Work Club Global’s collection of boutique flexible office spaces is soon to be joined by its newest Melbourne location at Olderfleet, 477 Collins Street. Owned and managed by leading Australian property group Mirvac, the historic building combines Melbourne’s cultural heritage with sophisticated design.
Work Club Founder Soren Trampedach – who started the business in Sydney in 2013 – says the company admires Mirvac for building one of the most progressive buildings in Australia.
“We believe in building connected human ecosystems to deliver meaningful encounters and conversations; creating a home for members to thrive.” – Soren Trampedach
“We’re eager to be a part of this next-generation workplace,” Soren notes. “Mirvac has provided a smart building from a technology and infrastructure perspective, and we have collaborated to deliver a smart building from a people perspective.”
The company’s private workspaces, set over 4,000m2 in the Olderfleet building, occupy Level 35, with 360 degrees over Melbourne, as well as 3 heritage buildings, which were built between 1887–89. The new spaces offer members and tenants access to flexible working spaces, private suites, and an exclusive Club Lounge.
The venue also provides a hotel-style concierge service for the entire building, where employees can drop off dry cleaning or have dinner arranged. The concierge team will work to create connections for tenants to build the Olderfleet community by hosting ‘Florence Guild’ events, conferences and workshops, and educating and connecting the workforce.
The other notable factor is Work Club’s exclusive Club Lounge. The space offers professionals a chance to collaborate, dine, relax and unwind, with fully serviced and flexible spaces to work and meet – from informal conversation pods to conference rooms and pitch environments.
“A key focus for the workplace of the future, post-COVID-19, will be to facilitate collaboration and creativity, providing engaging experiences for employees, partners and visitors,” adds Campbell Hanan, Mirvac’s Head of Commercial Property.
“People have been missing face-to-face interaction, with many looking to return to the office to reconnect with their colleagues and clients.”
Campbell reinforces that the partnership with Work Club aims to provide “exceptional and innovative experiences for customers alongside greater flexibility to work in a range of interesting and purpose-built environments”.
Additionally, Work Club’s carefully curated member base ensures a variety of ideas and experiences, bringing together members from across industry, art, sports, politics and academia.
“A key focus for the workplace of the future, post-COVID-19, will be to facilitate collaboration and creativity, providing engaging experiences for employees, partners and visitors.” – Campbell Hanan
“Our pro-working philosophy is built on freedom of movement, curiosity of mind and courage of spirit. We believe in building connected human ecosystems to deliver meaningful encounters and conversations; creating a home for members to thrive,” says Soren.
“For the first time, we will be extending our concierge service beyond just our members to all tenants at Olderfleet, helping to foster a connected business community. We’re thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work closely with Mirvac to achieve this.”
Olderfleet hospitality offerings
An underground venue in the basement of the heritage buildings reflecting Scandinavian influence. Guests can enjoy a range of modern and seasonal signature cocktails crafted from locally sourced produce and ingredients. Valhalla Bar is open to the public from 5pm till late.
The Club Lounge
The Atrium space is exclusive for members and tenants (located on a sub-level of the lobby) and framed by a 25m-high glass ceiling. The Club Lounge features Italian leather furniture and raw timber.
Sagas retail store and cafe
Sagas is a retail store and cafe space (on the ground floor of the heritage building) serving locally roasted Square One coffee and pastries by Söt by Mörk.
The area provides an alternative working and meeting spot for tenants and Melburnians. It also showcases a collection of 15 artisan homeware, accessory and apparel brands from all over the world.