Serviced Offices Melbourne
We offer serviced office space at three locations across the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Serviced Office Space
Whether you’re launching a new small business with your best mate or need more space for your business after hiring great talent, a services office space is great for your team’s internal collaboration and communication.
With a healthy mix of seclusion and the option to step out into the collaborative coworking space and mingle, shared office spaces provide an exclusive incubation space for your team while allowing for the creation of valuable relationships with other businesses.
What is a serviced office?
Including the basics for any small business owner, a serviced office is a workspace with the essentials of desk, chair and phone line, plus everything beyond the basics like a thriving business community at your doorstep and engaging events to keep you active at work!
You’ll have the benefit of enjoying privacy and size of your choice from our range of available sizes and safe storage so you can leave your business items overnight without taking chunks of work and technology home with you.
We can even work with you on creating the fit-out you require for you and your staff.
Why a serviced office?
Offices are for business owners who are both established and starting up that need the permanence of a dedicated desk but have too much stuff to fit on one desk. For example, if you’re utilising several computer screens, diaries, planners, calendar spreads, forms, print-outs, etc. you may find a dedicated desk a little restrictive.
Another important factor a business owner might consider is privacy. Lawyers, banks, financial advisors, etc. who handle sensitive, confidential information may not want to work on a desk where their information is open to prying eyes. A serviced office offers that necessary security; however, all one needs to do is swing their office door open and they’re out in the collaborative coworking space. It’s the best of both worlds.
Those who have been on the search for an office space before may have noticed that most commercial office spaces offer little more than the paint on the walls and the floor under your feet. So, the price looks great but not as great once you’re out shopping for business phone & internet bundles, a sturdy desk, a swivel chair (every credible business has one), and so on.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll have to see where the nearest place for coffee is, where there is a communal kitchen and bathroom (if any) and the list goes on and on. After the laundry list is complete, you’ll then need to keep the place clean yourself, wasting valuable work time, or you’ll need to spend extra on someone else to do it for you.
It’s all quite a hassle and becomes far more expensive than was originally expected. A good serviced office can take away so much of that pain by providing the basics while you bring the technological equipment. This way, you’re operational faster which means less down time for your business!
Is a serviced office right for me?
If you’ve been looking for a place your business can call home for too long and your total expenses are getting messy between rent, phone, internet and your personal expenses, then maybe a fully serviced office is more your speed.
At Waterman, besides the aforementioned benefits, you’ll also have:
- Access to our Community Managers who exist to help you settle in, meet neighbouring tenants and introduce you to contacts you might need in your business.
- Access to networking events aimed at strengthening the business community and encouraging collaboration.
- Access to communal kitchen, bathrooms, recreational areas and outdoor spaces.
And this is just to name a few.
Serviced offices are also great for those who are moving their business out of home and are used to their own space. That can be a tough adjustment to just hop straight into an open pool of people when peace and quiet is something you’re used to.
A serviced office offers the best of both those worlds.
Why a serviced office at Waterman?
We’ve already said it’s our community at Waterman Business Centres that sets us apart.
You spend half, if not, most of your day at work and our designated Community Managers are responsible for ensuring that you have the best possible experience during your hours at Waterman. It’s their job to know you and your business, then bring you together with other small business owners that you could potentially collaborate and succeed with.
Our centres are spectacular and they are part of the vision, but we’re not just in this game for the brick and mortar. 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 while providing the best support. You never know where your next collaborative project can take you until you try, so let Waterman fan that flame.
Why are our serviced offices the best for business?
Because we’re better together.
Benefits of a serviced office
24/7 around-the-clock access
Friendly receptionist to welcome your clients
Business-grade unlimited fibre internet connection
Comprehensive range of meeting rooms at all sites
Secure parking included
Inclusive of 15 meeting room credits per month
Minimal set-up costs
Optional additional services available
Fully furnished, lockable and move-in ready space
Connection of landlines
Serviced office spaces are ideal for
Companies of 2-100
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.