Why Brisbane’s South Bank is the new home of luxury co-working space
By Yusuf Oner
South Bank ticks all the boxes as the home of luxury co-working space in Brisbane.
It is aesthetically pleasing and pretty, and it’s a place of play.
To be able to have an office in an area that has so many world-class bars, restaurants and cafes is incredible.
On top of that you also have South Bank Parklands on your doorstep where you can go for a run followed by a morning swim at one of Australia’s most photographed beaches.
Mobo Co – situated on the corner of Merivale and Tribune streets – is the first co-working space located in Brisbane’s dynamic South Bank area. Offering more than 3500sqm of fully connected and furnished workspace across four levels, Mobo Co is setting new standards for how business can combine the best of work with with the best lifestyle choices.
Mobo Co is close to the CBD. It’s a short walk over the footbridge, but you also have two train stations, a bus station, two ferry terminals, and soon a new footbridge that can connect you to the CBD.
South Bank, apart from Mobo Co, has a dearth of quality co-working space options.
We are really excited to be creating something to service the needs for co-working space in South Bank, which is probably the most premium location we could have chosen, based on proximity to the CBD, transport infrastructure, and then the amenity.
When we take people through Mobo Co and explain what’s included, you can see the surprise, shock and then delight at our offering.
Typically when you go to a serviced office and do a tour they show you the boardrooms, the meeting rooms, introduce you to receptionist, and say “here’s your office key and off you go”.
At Mobo Co we say: “. Welcome to our five-star luxury lobby area. Don’t forget to visit the rooftop bar and taste some of the amazing food at Lina’s. By the way, you get member discounts. And do you know, you can order food and drink to be delivered straight to your desk? We also host regular member events, so you can meet everyone else working here and perhaps find some great people to collaborate with.”
I think people are often in awe when they visit, because it’s not just a standard office. You’re actually showing them rooftop bars, pools, gyms, and selling a lifestyle as well as place of work.
Our members want to have access to areas that they can impress clients. Effectively, we’re providing an image for their business. So, we want to ensure that they’ve got spaces where they can entertain clients or host a staff party, a networking event, or a launch event.
In a lot of ways Mobo Co is like being a member of a private club.
You sign a membership and you get access to all of these inclusions, which have added value.
If you wanted to be a tenant, you could go and sign a lease with a landlord.
That tenant/landlord relationship doesn’t capture what we are offering. Mobo Co offers access to a community. We’re definitely not trying to be a WeWork, but we want to encourage people to collaborate, do business with each other, and make friendships. I think the word member – or membership – is more appropriate than tenant, which is traditionally a cold, negative relationship.