While great offices are often tied to location, location, location, for us it’s mainly about Passion and Requirements (notwithstanding that our location is stellar): Passion for sharing inspiration with Members and Requirements in all of the little details that make their work smoother and more efficient.
That’s why Work & Co endeavours everyday to give our Members the best in every working environment category from the team to the technology, location and design.
Julien Verspieren moved to Cape Town with his family in 2014 after selling his business in France. He started a recruitment company with a partner in 2001 and grew it from a staff of two people in 2001 to 160 in 2014, with satellite offices in eight French cities and €58m in turnover. But apart from the numbers, what drives Julien is to be surrounded by spirited and effective people.
He founded Work & Co as an inspiring physical and digital platform to connect people and help them grow their businesses in a unique, innovative space.
Work & Co is very serious about technology and the place has been designed for the most demanding professionals in all industries.
Ultra high-speed and reliable optic fibre Internet (cat 6 or WiFi), IT support, a receptionist, IP phones, full security (finger print readers and CCTV), professional printers, scanners and copiers, telephone booths, server room, fully equipped meeting rooms with large screens, Apple TV, conference call facilities, white boards…
And because we don’t want load shedding to derail our productivity , we have backed up our network with Uninterrupted Power Supply.
Touchstone House is a brand new A-grade office building (15 storeys and eight parking levels) on the corner of Mechau and Bree Streets in one of Cape Town’s historic precincts. The building is a short walk from public transport stations, the city’s premier conference centre – the CTICC – as well as the continent’s most visited place, the V&A Waterfront.
A major road network intersection is a couple of blocks away and diagonally across the road is Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper, Portside. Bree Street is one of Cape Town’s most popular and busy streets for eating, drinking and shopping. Lower Bree, where Touchstone House is situated, is also home to a variety of blue-chip corporates and sleek office buildings.
Made up of private offices that can accommodate from one to 15 people, a large shared office, a large hot desk area and beautiful common areas with bars and kitchens, Work & Co also offers three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 12 people.
The amazing views, the natural light and the beauty of the space have been magnified by Andrea Graff’s design and her selection of over-scaled, custom-made sofas, herringbone-laid carpets, white caesarstone, black oak, one-off furniture pieces, midcentury bookcases, African items, modern colour, vibrant wallpapers and detailed bar inlays – a place where it’s really a pleasure to work.
Everything is perfect from the beginning to the end. Your day starts with a “WOW” effect for your team and just goes uphill from there… The equipment works perfectly and NOVA is equipped better than most of the meeting rooms I have used before! You really get your money’s worth and the booking process is easy. There’s absolutely nothing to hesitate about!
With the view of starting a creative studio, but not wanting to start with a blank canvas, we signed up with Work&Co shortly after it opened its doors. From day one we felt that this was a place we could relate to and call our office. Julien and team have designed something that gets you up in the morning and straight to the coffee station! There's original art on the walls, comfy couches, open areas for casual meetings, private offices and pristine boardrooms, the list goes on... there's not much more one could wish for from a space like this which is both relaxed and professional. Most of our clients are based abroad, but for the few that have visited, all have been super impressed with Work&Co. Thanks for making us always feel at home while at work guys!
We loved the NOVA, and will definitely bear in mind for future use. We also found Abdul very professional and willing to help where possible. He was also early for the initial meeting, something I really appreciate. We will definitely be using the service again in the future.
I absolutely love the space Work & Co has created. The atmosphere, the people, the set up - it's all conducive to a fun yet professional and productive environment. Everything is done right, and everything was run leaving me feeling that I'm always getting more than expected.
Work & Co was a beautiful environment to work in, with a fantastic support team always available and willing to help. We really enjoyed our time there and would recommend this space to anyone looking for a co-working space.
Work & Co offers a superb co-working environment for building business and personal connections. Their level of care and attention to detail is the best that I have seen, and I highly recommend them.
Atmosphere and facilities were great. Amazing coffee and Cape Town was better than expected, great vibe.
Work & Co fully understands the importance of having a great work environment: a supportive team, beautiful decoration, great facilities and amazing vibes. All the ingredients were put together to make me feel great, every single day during the 6 months I spent there. Besides that, it is also a place to meet other entrepreneurs and to open up to a significant network, thanks to the many gatherings they have organized regularly. Even after leaving Work & Co (due to the acquisition of a locally based company), I still use their services to rent meeting rooms, or to do work events as their services are absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend them for anyone looking for an inspiring environment, on a short or long term plan.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Work &Co. The Work & Co team are incredibly friendly and hospitable. You really feel the team goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and part of the family and are extremely efficient when it comes to assisting their tenants from small printer issues to lovely business breakfasts. I would highly recommend Work & Co to any small business looking for a relaxed yet productive atmosphere.
It's a great honour to be part of the Work & Co alumni. The workspace and the team have played a significant role in accommodating us as we needed additional space in comfortable proximity to our head office, as we doubled our team during a phase of fast growth. We have been in good company with other aspiring ventures, being well taken care of by a professional team that is well grounded in the community. Work & Co has set the standard and simultaneously raised the bar for coworking spaces in Cape Town; something that has had extended benefit to all.
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