The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

New co-work­ing space opens up for free user ex­pe­ri­ence

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Anew co-work­ing space, believed to be the first of its kind in Aberdeen, is set to open its doors for free in cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Co-work­ing Day on Tuesday, May 8. Space2b, which is sit­u­ated within Bon Ac­cord House on River­side Drive, is a so­cial en­ter­prise pro­ject that aims to of­fer a wel­com­ing and dy­namic co-work­ing com­mu­nity for in­di­vid­u­als, char­i­ties, busi­ness star­tups and smaller en­ter­prises.

Na­tional Co-work­ing Day is an ini­tia­tive that en­cour­ages co-work­ing spaces through­out the coun­try to give po­ten­tial users free ac­cess. Space2b is ex­tend­ing its own free of­fer for the re­main­der of the work­ing week, invit­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to drop in and try the fa­cil­i­ties from May 8 to 11.

Those who go along will have the op­por­tu­nity to view and ex­pe­ri­ence the space on of­fer, which in­cludes 20 flex­i­ble co-work­ing hot desks, five fixed desks for per­ma­nent mem­bers, meet­ing rooms and break­out ar­eas. Ad­di­tional re­sources in­clude a mem­bers’ kitchen, se­cure stor­age, WiFi and a vir­tual of­fice ser­vice.

Karen Bain, devel­op­ment man­ager of Space2b, said: “The con­cept of cowork­ing may be new to Aberdeen but it is al­ready very pop­u­lar else­where due to its cre­ative and col­lab­o­ra­tive na­ture. It of­fers a num­ber of ad­van­tages, al­low­ing users to build a com­mu­nity, gen­er­ate new busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties and net­work with like-minded peo­ple.

“We hope that co-work­ing will ap­peal to many dif­fer­ent peo­ple, in­clud­ing en­trepreneur­s, free­lancers, re­mote work­ers and small busi­ness own­ers. Space2b can pro­vide an ap­peal­ing al­ter­na­tive to the soli­tude of home, or the busy en­vi­ron­ment of a cof­fee shop with its as­so­ci­ated dis­trac­tions.”

● Space2b will be open to new and po­ten­tial users from 8.30am– 6.00pm from May 8 to 11. To find out more or book space in ad­vance, con­tact mail@space2b.org or call 01224 608992.

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