The Factory Interest Heats Up

factoryHow’s this for a New Year’s resolution? Start 2015 in a brand new place.

Co-working spaces are becoming more and more popular around the world and that’s what’s being created at The Factory. Redevelopment is set to begin in the next couple of weeks, with the aim of opening at the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015.

A shared workspace, The Factory will be home to creative individuals who have a wide range of business interests. There is a range of membership options available to suit the needs of tenants.

For casual members, The Factory has hot desks to use when the mood strikes. For those wanting to make The Factory their permanent work home, there are desks in shared areas; if you need more space, there are private, walled offices.

“We’ve also got funky spaces and breakout rooms, lots of spots to meet and talk and places to get down to business. It’ll be about interactive spaces where entrepreneurs will rub shoulders with investors and business people over coffee and a shared focus,” says BCC marketing manager Dave Craig.

“Renting space at the Factory will be more economical than many options in town. The rates include the office or desk and also operational expenses – such as internet and utilities. For most office spaces those charges are add-ons and can really increase the monthly outgoings.”

But he warns to get in now. “Spaces are filling up fast. We’ve had a lot of interest for both permanent desks and private offices.”

While everyone will have his or her own business to run, the new design of The Factory will create a collaborative environment. Residents –those who have either walled offices or desks in the open-plan shared space – will have access to all areas of The Factory, including the public lounge, meeting rooms and the kitchen. Non-residents are welcome to enjoy the lounge area during opening hours and can hire meeting rooms or the lounge for events.

“We’re renovating the building that is currently known as the Bio Commerce Centre to create a dynamic and interactive atmosphere. This is the first structure to be adapted for the FoodHQ super campus. The Factory opens right onto the Town Square on the FoodHQ super campus plan. We realise how important it is to be part of the FoodHQ campus and where we are placed puts us at its heart.”

You might work for yourself but you can still be a part of something bigger. Contact Dave Craig to find out more about these exciting workspace possibilities at dave@thebcc.co.nz.

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