When is a workspace so much more than a workspace?

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Projects, the B Corp certified, Brighton based, coworking spaces, came about via a brilliant coincidence. Founder, Christos, was originally looking for the right space for his team at Ethos Property and stumbled across the Ship Street location. The space itself was too large for his team, so he turned the rest of the office into co-working space, with the bold vision to treat all of the businesses as if they were his own and the rest, as they say, is history. I spoke with Alex Young, Director at Projects, to learn what makes a work space more than just work space and subsequently took up her kind offer of a trial day with the rest of my team, so we could experience it for ourselves:

The power of social connection

The more our lives become online and secular, the more co-working spaces are playing a role of being social connection spaces. This rings true warmly with Projects, where open and inclusive spaces are everywhere. They were early movers in the industry when they were first to add a bar in their vault, along with a gym, and now, the open air bar, ‘The Rooftop’ serves as a regular outlet for creative expression and social interaction with live music each week and an open invite for members’ friends.

The power of community

Go one step deeper than the bars, cafes and gyms, and you discover a community that is value and lifestyle led, designed to align with those of the people that frequent it. Their series of live events, from comedy to cabaret, plus learning and movement (eg. yoga and boxing) classes, ensure that mental health and wellbeing are being thoroughly looked after. The whole of Projects’ team are mental health first aiders. And, as per the previous point, social wellbeing is at the forefront of consideration, with Brighton’s foremost loneliness charity, the brilliant, Together Co . stationed at Projects and benefitting from fundraising and volunteering from Projects members.

Going the extra mile

The relaxed and open environment enables networking to happen naturally, but the team are also on hand to be professional matchmakers, by really getting to know their members and who they would benefit from being introduced to. Furthermore, as with any great co-working space, the coffee is top draw. Not only is it sourced from the exceptional cafe next door, Lost in the Lanes, but the team at Projects make it their mission to bring in food and drink partnerships with top quality local producers that match their B-Corp values for events and gatherings.

We certainly felt energised and invigorated after a day at Projects and can see why they, and hopefully many other co-working spaces in the future, can play a hugely important role in our collective futures, at the intersection of working and social connection.

If you’d like to find out more about Projects, their locations and would like to book a trial yourselves, visit www.projectsclub.co.uk

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