Soho House has long been a hub for creatives to exchange ideas, dream up scripts and kickstart new business ventures while sipping on a Portland Sour. Now the private members’ club has taken the next step, opening a co-working space in London to help those ideas become a reality.
‘As Soho House membership has grown, we have seen first hand the way people work has shifted massively in the past few years,’ says Soho House & Co founder, Nick Jones. ‘There’s a group of entrepreneurs and business where the standard 9-5 in an office no longer exists and people make their work fit in around the lives.’
Open 24/7, Soho Works Shoreditch offers up 23 private studies – seating companies of one to ten people – clusters of shared desks and hot-desking ‘sitting room’ spaces. Members of Soho House will be able to use Soho Works for discounted rates.
The company’s in-house design team has fitted out Soho Works with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, including Victorian dining tables, mid-century sideboards and chandeliers, and Humanscale-designed ergonomic furniture.
Over the coming months, Soho Works will be rolled out across several other locations. A 24,000 sq ft co-working space will open in the Akaretler district of Istanbul – spread across five period townhouses – and a 22,000 sq ft hub will take over a 1950s building on Sunset Boulevard in LA.
Looking further ahead, the group is planning an expansive 40,000 sq ft co-working space in Clerkenwell for spring 2017, as well as a similarly-sized space in Chicago later that year.