29 January Spaces, the Amsterdam-based creative co-working hub, now open in Thailand
Hot on the global co-working trend, Spaces offers Bangkokians flexible working options
Amsterdam-based creative workspace pioneer Spaces recently opened its first Thailand location in Bangkok’s Summer Hill community mall at the BTS Phra Khanong. The convenient location provides 1,260sqm of sleek and inspiring office space, including 334 desks and three meeting rooms.
The innovative Dutch concept at the forefront of the rapidly changing work landscape which has seen the number of flexible workplaces increase by 20 percent worldwide in the last 12 months and that number looks set to grow, with statistics from the 2017 Global Coworking Survey by SocialWorkplaces.co finding that 1.2M people worldwide have worked in a co-working space. The survey from Spaces also found that:
– 69 percent of millennials will trade other work package benefits for a better workplace
– 53 percent of professionals now work remotely for at least half their working week
– 58 percent of business people prefer flexibility in the workplace
– 84 percent believe flexibility in workplace improves productivity
– 66 percent feel flexibility in the workplace can improve work-life balance
– 55 percent believe flexibility in the workplace improves travel schedules
Hot on this trend, Spaces is geared towards creating a dynamic, entrepreneurial community and offers a number of flexible working solutions:
– Business Club is a sociable area for meeting new people, co-creating, idea-sharing and networking
– Office space, which can be scaled and designed to fit company needs
– Membership provides access to all worldwide Spaces locations starting from THB 4,620 a month
– Meeting room space can also be rented out
Moreover, the philosophy of Spaces is under the concept of Spaces’ Dutch design for a natural fit in Thailand – with chic whites, woods and tropical plants – are designed to inspire and to nurture the innovative and social working atmosphere of Spaces.
Spaces Summer Hill, located on the 3rd floor of Bangkok’s newest retail hub, there is equipped with a variety of workspaces, and is ideal for those seeking an optimal work-life balance. As it is located just steps from BTS Phra Khanong and contains a stimulating mixture of residential and office buildings, Summer Hill’s convenient location, open-plan design and ample open space make it the perfect environment for city workers to feel inspired, and get their creative juices flowing.
Ms. Noelle Coak, Country Head for Thailand, Taiwan and Korea of Spaces, says, “The workplace is rapidly evolving, and there are a number of factors driving this trend. New technologies enable us the freedom to be highly mobile, conduct business remotely and still be very ‘present’. Additionally, the nature of business is changing. We’re seeing more startups that are looking for flexible workplaces that allow them to scale up or down without having to sign a multi-year commitment. Multinationals with satellite offices also seek these flexible workspace solutions that allow for cost saving and operational efficiency. Another driver is the millennial worker, who expects a social and creative working hub – one that forward-thinking employers are happy to provide.”
The open-plan, spacious design offers an inspiring workplace that’s further strengthened by one of Bangkok’s best-known cafes. Spaces has a caf? within the workspace to enable people to kick-start their days and to add fuel to their creative fires. The caf? also provides catering for the meeting rooms and for events.
In addition, Spaces’ second Bangkok location is already open in the heart of Bangkok at Chamchuri Square. Located on the 24th floor of this mixed-use building, the workspace offers stunning views of Bangkok. It also features a serene atmosphere, emphasized by relaxing blue hues that set the tone for sparking business ideas. This location provides 3,281 sqm of sleek and inspiring office space, including 597 workstations and two meeting rooms. Spaces’ newest location at Empire Tower has already opened in the heart of Sathorn’s central business district. This third location features 2,974 sqm of office space including 373 workspaces and three meeting rooms. Both office spaces offer the ideal creative workspace for freelancers and entrepreneurs as well as anyone requiring a more flexible work environment in case of any future organizational changes. Spaces also plans to expand and to add two locations in Bangkok at M-9 Ratchada and Metropolis Samrong. For more information on Spaces, please visit www.spacesworks.com.
Spaces is a creative work environment with a unique entrepreneurial spirit. The dynamic workspaces help you think, create and collaborate – while the Spaces team makes sure you feel welcome. Spaces believe work is about people and ideas. Technology has created a modern economy, driven by empowered individuals. This informs the way it develops inspiring workspaces – with a love for design, and where its energetic team takes care of all the details so you can focus on developing your next big idea. Spaces’ culture is built on the energy of its community – interesting people doing exciting things. Say hello to someone new at our events, to help you connect with the buzz around you. It’s all geared toward expanding your networks and connecting you with like-minded members to link up and share ideas. Whether you’re a small business, entrepreneur or working for a corporation, Spaces provides more than just a place to plug in your laptop. What really makes Spaces unique is the community it has worked to cultivate – full of forward thinkers, innovators and game changers who love what they do.