Co-working spaces have been on the rise recently due to their accessibility, aesthetics and convenience.
What is this “co-working concept” exactly? Imagine a new eco-system of working, where design thinking takes primary foothold in creating the area, and where networking and smooth transitions between public and private working spaces become intuitive.
With amenities and quality pantries in the package too, these new working spaces got me hooked immediately.
Forget McDonald’s and Starbucks — here’s a list of 10 beautiful co-working spaces in Singapore for both working adults and students:
Moving The Office To A Home For A Reasonable Price
Located at Claymore Hill (Orchard) and Ascent (Singapore Science Park), this well-known co-working space provides cosy work spaces and assorted facilities at a reasonable price.
Targeted at mostly small and medium-sized enterprises, this place aims to create an ecosystem of tools and people — offering everything from free health insurance to discounted professional courses and even an in-house barista.
Price: $50/month (twice monthly usage) — $580/month (private desk & 24/7 access to Spacemob)
Spacemob @ Claymore: 8 Claymore Hill, #03-01, Singapore 229572; Spacemob @ Ascent: 2 Science Park Drive, #02-06, Singapore 118222 | Tel: +65 9858 2798 | Website
2. The Co.
Premium Shared Workspaces
Renowned for its eight-level High Street co-working space and simplistic Duxton space, The Co. offers growing entrepreneurial communities and innovators a chic, modern and minimalist co-working space. This means that it provides ample room for all workspaces — ranging from pods to breakout spaces, meeting rooms and even private offices for larger enterprises.
The Duxton outlet, though smaller and older to date, has the natural element and chic interior packaged beautifully. It also has MARVX Coffee Apothecary housed downstairs which offers humble and quality cups of coffee to keep you productive.
Price: Start at $45 (single-day pass), or try and do work there for a day for free to see if it’s a fit for you.
The Co. @ High Street: 75 High Street, Singapore 179435; The Co. @ Duxton: 99 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089543 | Tel: +65 6595 6288; +65 6233 6942 | Website
3. The Working Capitol
Casual Collaborative Working Experience
With its flagship store at Keong Saik road complete with calming, minimalist decor and loads of natural light, The Working Capitol aims to provide an inspiring and flexible space with stellar amenities. Be sure to check out the in-house cafe, surrounding good coffee shops, screening room and the beer garden for some after-hours fun.
Prices: Start at $38/day (single-pass access)
The Working Capital @ Keong Saik: 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109; The Working Capital @ Robinson: 140 Robinson Road, Singapore 068907 | Tel: +65 6805 4050; +65 6631 8472 | Website
4. The Hive
Turn Your Work Space Into A Social Space Too
Perfect for the budding entrepreneurs and small businesses set to make their marks across Asia, this cosy space along Hong Kong Street regularly hosts networking events every Thursday, ranging from informal drinks to specialised meet-ups.
The 17HKST cafe housed downstairs also happens to serve one of the best cups of coffee in Singapore. Check out The Hive’s Try Out Tuesdays from 8pm – 8am to co-work for free.
Prices: Start from $30/day (single-access pass) — $600/per person (one workstation per month & 24/7 access to hot-desks, storage space and even a rooftop cafe.
The Hive: 59 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059405 | Tel: +65 6532 2119 | Website
5. The Workhouse
Bringing Some Zen To Work
With this Little India shophouse outfitted by local design studio FARM, The Workhouse is a cosy, alternative, funky space for working, meetings, brainstorming or even team-building sessions. This venue even boasts shower facilities, a lounge, a zen-inspired courtyard, private storage space and a breezy outdoor terrace that doubles up as an event space for weekly socials.
This is definitely one to consider if you’re looking for a more laid-back and relaxing option of a working space.
Prices: Start at $40/day (ad-hoc users) — $450/mth (membership which includes a private storage space)
The Workhouse: 60 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207413 | +65 6291 2650 | Website
6. The A11ey
Perfect Affordable Space for Students
Conveniently located in Serangoon in the newly-launched S9 Building, the A11ey is a co-working and study space that provides affordable spaces for individuals, groups and discussions. The warmly-lit area is a conducive spot created for comfort and privacy where you can expect your productivity to hit the roof.
Removing the fancy amenities like cafe-inspired pantries and a rooftop space from the equation has made it really affordable for students on a budget. Be sure to book a space prior to your visit to ensure a hassle-free experience at the A11ey.
Prices: Start from $6 – $15 (for both individual and groups, for 3 – 12 hrs at a time)
The A11ey: S9 Building, 55 Serangoon North, Avenue 4, #02-03, Singapore 555859 | Tel: +65 8820 2117; +65 9487 4972 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 11am – 11pm | Website
A Membership Gets You Everything
ClubCo is the place for anyone — whether you’re a student, budding entrepreneur or a businessman. Just purchase a cup of joe or a tasty snack from the in-house cafe and you can enjoy the facilities for free.
As for the working ladies and men, this lifestyle working space is the perfect respite from your usual work desk or an easy alternative in the heart of the CBD, with flexible membership packages. If you’re not too sure if you would like to join the club, try out the free trial to figure out whether it’s the right match for you.
ClubCo: #01-05/06, 20 Cross Street, Level 1 Atrium China Square Central (China Court), Singapore 048422 | Tel: +65 6221 8076 | Website
8. The Refinery Workspace
A Gathering Of Creative Talent
Spurred by a simple idea of “Together we make better”, The Refinery Workspace is a dedicated workshop space for creative craftsmen. You’ll find ample space and tools dedicated for various types of craftwork and larger drafting tables for planning and creating.
The interior natural lighting complements and illuminates the space beautifully, making for a conducive working environment that’s also perfect for various shoots and features. To all budding craftsmen and artists out there, you no longer need to bust your pockets to find a working space.
The Refinery: 115 King George’s Ave Unit #01-02 | Tel: +65 62931204 | Website
9. Woolf Works
Designed By Women, For Women
Birthed as the only co-working space dedicated to women in Singapore, this place offers a conducive alternative for the stay-home working mum to work and interact with other women.
Fitted with an interior that is similar to a home-working environment, this beautiful rooftop office on Carpenter Street is the dream working environment every woman has in mind.
All women from all walks of life are welcome!
Price: $200/month (one day a week usage) — $600/month (permanent sit/stand desk with a storage trolley attached)
Woolf Works: 19 Carpenter Street, #05-01, Singapore 059908 | Website
10. The Work Project
Feel Like A King In This Swanky New Space
The Work Project is a new space that has recently launched at the new OUE Downtown, and it plans to headline co-working spaces in Singapore. Its revolutionary new space is designed with three main goals in mind: mobility, collaboration, and privacy on demand, with a chic interior and excellent facilities to boot.
Partnering with Hassle, The Providore and Omotesando Koffee has allowed The Work Project to create this cutting edge and customised co-working space for the leading masses and budding entrepreneurs.
Price: Memberships start at $295/month (part-time users) — $450/month (full time users)
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