Attention freelancers, small businesses, start up companies or just someone with a creative dream! It’s time to ditch the coffee shops, your home office desk or even your parent’s garage, the new craze is co-working spaces and they are popping up all over Brisbane!

These collaborative workspaces are gaining in popularity for a number of reasons. Other than the excuse to get out of bed in the morning, co working spaces provide a place where people can brainstorm together, get inspired and get those creative juices flowing. The outcome of collaborating shows that individuals gain problem-solving skills, are continuously learning, are able to provide value for a common goal and you get to meet some pretty cool people.

So where are these ‘co-working spaces’? Below is a list of the trendiest collaborative workspaces in Brisbane.

The Coterie

Located on level 4 of Z1 The Works at Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Industries Precinct. The Coterie features a range of desks, casual social spaces, fully equipped kitchen, meeting and board room access, complimentary Wi-Fi, presentation technology, locker storage and city views.

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Light Space

Light Space is located on Light Street in Fortitude Valley. Their co-working spaces feature Wi-Fi, meeting rooms with smart TV, networking events, roof terrace with city views, hangout spaces, fully equipped kitchen, free beer fridge and paid on site parking.

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 The Cove

Set to open in September is The Cove, located in Newstead. The Cove is all about a stylish and chic environment with state of the art facilities. The Cove features, on site IT consultants and accountants, business concierge, underground parking BMW i3s for use, multifunctional workspaces and meeting rooms.

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Little Tokyo Two

These guys have three co-working spaces located in Brisbane: The Capital in Brisbane’s CBD, Petrie Terrace and Spring Hill. Perks and benefits at Little Tokyo Two include unique co-working spaces, seminar and boardrooms, networking at their industry events, essential tea and coffee facilities, shower access, kitchen facilities and internet usage.

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Collaborative workspaces are the next big thing for Australia, so get in there and get creative!

By Stephanie Brown

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