Coworking at Spaces V&A Waterfront
Words – Chantal van Baalen
Pictures – Spaces
Coworking at Spaces V&A Waterfront, one of the over 6000 venues worldwide that Spaces holds. Spaces is part of the IWG network, together with the more corporate Regus and No18. Spaces is more focused on the coworking field and stands out for their international and extremely affordable memberships, giving access to all offices worldwide. There are two main Spaces locations in Cape Town with one in famous Long Street. Today I’m coworking at Spaces V&A Waterfront.
Welcome to Spaces V&A Waterfront
The area of V&A Waterfront is one of the safest, highly visited and much beloved areas of Cape Town. Spaces is located at the Dock Road, just on the edge of the Waterfront district. The Spaces building is very easy to find. Not only because of the bright blue exterior, but also because of the good accessibility with the highway just around the corner. Just a 15-minute walk will bring you to the bustling V&A Waterfront center with numerous of shops, restaurants and bars.
After entering the building, I was welcomed very friendly at the reception desk. I was already expected and a detailed tour through the building was given, showing all the common areas, coworking spaces and some of the offices and meeting rooms. Immediately I felt very welcome and found a lovely seat in the café area at one of the hot-desks. A great start for a very productive day!
"Because of the multiple coworking areas, there are always some fellow coworkers around, providing a friendly and like-minded atmosphere."
Desks at Spaces V&A Waterfront
On the 1st and the 3rd floor, the hot-desks can be found. These have all different sizes and shapes. There are big shared desks and tables, as well as more private desks and even cozy coffee-shop like benches. There is always a desk that fits you! The coworking areas have a lot of natural daylight and offer nice city views. Most desks have power outlets, but not all of them have outlets for two-pin plugs, so be sure to bring a converter! The chairs are comfortable and simple desk chairs. The WiFi on all the floors is stable and very fast. Everything you need for a good day of work!
Besides the coworking areas with hot-desks, Spaces V&A Waterfront provides an entire room with dedicated desks. Next to this, over 100 private offices can be rented. All offices can be custom made to the business’ style and come in different sizes and with different views. There are 7 meeting rooms that can be rented with all facilities necessary. There are sound proof phone booth for private calls and there is a lounge area on the top floor with a nice balcony overlooking the V&A Waterfront. The first floor offers a coffee and sandwich bar that operates the whole day. Next to this, the basement provides a space for creative sessions or just to chill in the cozy hanging seats.
Spaces V&A Waterfront vibes
The interior design of Spaces V&A Waterfront is very bright and light with a clean and industrial look. The coworking areas and the offices are designed basic and efficiently with all the facilities necessary for productive sessions. Because of the multiple coworking areas, there are always some fellow coworkers around, providing a friendly and like-minded atmosphere. There is a good diversity in corporate members and coworkers and therefore a healthy balance of formal and informal vibes.
Spaces V&A Waterfront services
Every floor provides a kitchen where you can make (your own) coffee and tea and warm up meals. There are showers available for those that just came from an early morning work-out or if you have an important meeting to go to. There is a café and sandwich bar, with tasty, simple and well-priced meals throughout the day, as well as lovely coffees and other beverages. For those coming by car, Spaces provides a private parking just across the road of the building. As a member of Spaces V&A Waterfront you get to be involved in several events, like Monday Morning Motivations, quarterly events as well as being part of charities.
Daily passes are provided for very decent prices. A quick registration through the app of Regus or Spaces provides you with an account which can be used for every Regus or Spaces branch worldwide. Spaces provides different kind of memberships, starting at the low budget 5 or 10-days per month access. The most popular choice is the membership with unlimited access to all venues. All these memberships have access from 9am to 5pm. The memberships for dedicated desks have 24/7 access. The private offices can be rented from as little as one person for very low prices.
Do you want to find out more about this coworking space and book a desk? Check out their website here.