Coworking space company Cre8 Workspace + Community today announced that it is set to launch its second coworking space in Jakarta on January 17.
The new coworking space will be located on the sixth floor of PIK Avenue, a shopping mall in the central business district area in Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta.
“This will be the biggest, most spacious coworking space in Indonesia,” claimed Cre8 co-founder Erwin Soerjadi, in a press statement.
Locating in a 1,200 square meter space, the coworking space will be able to host 300 people in its main room, 45 in its training room, 200 in its event hall, and 12 for each meeting room. There will also be 36 serviced/private offices which can host four to six people.
There are several benefits that led Cre8 to choose a mall in North Jakarta as the location of its new coworking space. One of them being the mall’s close proximity to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, which enables faster and easier access in a city with a mind-boggling congestion problem. The mall itself is also located in North Jakarta’s central business district.
As for the reason why Cre8 chose to build this coworking space inside a mall, Cre8 spokesperson revealed to e27 that the company aims to build an ecosystem for players in the retail tech industry.
Working inside a mall is also believed to increase convenience for members, who are going to be in close proximity to various facilities such as cafe and restaurants, fitness centres, cinema, and many more.
Operating under the vOffice group, which has presence in 42 locations in Asia, Europe, and Australia, Cre8 was launched in May 2016. It currently has a presence in Malaysia and the Philippines.
Cre8’s first coworking space in Jakarta is located in an office building in Cilandak, South Jakarta. Membership at the coworking space starts from IDR200,000 (US$15) per month.
Apart from providing office spaces, the coworking space also provides business support services, such as legal advice, accounting and bookkeeping, and call-answering services for its members. It also gives members access to Entreprenity, an online platform for global entrepreneurs to connect.
Cre8 also stated that it is currently exploring partnership opportunities with an undisclosed coworking space provider in San Francisco for a collaboration in Singapore and Shanghai.
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