Not even 12 months ago, it seemed nothing could stop the rise and rise of the coworking conglomerate. Then Covid hit and our desire to connect was not only thwarted, it was prohibited.  Slowly the CBD commercial towers have been repopulating but, there continues to be contention and concern around lifts, lobbies, and anything referred to as ‘shared’.

City fringe suburbs like Surry Hills have always been a mecca for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and creatives. In the early days of co-working, Surry Hills rag trade buildings and storage warehouses gave way to high-design fit-outs and collectives of open minded and open source individuals seeking business fame and fortune.

As co-working became more sophisticated, industry players started snapping up prime CBD real estate and establishing multiple chains.  Even then, the appeal of Surry Hills endured.  But now, in an era of social distancing and the imperative to support your local economy, city fringe suburbs hold particular appeal.

The Office Space is a proud Surry Hills business and its reputation as one of the most highly regarded and innovative serviced office providers in the world has been 17 years in the making. It’s two locations – Paramount and Reservoir – are just two blocks from each other and are surrounded by some of the city’s best bars, restaurants and retailers.

Paramount is a luxury share workplace, channelling glamorous high-end design within a heritage Art Deco building. It was officially recognised as the best office design in the world at the 2016 World Architecture Festival and its 22 private office suites enjoy prime position within the burgeoning Paramount House precinct.

Level 5, The Office Space. Image courtesy of Naomi Tosic.

Reservoir is an expanding creative house enlivened with the energy and personality of its resident businesses. Spread over multiple levels, it mixes quiet hubs and private office suites, with meeting area and breakout spaces.  Clichéd ‘corporate’ office fit out has given way to architecturally inspired spaces that channel a more nurturing domestic aesthetic. Open plan spaces, meeting rooms, break out areas and common facilities are woven throughout the fully appointed private office suites and workstations to enable a highly customisable work style.

This month, Reservoir’s fifth floor is coming available to lease on a short term (monthly) or ongoing basis.  Featuring four 8-person Vitra island workbenches and equipped with Herman Miller Aeron office chairs, it is the perfect transition from home office to a nurturing and light-filled working environment.  The floor is perfect for a single company of 20 – 30 staff, or four complimentary companies of 6-8 staff each.

Co-founder Naomi Tosic and her team are onsite Monday – Friday during business hours to take tours through the space and deliver clients with complimentary office services such as call answering, mail management, cleaning, tea, coffee and trouble shooting.

The 285sqm floor place is offered at $900 + GST psq or at $900 per person, per month.

Contact the team via or 02 82182100 to arrange a tour.