Hub Australia secures new coworking site in Australia's oldest Customs House

Hub Australia secures new coworking site in Australia's oldest Customs House
Hub Australia secures new coworking site in Australia's oldest Customs House

Australia’s oldest surviving customs building, Customs House in Sydney, will become home to local coworking operator Hub Australia’s newest Sydney location.

This will be Hub's seventh location nationally with a footprint of over 21,000 sqm square metres.

As the country’s largest locally owned coworking operator, Hub Australia will occupy the entirety of levels three and four of the building, the only commercial office levels available.

Totalling 2,341 square metres Hub Customs House will feature five premium business suites which accommodate teams of 20 as well as offices for teams from one to 20 people.

The Customs House deal comes as Hub Australia’s original Sydney site, Hub William Street, is scheduled for closure on 31 March 2019, due to the current lease ending.

Many of the current Hub Williams Street members will relocate to the Hub Hyde Park site.

Hub Australia CEO and Founder, Brad Krauskopf, said, "the demand for quality coworking space is not slowing down, especially in Sydney where office vacancy has hit 4.1 per cent which is the lowest level since 2000."

"In addition to Customs House, we’re actively looking for more sites in the Sydney market... we are aiming to secure three or four new sites each year in unrivalled CBD locations and unique buildings.”

Hub Australia secures new coworking site in Australia's oldest Customs House

Customs House is a historic landmark building perfectly positioned in the evolving Circular Quay precinct. Our members will benefit from the central CBD location, multiple transport links including the future light rail and wider development in the area such as the Gateway dining precinct, Quay Quarter and Wanda’s One Circular Quay hotel and apartment project,” says Krauskopf.

Tom Buxton, Colliers, who negotiated the lease for landlord, the City of Sydney, said,  “Customs House will provide an outstanding space for Hub Australia’s latest site. The buildings stunning heritage features will complement the Hub Australia‘experience’ and provide its members with outstanding workspaces among some of the best amenity that a central CBD location like this provides.”

The building is also home to Customs House Library and, Café Sydney, as well as playing host to public events such as the National Young Writers Festival launch.

The historic building still features original heritage elements including sandstone feature walls, and original timber windows and door frames.

Hub Australia secures new coworking site in Australia's oldest Customs House

Hub Customs House is expected to open on 1 August 2019.

It is situated immediately adjacent to multiple public transport modes on Circular Quay,plus a 10 minute walk from Martin Place, 15 minute walk from Town Hall and five minutes from the Sydney Opera House.

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