The new Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Henna Choudhowry cut the ribbon to officially open the latest Co-working and flexible workspace in Worthing to create more employment space in the town center.
Freedom Works, who set up their first co-working space in Worthing in 2016 have now extended their offering to create a new ‘Creative & Digital Hub’ in Stoke Abbott Road, opposite the Assembly Rooms.
The co-working and flexible office space operator took over the defunct Kids Fun Junction, which closed down during the pandemic to repurpose a high street property to create 20 modern and fresh private offices, alongside a hot-desking area and 2 meeting rooms, for the growing demand in hybrid working teams wanting to meet up in the town.
“We’re extremely proud to reinvest into Worthing, which was where we started 6 years ago”, commented Jon Trigg, Founder & Managing Director of Freedom Works. “We’ve witnessed a huge uplift in new people moving to Worthing wanting a place to work, plus the growth in flexible working since the pandemic”, Trigg goes on to explain.
The ‘Creative & Digital Hub’ community workspace provides 24-hour access, 7 days a week for dedicated members; flexible membership packages including permanent dedicated desks or those who just wish to use a desk for an hour or two; enhanced security with CCTV; free tea, coffee and fresh fruit; access to workshops and networking events; and Free Beer Friday.
In addition, the new ‘Creative & Digital Hub’ will also offer members a dedicated space for networking events; a brand-new kitchen and refreshment area; and a creative open plan workspace accommodating permanent desk holders and several hot desks for those just wanting to turn up and work for the day.
The overarching objective behind the fast-growing Sussex business is to produce a network of co-working spaces throughout Sussex and the South Coast to create an environment that encourages productivity and collaboration within regional coastal towns.
“The pandemic has changed the way we work forever” comments Trigg. “The mindset today is a better work, life balance and having a place where your team enjoy working and you have an opportunity to collaborate. The Creative & Digital Hub is perfectly positioned to encourage and help develop local micro businesses, entrepreneurs and establishing SMEs, by creating a great place to work and opportunity to collaborate.”
Although the official opening was last friday, 17th June, it came several months after the space actually opened. However, although the doors only opened a few months ago, the space is already bustling with freelancers, businesses and local networking initiatives.
If you would like to arrange a tour or would like more information then please contact Freedom Works on 01273 977220 or via [email protected].