Ping pong and hot desks – innovative co-working hub COHORT opens in Southport
The eye-catching, brightly coloured buildings that housed the GC2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village’s hair salon, convenience store, media centre and police station have been transformed into the city’s newest co-working space, innovation hub and startup incubator, COHORT. Let us take you inside …
The impressive 2500 sqm facility, tucked in the heart of Southport’s Health & Knowledge Precinct, is being overseen by Ben Howe, the founder of one of the city’s first co-working facilities, CoSpaces, and the co-owner of Mr PP’s Rooftop Bar & Deli. The $3-million COHORT facility, touted as a collaborative launchpad for health and technology start-ups, creatives, innovators, new businesses, entrepreneurs and mentors, is equipped with 56 co-working desks and 11 private offices (with a further 35 desks).
Designed by Ben in conjunction with local outfit SpaceCubed, COHORT also incorporates around 930 sqm of space to be let as private tenancies, three meetings rooms, two boardrooms, a mammoth 150-person event space, plus an in-house podcast and webinar studio. Tenants also have access to an outdoor gym space, bike racks, showers and lockers, plus a commercial coffee machine for DIY morning brews. If you’re a business looking for offices in a creative and collaborative environment, a freelancer looking for a desk, or a startup on the cusp of greatness, then it’s time to get acquainted with COHORT. Head to the website to find out more.