OUR PURPOSE & VISION
Space&Co. puts people at its centre. We create the space for your business to grow, but we also give you the freedom to scale up and down.
Space&Co. emerged in response to a professional workforce in search of greater flexibility – and that’s exactly what our business is built upon. Whether it’s updating and expanding our workspaces or looking for new and innovative ways to operate, as you grow, we evolve you.
Where we differ from traditional coworking spaces is in our mission to keep our offices bespoke and spacious (we’re certainly not in the business of crowding in extra workers for profit, nor are we in the business of hidden fees). Catering to companies of all sizes, from established corporates to small businesses, our flexible workspaces bring together an exclusive community of leaders from a vast range of industries. It’s the diversity, dynamism and commitment to success that bring our office spaces to life.
Since 2014, we’ve seen corporates and satellite offices hire our workspaces for project teams. We’ve also watched small businesses double in size. What we’ve seen, above all, is a shift in the way the working world runs – a world where businesses work smarter to achieve more sustainable results.
Because of it we’ve made ourselves a part of the change, and with plans to expand in the future, we’ll be giving more businesses across Australia the space to grow.
Unlike most coworking companies, Space&Co. is part of a greater story that dates back more than 45 years. Led by The GPT Group, Australia’s oldest Real Estate Investment Trust, we’ve seen the workforce undergo significant change. Along with it, we’ve seen the needs of businesses change too.
In 2014, we launched Space&Co. to create premium workspace solutions for established businesses looking to work smarter. We began by transforming existing GPT Group properties into flexible offices – first came Melbourne Central Tower, soon followed by 530 Collins St in Melbourne and 580 George St in Sydney. After the success of the first 3 venues we not only expanded their size but consequently opened 8 Exhibition St, Melbourne and 2 Southbank Melbourne. We believe our success is due to our points of difference in the market, space, value and flexibility.
In the future, the story will continue as we expand existing offices and transform additional locations across Australia’s East Coast, offering more businesses greater freedom and flexibility.
MEET THE TEAM
SHEY HOOPER, National Director
Having already spent many years with The GPT Group, Shey brings an energy and enthusiasm that ensures the direction of Space&Co. is evolving with the demands of an increasingly dynamic workforce. An HR professional in a past life, Shey is passionate about employee experience at the workplace and when she not driving Space&Co. into the future Shey spends quality time with her family
MICHELLE LAND, Marketing and Customer Relationship Manager
Michelle has a wealth of experience that allows her to drive a customer-centric focus for the team. Michelle’s goal is to provide a consistent, reliable experience across all of our venues, where ideas can be exchanged – and creativity can thrive. She looks forward to providing members with the space and services they need to create their life’s work.
ELLIS GARDNER, Business Development Executive
Ellis takes care of everything from building relationships to chasing leads, brokering deals, and updating our Facebook and Instagram
accounts. A powerhouse and multi-tasker, you can count on her exuberance and infectious laugh to get you through the workweek.
Bettina oversees finance, marketing and customer relationships, as well as having her input into workspace design – so basically, a bit of everything. Before heading to work, she’ll try to squeeze in an early morning yoga class followed by an ocean swim. During office hours, she’s the perfect sounding board for new ideas.
Megan’s natural skill for making sense of systems, processes and procedures is the driving force for her role with Space&Co. Her knack for order keeps everything running smoothly, making daily life for our members a breeze. Inside tip: she’s also known as the office’s unofficial food guide, so if you’re after the perfect spot for client meetings, all you need to do is ask.
Ellie is our Workspace Coordinator at Southbank Melbourne. Ellie is vibrant, diligent and engaging. She brings a refreshing perspective based on her experience in both commercial and retail property. Outside of the office, she is an avid foodie, loves movies, travel and spending time with friends and her big family.
Ian is the face of 8 Exhibiton Street. His Canadian charm is a treat for our members and their guests. Ian is passionate about customer experience and prioritises this above everything. In his spare time Ian enjoys hanging out with his family.
Adele is our Workspace Coordinator at Melbourne Central Tower. She is (very) passionate about her space, providing an energetic approach to all aspects of the member experience. Always maintaining a relaxed, productive and social environment for all of her members and visitors to enjoy.