What do you get when you combine 100 local business-folk, freelancers, entrepreneurs, artists, and influencers; 50 bottles of Prosecco; 200 beers; 140 burgers and hot dogs; a 6th floor roof terrace; 28 degrees Celsius and a couple of DJs?
The Areaworks Hackney coworking space launch event. That’s what.
Our Hackney coworking space has been open for business for a few weeks now, but if it ever needed making official… well, we think we’ve well and truly nailed that.
It wouldn’t have been much of an evening without the superb turnout. So we’d like to thank everyone who came along to the official launch of Areaworks Hackney with us. As well as a fair few of the Areaworks crew and alumni, we welcomed businesses from the local community, existing Areaworks members, social media influencers, artists, and entrepreneurs… as well as the first of our Hackney members!
Muchos thanks to Radio Shoreditch’s DJ Reverb (who broadcast live from the event!), and to DJ Odin who dropped disco, funk, soul and hip-hop banger after banger. Also to event planners Stephen and Louise, PR heroes Rick and Emma, and everyone involved in the design, branding, and fit-out; we couldn’t have done it without you!
Although Areaworks Hackney has been some time in the making, it was only days before the launch event that the finishing touches were put onto our new space. That meant colourful, vinyl manifestations to windows, varnish to the timber desktops, and astro-turf and deckchairs to the roof terrace.
And as you can imagine, with temperatures sending the mercury soaring to 28°C, the sixth-floor roof terrace was a pretty popular spot for a drink, a chat, and some not-so-quiet contemplation.
Beyond the good ‘ol laugh had by all, we were extra-chuffed that we were able to find homes for half a dozen new members on the day, and to book in more appointments for the coming weeks. It was also brilliant to build on the new relationships with our Hackney neighbours – and there’s plenty more of that to come as we look to partner with local businesses to bring the best to our members.
It is also probably worth mentioning that we also ran out of booze. Twice. Oops. Hic. (We blame the hot weather.)
Thankfully the local supermarket was well stocked, so no nobody went thirsty.
Our launch event was to mark the beginning of the Areaworks Hackney story. But we’re committed to adding to the space, fully embedding it in its surroundings, and listening to its new members to make it the ultimate Hackney-Shoreditch-Haggerston coworking facility.
Look out for other Areaworks spaces coming to neighbourhoods near you soon… we’re on track to open several more before 2018’s out.
For now, though, Areaworks Hackney – WE SALUTE YOU.
Areaworks Hackney is open, so come on in. For details of facilities and membership packages, or to book a tour, stop by or get in touch.
Areaworks is a provider of open supportive coworking office spaces in accessible areas throughout London. We don’t believe in stuffy central locations, long commutes, impersonal and uptight environments. We believe there’s a better way of working, and we’re here to make it happen: in our areas, with our areas. We believe in opening up communities that inspire progress and open up opportunities. We offer complete turnkey work place solutions for start-ups, creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. We design our desk coworking to feel open, to encourage collaboration and productivity, to inspire you to think differently. Areaworks currently has two coworking spaces in prime London locations. If you are looking for a coworking space in London, which provides you with the environment and opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, then we have the perfect place for you.