A versatile co-working space servicing a diversity of professionals
The ideal work environment depends as much on each person’s preferences as it does on the activity itself; some like it silent while others can’t work without background noise, and brainstorming might call for different surroundings than drawing up a business plan or writing an article. As a result, creating a suitable shared work space, for different people with different jobs and different daily activities, is not an easy task.
Coming pretty close to attaining this objective, however, is The Work Loft, a multi-purpose co-working space on Silom, right next to the Sala Daeng BTS station (and quite close to the Silom MRT station). Its industrial chic interior, complete with exposed brick walls and large glass and steel windows, is decorated with large, and colourful paintings, giving the space a warm and homey atmosphere, yet keeping it clean, without major visual distractions.
Spanning over three floors, the large co-working space can accommodate more than 100 people at once, and is equipped with standard and counter height desks, comfortable seating areas, plenty of power outlets, and high-speed internet capability. Other facilities include lockers, pantry areas with free water, tea, and instant coffee, private telephone booths, and printer access.
To cater to different needs, each floor provides a different environment, enabling professionals to thrive in their preferred surrounding. While the 4th floor is super quiet, the atmosphere on the 5th is more casual, with music playing in the background. The top floor, meanwhile, is home to a lounge area, complete with sofa and TV, as well as the Loft Café & Bar—offering reasonably priced coffee, and drinks—and an outdoor terrace.
Especially popular with start-ups, a total of 17 private offices can be rented on flexible monthly contracts. Spread throughout the three floors, each office ranges in size between two and eight people, and comes equipped with desks, chairs, internet, lockable doors, interior and exterior windows, as well as 24h access. On request, company and VAT registrations are also available.
Meetings, workshops, and presentations can all be held in one of the six meeting and event rooms, all of which are equipped with HDTVs and whiteboards, and range in size to seat between 8 to 20 people. For larger functions, an event room on the 6th floor—outfitted with a large HD display, microphones, and a speaker system—is suited for about 50 guests, while for networking events, the entire floor can be used to welcome up to 150 attendees.
Regarding pricing, there are different membership packages available, ranging from a daily B300 hot desk, to monthly membership deals starting from B3,000 per month for a co-working space. Becoming a member also includes benefits such as 24h access to The Work Loft (instead of 8am to 8pm for day-to-day guests), printing allowance of B200/month or more, as well as at least two hours’ access to the meeting rooms.
The Work Loft
5F, 281/19-23, Level 4-6, NST One Building, Silom Soi 1
Tel: 02 631 1699 | Open daily: 24 hours | www.theworkloft.com