Hub Australia has launched its first coworking site in Brisbane across four storeys in the heritage Anzac Square Building.
Hub Anzac Square occupies 3900 sqm in the Charter Hall-owned building and can accommodate 700 people.
The new venue includes private offices for up to 20 people, dedicated desks and flexible desks.
It is expected that users will comprise of companies of all sizes, including large corporates seeking flexible space for project teams.
Confirmed tenants include Australian publisher Pedestrian TV and Audience Group.
The specially designed facilities house a variety of working and break-out areas, high-tech meeting rooms and event spaces. Business members can also customise spaces to reflect their companies culture and brand.
Members can also access the media studio with podcasting and photography equipment, a fitness space, relaxation rooms, end-of-trip facilities with towel service and a parents room.
A rooftop terrace and in-house café with views over the CBD skyline and Brisbane River will be opening in January 2019.
The new site contributes to Hub Australia’s national footprint of nearly 20,000 square metres across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and now Brisbane.
“We’re proud to be a part of Brisbane’s continuing transformation into a business and innovation hub and excited to be extending our national coworking community with the opening of Hub Anzac Square,” Hub Australia Chief Executive Officer and founder Brad Krauskopf said.
“The state and city government’s exemplary investment in local business has driven significant growth in the startup sector and Brisbane has remained the second-largest city for startup founders for the last two years.
“The addition of Hub Anzac Square will provide growing and established businesses a high-quality workplace that helps them attract and retain talent.”
Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Hub Australia’s foray into the northern market bolstered the city’s reputation as a great place to live, work and invest.
“The launch of this coworking space comes at an exciting time of growth, with huge investment in small to medium businesses in Brisbane.
“Brisbane is recognised internationally as an innovative hub – ranked in the top 12 percent of global cities for innovation.
“We are committed to optimising technology and encouraging innovation to help build and sustain the growth and development of our city.”
The coworking brand is known for restoring heritage buildings into design-focused coworking spaces.
Built in 1957, the national heritage-listed Anzac Square Building was previously owned and occupied by the Queensland Government.
It retains many of its original art deco features including classical cast iron balustrading staircases with timber handrails, mosaic and terrazzo features and polished concrete floors.
There is also an atrium with original art-deco timber-framed windows, opening up levels four and five.
For more information about Hub Anzac Square, or to make an enquiry, see here.
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