Across the Upstate, there’s a new type of working environment springing up, one that eschews the old office model for a new, more communal approach. These new spots are called “co-working spaces,” or arrangements where workers from different companies share an office space. It might sound a little unorthodox but there are some advantages to the co-working space plan. It allows companies to save money and increase convenience through the use of common infrastructures, equipment, utilities, and even receptionist and custodial services.
It is also a good fit for independent contractors or telecommuting work teams that need flexibility and don’t need wasted space because some of their employees are working from home.
Here’s a look at some of the co-working spaces that Greenville has to offer. They typically have everything from fully-furnished offices to single desks, depending on what you need.
VentureX, 141 Traction St.
Amenities: Premium furniture, meeting rooms, café and lounge, 24/7 keycard access, onsite staff
Did You Know? Don’t worry about bringing in a thermos of coffee; VentureX offers free gourmet coffee and tea.
Endeavor, 1 N. Main St. (4th floor)
Amenities: Meeting rooms, office equipment (printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines), plus a gym and showers.
Did You Know? Endeavor offers day passes for $25, for those who need office space for brief periods of time on their own schedule.
OpenWorks, 101 N. Main St., Ste. 302 (3rd Floor)
Amenities: Kitchen access, flexible meeting space.
Price: $100/month (part-time), $185/month (full-time)
Did You Know? OpenWorks encourages all tenants to get involved with their co-tenants’ projects and truly be a community of co-workers.
Comradery CoWork, 25 Delano Drive, Unit A
Amenities; 24/7 access, boardrooms, cleaning services, onsite parking.
Did You Know? Comradery CoWork is located near the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Atlas Local, 25 Draper St.
Amenities: Open seating at tables, couches, and bar tops; shared fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher; free beverages from Methodical Coffee and Mountain Goat.
Did You Know? Atlas Local has a game room with billiards, shuffleboard, and ping-pong.
Spaces At Camperdown, 319 S. Main St.
This 28,900-square-foot co-working space, opening this August, will occupy the first two floors of Falls Tower Camperdown.
Amenities: WiFi, community events, barista coffee, and reception and mail-handling services.
Did You Know? Spaces At Camperdown is owned by International Workplace Group, an Amsterdam-based company. This is their first-ever South Carolina location.