Hub Australia arrives in Brisbane

Earlier this year, Hub Australia leased the top three floors of 1 Nicholson Street, also owned by Charter Hall. Completed in 1958, this building is considered Australia’s first glass curtain wall facade skyscraper – its height smashing a previous 132 foot (40 metre) city limit.

Hub Australia, the country’s largest locally owned co-workspace provider, has opened the doors to its first site in Brisbane.

Hub has signed a lease for levels four, five, six and the rooftop of Charter Hall’s historic Anzac Square at 200 Adelaide Street.

The area totals 3900 square metres and has the potential to cater for up to 700 members.

Pedestrian TV and Audience Group have already committed to space.

The office will be configured with open-plan areas and offer private rooms able to accommodate between one to 20 people. It also includes a media studio with podcasting and photography equipment, a fitness space, relaxation rooms, premium end-of-trip facilities and a parent’s room.

An in-house café and rooftop terrace, capturing views of the city skyline and Brisbane River, will open next month.

“The office is targeted at growing businesses of all sizes and corporates looking for flexible space for project teams,” Hub Australia said.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Hub Australia’s commitment “reinforced Brisbane’s reputation as a great place to live, work and invest”.

Hub Australia founder and chief executive office Brad Krauskopf said the fit-out sets the bar for quality and amenity in Brisbane’s coworking sector and offers “access to architecturally designed facilities including diverse working and break out areas, high-tech meeting and event spaces, and the ability to customise spaces to support individual business’ culture and brand”.

With the opening of the facility within Anzac Square, Hub Australia now has a national footprint of close to 20,000 sqm on Australia’s east coast, and Adelaide.

Earlier this year, the co-workspace provider leased space within Melbourne’s historic Georges Building in Collins Street, as well as in East Melbourne – at the top level of the Orica building, considered Melbourne’s first skyscraper. The Orica building at 1 Nicholson Street is also owned by Charter Hall.

Last week, we reported that Charter Hall paid Village Roadshow $12.5 million for the Coburg Drive-in cinema, in Melbourne’s north. This acquisition is strategic, having redevelopment potential in 10 years once Village’s leaseback on the site, ends.

Marc Pallisco

A freelance property writer and analyst, Marc is a co-founder of realestatesource.com.au.

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