Last week, co-working pioneer Hub Australia opened Victoria’s largest co-working space, Hub Southern Cross.
The space triples Hub’s footprint in Melbourne, occupying 3900 square metres and two floors of the historic Mail Exchange building on the corner of Spencer and Bourke streets.
Providing space for up to 700 members, Hub Southern Cross has a variety of private and open plan offices, as well as flexible seating. For larger company members, bespoke spaces can be customised.
There will also be more than 20 differently styled meeting spaces with presentation and conference facilities. Other key features onsite include a 50-plus seat café, a gym, bike parking, relaxation space, media room, hundreds of plants, a member gallery and an event space with a 100 person capacity.
Hub Australia CEO and founder, Brad Krauskopf, says that since the company’s launch in 2011, the co-working industry has rapidly evolved. “From origins supporting freelancers, co-working spaces are now attracting small and medium-sized businesses who are flocking to enjoy the benefits of being part of a co-working community and the flexibility to choose a space which suits the stage of their business growth,” Krauskopf says.
The new tenants of Hub Southern Cross include growing small and medium businesses across a variety of sectors such as creative, professional services and tech start-ups. By the end of this year, Hub Australia will support 1000 workers in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
Last week, FM reported that New York-based provider WeWork opened its first location in Sydney. Read more about the space here.