You can hot desk at any of our three locations across the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
What is hot desking?
Providing the ultimate flexible working environment, hot desking is designed for people who are seeking a productive workspace but don’t require it on a full-time basis. Work in vibrant breakout spaces designed to enhance productivity, encourage the incubation of new ideas and facilitate a work-life balance.
With diverse business lounges, no two work days need to be the same. Remove the isolation, join the community and be inspired in an environment where collaboration flourishes. Our coworking spaces are key to our culture of community. You never know where your next innovative concept or awe-inspiring business idea will come from – it might even come from the person sitting next to you.
Why hot desking?
If a business hasn’t taken off quite enough to require full-time attention, there’s no need to get caught up in the costs of a private office or full-time Membership Plus. Sign up for the $30 Membership to work at your own pace and in your own way from any of our stunning business lounges. Spaces include:
- bustling incubator spaces
- green-heavy rainforest rooms
- outdoor courtyards
- barstool seating
- couch seating
- bean bags
- quiet rooms
You’re guaranteed to find a place you can feel comfortable working in. Not to mention, you can change the business lounge you hot desk from every day until you find the space that works best for you.
As a Waterman Member, you still take advantage of all our amenities, high speed internet, access to meeting rooms and friendly staff. More than anything, though, you’re in the company of many other great business minds. All potential clients and advocates of your product as well as service givers if you’re ever looking for something you need, too.
This is the most alluring part of having a Waterman Membership. Some small business owners begin by hot desking in our business lounges, then grow within their coworking space mostly off the leads they generate from other coworkers!
Is hot desking right for me?
Here are some of the possible reasons why hot desking could be right for you.
- Travel-heavy business where you’re not sitting at a desk often but need a base of operations?
- Need a place clients can meet you where you can choose the location based on the client?
- Managing a start-up but haven’t got the capital for a private office yet?
- Simply enjoy working around strangers and networking?
These are just some examples of people who would love a hot desk space and could utilize one to its fullest potential.
Why a hot desk at Waterman?
Although we’re very proud of our stunningly designed workspaces, it’s our community at Waterman Business Centres that sets us apart.
We have designated Community Managers who are responsible for ensuring that you have the best possible experience during your hours at Waterman. It’s their job to get to know you, create unforgettable events, and bring you together with other small business owners.
We’re not in this game for the buildings. We do what we do because we love small business, and we’re committed to helping them succeed by connecting people to build strong communities. Let us be the spark that ignites your next amazing business collaboration. You never know where it might take you.
Why is hot desking so transformative?
Because we’re better together.
Your $30 Waterman Membership is your access into our 3 centres across Eastern Melbourne, unlimited hot desking during business hours, over 100 meeting rooms and breakout spaces and the ability to cancel anytime with no lock-in contracts.
Your $30 monthly membership includes:
Unlimited hot desking during business hours
Access over 100 meeting rooms & breakout space
Unlimited high speed internet
Access to our exclusive Waterman community events
Belong to an incredible network of like-minded entrepreneurs
Parking on-site or nearby
Build out your membership inclusions with the Waterman Business Boosts
Upgrade your membership at any time
Benefits of a hot desk membership
Efficient printing facilities
Quiet coworking areas
Private meeting rooms
State-of-the-art video conferencing rooms
Spacious training & event rooms
Outdoor spaces for a breath of fresh air
Café in or nearby centres
Book a Workstation by the hour using Waterman credits
Our hot desks are ideal for
Waterman is dedicated to ensuring our business hubs are not only compliant with government regulations and safe work practices but also that you and your team feel safe and secure when working within our centres.
We have implemented:
• Increased sanitisation in common spaces throughout the centre.
• Offered temporary solutions to ensure correct social distancing is followed.
• Signage as friendly reminders about social distancing.
See our full COVID-19 Safe Action Plan here.
Your choice of 3
At our Chadstone location you’ll discover a whole new side to the fashion capital of the world – where high-end meets community. Perfect for when you need a spray of Chanel on your break or a bite from its multicultural and extensive food courts.
Enjoy a breath of fresh air as you crunch numbers and bring in results at our Caribbean Park location. Away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, here you can enjoy lush and spacious outdoors areas and expertly crafted and designed indoors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The default minimum term on our dedicated desks is 6 months, but just like all our products, you are able to full customize your contract terms to suit your business, including reducing the minimum term down to 1 moth. Speak with your leasing executive for more information.
The beauty about calling a Waterman centre home is the abundance of common area and shared space you get so you’re never restricted to work from one space. This means you’ll have access to kitchen facilities, business lounges, break out spaces and more as a part of your package, and the ability to book private meeting & event spaces as you require them.
A dedicated desk in our coworking space is perfect for one person with plenty of space, but there isn’t much space for two! The good news is that your desk is allocated to you only, so you don’t have to worry about sharing.
Your Dedicated Desk comes with both an ergonomic office chair so you’re never forced to sit on the floor and a lockable storage unit (attached to your desk) so you can store your valuables without worry! You also have multiple power points, physical signage printed and an access pass all included in your set-up fee.
Dedicated Desks at Narre Warren currently do not have lockable storage units.
Our friendly leasing team will discuss the best seating arrangement with you based on your needs and our availability.
Of course! All dedicated desks come with parking however depending on the centre, the type of parking included will vary. In addition to this all desks come with unlimited ultra-fast Wi-Fi with current speeds of up to 1000/1000Mbps so you won’t need an ethernet port!
We pride ourselves on the variety of our business community and the collaborative feel in our centres. That means at any given time you could be working alongside any number of local and global businesses that use our coworking spaces from a varying range of industries. Professional services, those in creative fields and everything in between operate from our co-working area.
The co-working area changes on a day to day basis! Some days there is a real buzz in our coworking area and other days everyone is super focused. If this is a concern for you, we encourage you to book a tour and come into the centre to get a feel for it yourself. Regardless, we do have dedicated quiet coworking areas where you can really buckle down and work in peace if you feel the main coworking area isn’t too your liking. That’s the beauty of flexible workspaces!
Included in your Dedicated Desk package is an access pass which grants your 24/7 access to all Waterman centres so you can work where you want. Our centres are also staffed during business hours (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm) but we still recommend you carry your access pass so you can get around with ease.
Included in your Dedicated Desk package is a physical mail box which you can use to have all your business mail delivered to. Our friendly service team will sort and deliver your mail as it arrives and place it in your locked mail box.
You will be billed on a monthly basis via direct debit for your Dedicated Desk as well as any additional spend (such as meeting room bookings, printing, etc) you may accrue throughout the month.
Included in your package are basic reception services (such as mail sorting, meeting and greeting of your clients and a land line number with call forwarding to your mobile) but all Waterman packages come with access to upgrade and get even more value out of your monthly plan such as a virtual receptionist, printing, wireless handsets, server rack space and other technical services.
As you’ve probably noticed by now, we’re all about community! That means we encourage each and every member to attend the myriad of community events and online resources we put on throughout the year to help you connect, collaborate and grow with likeminded business people.