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More than affordable and flexible space, they offer community support for creatives and professionals.
CO-WORKING SPACES

Redefining the Office

More than affordable and flexible space, they offer community support for creatives and professionals.

WOWIE LAGMAN //  6 MIN READ
Published February 23, 2018


Co-working spaces have become popular in the past few years thanks to the shift in mindset of professionals— freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other independent workers. Working outside a traditional office set-up has many benefits. The lower rentals and savings on operational expenses make it very cost efficient. More than that, it allows people to network and have access to other professionals, fostering personal growth and building a community of support.

Here are three companies in the City of Taguig that are worth exploring.

Clock In BHS

In between office buildings, shopping strips, and coffee shops is Clock In, a co-working space in Bonifacio High Street that offers a highly accessible sanctuary for busy workers.

Launched in October 2017, Clock In currently has 27 office spaces and 4 meeting rooms in addition to the communal areas. Upon entering, you will immediately feel the laid back yet professional vibe. The minimal design allows clients the freedom to infuse their personality and brand into their rented space. Each semi-furnished office also comes with free use of high-speed internet.

Clients enjoy access to their “social spaces” such as the social hall, library, and the pantry. Unlimited beverages such as tea, coffee, and water are available to everyone.

As an additional perk, clients can enjoy exclusive access to “LifeHacks by Clock In”, TED-like seminars where industry experts share their knowledge on productivity, creativity, business, tech and other related topics.

Operating hours are from 7am to 7pm, Mondays to Fridays. However, Clock In can extend their hours until 9pm to accommodate those working overtime.

Clock In BHS is located at the 3/F C2 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central. https://bgc.clock-in.com.ph 

KMC Solutions in Cyber Sigma

An established name in the industry, KMC Solutions has been providing flexible workspaces to businesses and professionals throughout the country, with offices in Metro Manila and Cebu. Its latest and largest offering at the Cyber Sigma building along Lawton Avenue in Fort Bonifacio boasts of amenities that have made the company a trusted name.

Sitting on 3,500 square meters of space, this new facility features a very modern reception area and a stylish lounge that screams creativity and innovation, giving you a vibe similar to that of the Google offices. It comes with high-speed internet, free-flowing coffee, and 24/7 access to IT Support. The spacious pantry comes with vending machines and a sleek-looking refrigerator, microwave ovens, and dispensers. Off to one side is a bleacher area that is conducive to chatting with people.

If you want a change of scenery, you can take your laptop and work on one of the suspended lounge chairs. There is even space to take a break and play video games. Tired? Take a nap in the sleeping quarters. Since the office is located near the McKinley Hill area, you can take a stroll outside and get some fresh air.

According to Chairman Gregory Kittleson, KMC Solutions has always been about innovation and expansion. “I believe, to be a truly flexible workspace provider, you have to be expanding.” Soon, clients working at the new site will enjoy shower rooms—a great addition to the amenities they currently offer.

KMC Solutions’ co-working space is located at the 20/F Cyber Sigma Building, Lawton Avenue, Fort Bonifacio BGC, and is open 24/7. http://kmcsolutions.us 

vOffice

This Australia-based company guarantees significant savings for professionals who are tired of working from home or the traditional office set-up. According to Head of Communications Aldrin Enrile, people are looking for something new; they prefer not to work inside confined rooms. “When you are comfortable, you can produce more and work better,” he said.

This co-working space offers the usual amenities: dedicated desks, meeting rooms, pantry, high-speed internet, and free coffee. In addition, they also provide 24/7 secretarial services; much like having your own assistant. vOffice can take care of your messages and forward all calls and correspondence to you.

Aira Ignacio, Medical Service Staff from one of the tenants, describes vOffice as having a “family” kind of environment. Beyond offering working spaces, everyone is also given the chance to meet other tenants through themed events. “They provide social gatherings on a monthly or quarterly basis where everyone can just have fun,” she shares.

vOffice is located at two branches in BGC – one at Level 10-1 & 20-1 One Global Place, 25th Street and 5th Avenue, and the other at Level 10-1 Fort Legend Tower, 31st Street and 3rd Avenue. http://voffice.com.ph 

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