Home to freelancers, entrepreneurs, consultants and small businesses, the professional atmosphere and social environment at this flexible co-working office space encourage networking and collaboration. While good coffee, a plug point and a stable wifi connection is enough for some to turn any busy coffee shop into an office for the day, renting a desk at a co-working space like Perch is the smarter way to work.
Describing itself as 'like gym for people who need to work', Perch offers over 40 hot desks, 20 dedicated desks, 22 private offices and five meeting rooms as well as team booths, lounges and other breakaway areas for when you need to make a long phone call in privacy. Recognising that what many entrepreneurs and freelancers value most is flexibility, desks can be rented on a daily, weekly or month-to-month basis with daily rates starting from R250 (excluding VAT).
Perks and amenities include fast, reliable and unlimited internet, access to copiers, printers and scanners, various comfortable spaces to host formal and informal meetings including boardrooms, lockers to stow away your things at the end of the day, a super-friendly team of office managers to ensure that everything runs like clockwork and the Clipboard Society Cafe coffee bar with a choice of snacks and an order-in lunch menu.
Perch's regular programme of social and professional events is also a major plus, allowing plenty of opportunities to socialise with and learn from your fellow members of the flexible workforce. Look out for free talks and workshops led by creative industry experts and influencers on topics such as the gig economy and creativity in the workspace as well as fun social events aimed at Perch members.
The decor and design is bright, fresh and super contemporary endowed with funky yet comfortable furniture and an enviable collection of contemporary artworks by top local artists hanging on the walls.
As far as location goes, this one is hard to beat. Perch is a five-minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain station and right next door to the countless shopping, lunch and entertainment options on offer at Rosebank Mall and the adjoining Zone@Rosebank.