Leading Hong Kong-based property developer, Chinachem Group, has announced a new partnership with internationally renowned workspace operator, the Hive, welcoming a new trend many global corporations are shifting their workplace strategy towards hybrid working.
This model offers employees the flexibility to split their time between working from home and the office, and is inspiring an increased awareness of workplace wellness and employee engagement.
Specializing in member experience and connection, the Hive will be operating the newly launched over 17,000-square-foot flexible workspace located in Central Hong Kong.
Spanning four floors in Chinachem Tower, the Hive Central x CCG Commons is ideally located in the heart of Central and overlooks Victoria Harbor. The space will be home to over 300 members and will hold community, productivity and sustainability at its core.
Flexibility and cost are key considerations in the new normal
While employees are increasingly focused on improving work-life balance, corporations are also seeing the need for greater flexibility and productivity in the new normal. With the ever-changing business landscape, companies of all sizes are exploring new workspace solutions.
A recent market survey by JLL revealed that 41% of companies across the world expect to increase the use of flexible workspaces as part of their post-pandemic workplace strategy, demonstrating strong signs of continued growth for the industry.
Flexible workspaces provide tenants with many competitive advantages such as flexible terms, the ability to down and up-size, cost savings in upfront capital expenditure, and shortened setup times – all providing turn-key opportunities for businesses to move quickly and operate with agility.
These factors help to address companies’ need for greater flexibility and headcount mobility in their workplace strategy and allow them to quickly adapt to global workspace trends. Spaces managed by reputable and experienced operators are also well equipped with amenities, engaging communities, and a variety of facilities to accommodate the daily needs of members.
CCG x the Hive: a winning formula to help tenants thrive
Chinachem Group is committed to adding asset value and takes full ownership of this brand-new flexible workspace project at Chinachem Tower. The Group is funding the entire project investment, renovation work, as well as the operating expenses of the space.
Being one of the top industry players with an award-winning background, the Hive operates flexible workspaces in the Asia Pacific region with 21 locations across seven countries. As the operator of this project, the Hive will take ownership of the day to day running of the business. Their mission is to focus on building a welcoming, vibrant community which inspires creativity and productivity, allowing members to collaborate, network and create business opportunities.
All members of the new workspace will have full access to the Hive’s 10 locations in Hong Kong and 21 across the region.
“We are committed to building an excellent and tailor-made flexible workspace in the heart of Central through this pilot project. We envision the project to become a unique hub that brings together different industries and emerging enterprises, sparking new synergies and opportunities,” said June Ng, Senior Manager, Business Transformation and Innovation of Chinachem Group.
Conveniently situated at 34-37 Connaught Road Central, Chinachem Tower is only a two minutes’ walk from Central MTR Station. The brand-new flexible workspace occupies four floors spanning over 17,000 square feet and commands stunning views of IFC, Exchange Square, and Victoria Harbor.
There are 38 private offices which cater to teams of various sizes ranging from two to 20 persons. It also features six meeting rooms equipped with video conferencing facilities, a large communal area, and an open pantry with a self-serve café.
The project’s design focuses on sustainability by incorporating natural elements to infuse warmth and energy into the project. The space features large windows and internal glass partitions to allow maximum natural daylight for all offices. Wooden furniture helps create an inviting and comfortable ambience for a perfect workplace.
The new flexible workspace will be open to the public in April 2022. Memberships start at HK$3,000 per month, with the flexibility of short to long term rentals. For further enquiries, please call +852 3584 7869 or email [email protected].