5 best co-working spaces in Singapore

Updated on December 18 2017

Freelancers, entrepreneurs and creative minds have been flocking to co-working offices that double as social spaces because of all the benefits they offer. Even companies that once rented traditional office spaces have foregone their stuffy cubicles for these open, communal spaces.

Working alongside different industries can offer creative solutions. If the social aspect of co-working spaces doesn’t already offer enough opportunities to meet new people, the spaces often host formal networking events for its members. Although the environments differ from a cold and formal office, co-working spaces still maintain a professional aspect by offering meeting rooms and places to host clients.

The spaces offer flexible packages ranging from day passes to monthly passes, with most also offering different rates for both solo workers and entire companies. Here we’ve rounded up five of the best offerings in the city for you to get inspired at.

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The Hive

Housed in a beautiful three storey converted shophouse in the middle of bustling Hong Kong Street, The Hive Singapore was created for open and dynamic minds who seek a place to concentrate, but also value the potential that comes from working with others in different industries. 

Surrounded by lively nightclubs and after-hours bars is not where one would expect to find an office filled with hardworking individuals, yet this co-working space is teeming with them. Inside, one can expect to find a community of busy bees, supporting, networking and socialising. The loft-like interior fosters creativity and the rooftop cafe creates a relaxing environment to host clients or to work with fresh air. 

The Hive Singapore being just one branch of the co-working office, members are issued a Hive Passport that they can use at other Hive locations, including the branches in Bangkok and Hong Kong. 

The Hive, 59 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059405, +65 6532 2119, thehive.sg


The Great Room

Upon entering The Great Room, one can easily be fooled into believing that they have stumbled into a grand hotel on the Upper East Side of New York City. With sumptuous leather couches and plush armchairs, the co-working space is the luxurious and welcoming at the same time.

Right in the centre of the city, The Great Room’s location is perfect for anyone who needs to meet business contacts in the CBD. It’s also a great place to bring clients or partners with their new Hot Office system and many intimate and quiet spaces one can use.

The Great Room’s concept is largely centred on hospitality, so it feels more like a hotel than an office space, and if the Monday Breakfast Club fails to brighten the first day of the working week, we don’t know what will.

The Great Room, #10-01, 1 George St, Singapore, 049145, +65 6816 8000, thegreatroomoffices.com


Collision 8

Imagination, free thinking and entrepreneurial spirit are all encouraged at Collision 8. The space is designed to facilitate collaboration and generate cross-industry ideas amongst entrepreneurs. If the communal area, which houses a library, bar and cafe, doesn’t inspire, the view definitely will. Panoramic views of Marina Bay Sands, Boat Quay and Fort Canning Park can be seen from the office windows.

Collision 8 often hosts guest speakers who are experts in their field so startups can gain insight and advice; the space also organises workshops and parties for their members.

Although collaboration is the main focus of this co-working space, private spaces are also available to members when individual concentration is required

Opening July 14, 2016

Collision 8, #08-08, 1 North Bridge Road, High Street Centre, Singapore, 179094, +65 6250 788,  collision8.com


Trehaus Co-Work

Founded by four working mothers, Trehaus Co-Work, was created to help parents find a balance between work and playtime. Active parents who belong to the workforce but want to remain hands-on in their children’s lives will appreciate this co-working space for both its childcare and working facilities.

Under this roof, a balanced lifestyle consisting of work, play and social exists. Members can enjoy a cup of coffee with clients on the beautiful outdoor terrace, then join their child for snack time at the Meals Corner.

As ideas grow from the office space, so will the minds of children; The Trehaus Kids Atelier program is designed to enrich children’s minds with possibilities, just as the office space is designed for concentration.

Trehaus Co-Work, #03-01, 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore, 238879, +65 9843 8077, trehauscowork.com


The Working Capitol

The Working Capitol is a grand space that hosts micro working environments for entrepreneurs, small companies and creative minds. 

Members can choose from different types of work environments; Workspaces are private areas designed for teams, Workdesks are dedicated locations in the quiet zone for solo workers, and Workspots are designed for workers who want to spot-hop between quiet and collaborative areas.

In addition to being equipped with traditional office amenities such as meeting rooms, mailing services and private desks, this co-working space also comes with a beer garden, showers, cafe and a well stocked pantry for the mid-day munchies.

The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore, 089109, +65 6805 4050, theworkingcapitol.com