A PENTHOUSE SPOT is the CO-WORKING SPACE in the middle of it all.
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Consider this: Clock In, located at the penthouse of the Makati Stock Exchange building in Ayala Triangle, is right in the middle of the Makati business and commercial center—something no other co-working space offers right now.
The 400-squaremeter space by property developer Ayala Land Offices accommodates 107 people, and already it has been operating at full capacity since it opened its doors in June. That says a lot about the rising popularity of co-working in the country. Locations in Ayala Malls The 30th Ortigas and Vertis North, Quezon City are also in the works.
On its shared workspaces, the rule is “hot desk”ing, where stations are distributed on a first-come, firstserved policy (for P550 a day). If you prefer something more permanent, there are 15 private suites, enclosed in glass and secured by locks, that can accommodate a team of three to 11 people (at P15,000 per seat, per month). Perks for both include, among others, concierge services and free use of the meeting room, which seats 12 and has a smart TV for presentations and VoIP phone for audio conferences.
Of course, the coworking space comes with services deserving of its prestigious business address. There are amenities like a fully stocked pantry with free coffee and tea all day, cleaning and office maintenance, and biometrics security access. Notable features are the low overhead cost, flexible lease duration and rates, and IT and administrative support. These make Clock In great for start-up ventures or independent entrepreneurs as well as short-term projects and satellite offices for companies headquartered abroad.
Who will you find here? A more serious roster of workers: healthcare providers, IT services and recruitment firms, renewable energy outfits, and sales and web development companies. But don’t be intimidated. The setup encourages collaboration, community, and the chance to network, the distinguishing and intangible features of a coworking space.
Observe: Because the break area and pantry are right next to each other, co-workers interact over food (when people leave their food in the bar, it means it’s for sharing). Picking up on the office culture, Clock In also serves free breakfast every Monday from eight to ten in the morning. And off the pantry, there is a wide roof deck overlooking Ayala Avenue. This space, which will be outfitted for events, may soon become the next start-up hotspot. Watch out for it.