrant colours with classic and modern pieces. These pieces add to the natural light and beauty of the space and make it a place for entrepreneurs to to feel at home, while the art surrounding the work space enhances the creativity in the space.
From what I saw there are few officing options. A cafe styled sit anywhere, work anywhere offering that allows you to casually catch up on a clients social media or some research for your next pitch on Friday. If you’re looking for a little formality, there are office options of either a shared semi formal space with (staff) receptionist, high speed internet and business printing facilities as well as a board room that casually seats a maximum of 12 people and offers views of Table mountain.
With views like these, I may just trade my morning Villa 47 breakfast bill for a shared office on Bree!
To find out more on how to become a member or to book a tour of the space, visit Work & Co at www.workandco.co.za.
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