With co-working fast becoming a more and more sought after option for creative freelancers and part-timers, we’ve rounded up 5 great co-working spaces in Cape Town:
The Bureau is situated at The Woodstock Exchange at 66 Albert Road, and consists of a shared work space for like-minded photographers and videographers, and a creative office space used for editing, uploading, connecting and sharing ideas. With fast, reliable internet, a photographic studio and a hub used for hosting events, classes, workshops and presentations, The Bureau is the ideal multi-purpose working space for photographers and videographers to get their work done in a stimulating environment.
Just launched, Twenty Fifty is located in Buitenkant Street (right upstairs from the Truth Coffee Roastery) – a short walk away from the centre of town and major transport hubs. Aiming to bring great people together to do good work, Twenty Fifty is a space designed for individuals and small teams to sit down and get things done while surrounded by a community of extraordinary people in a multitude of disciplines. No matter what you are (designers, entrepreneurs, academics and astronauts all welcome) Twenty Fifty is more concerned with how you do it.
UPDATE: Twenty Fifty has moved to 8 Spin Street, Cape Town.
Growth Space is a shared office space centred around a community of people who share ideas, collaborate and work productively while growing their business networks. Aimed to bring freelancers and creatives a sense of community that can’t be found in a home-office environment, Growth Space is about working independently, not alone. Two types of memberships are available, and the offices are located at Unit 209 & 210 Pinehurst, De Beers Avenue, Somerset West.
Hubspace is a shared workspace which caters for entrepreneurs, creative professionals and world travellers alike. It’s built upon a time-based membership system and offers access to hot desks, meeting rooms, chill out areas, reception services, computers, high speed internet and business equipment. The original hub is colourful and dynamic, and is located in Unit 102 and Unit 201 of the Old Castle Brewery Building in Woodstock. The second hub, recently opened in Ncumo Road, Khayelitsha, accommodates 20 members and can host 150 guests for events. Whichever hub you visit, you’ll be sure to find it buzzing with activity.
Investing in start-ups targeting the African market, 88mph also has great co-working desk space available for rent. One of the most exciting creative spaces in Cape Town at the moment, the 88mph working space is a dynamic working environment with fast internet, superb coffee and great networking opportunities. Desks are available on a fixed or flexible basis and Pods can be booked for meetings, hosting about 4-6 people each. The offices are located at 66 Albert Road, Woodstock.