The Great Room opens fifth outpost in Singapore

Coworking space operator, The Great Room, has opened its fifth Singapore location at the Afro-Asia building, the operator’s largest location in the country.

The Great Room will take up some 3,400m2 of Afro-Asia’s office space from the sixth to eighth floors, as well as the fifth floor Sky Garden, which can be used as an outdoor event area. Afro-Asia is a 19-storey Grade A office building with Green Mark Platinum and LEED Platinum ecological certifications.

For the design of the Afro-Asia location, The Great Room enlisted award-winning designer Joyce Wang, who made use of recycled and upcycled materials, and co-created art, craft, installations and furniture with local artisans.

The Great Room, Afro-Asia features 50 Dedicated Offices, up to 16 on-demand Hot Offices and 41 Hot Desks, and a host of conferencing and meeting areas.

In the Drawing Room, which forms the heart of the space, members can not only gather for quiet discussions and moments of thought and study, but also to socialise and network.

Gatherings of professionals in sizes ranging from four to 60 can be housed in various meeting areas, from the Studio (an open space for up to 24 pax), to the Stateroom (an elegant boardroom for 14 pax), or the eight meeting rooms that cater to groups of four to 14 pax each.

For private workspaces, the Workhall houses a variety of hot desks and offices, private phone booths, and lounges. Members can also utilise the Podcast Room (up to three pax) for thoughtful conversations.

A first for the coworking operator, the Afro-Asia location will feature a dedicated Wellness Room (up to five pax) in which members can immerse in restorative programmes – such as sound healing, breathwork exercises and yoga – designed to boost their wellbeing.

The Great Room also regularly organises a roster of knowledge sharing programmes for members. This includes Spend The Night with… a fireside chat series with international opinion leaders on topics ranging from climate change to women’s empowerment.

Members will also be invited to regular networking events and entertainment activities, such as craft workshops, Monday Breakfast Club, a turndown cart offering hot chocolate and cookies at the end of day, and Great Thirstday – a monthly social event for members to network over drinks.

Co-founder and CEO of The Great Room, Jaelle Ang, said in a statement: “The opening of The Great Room at Afro-Asia comes at a time when the world is rethinking the concept of the workplace. This next chapter of our brand is a starting point of a journey towards a more sustainable work environment, as well as our continued evolution in human-centric design in this new era of hybrid working, and individual and corporate wellbeing.”

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