The finishing touches are now underway on a major expansion at Parmelia House.
Co-working space FLUX has extended its current lease taking up another two floors covering 1,418sqm for 10 years, taking its total commitment to almost 2,800sqm.
Levels six and seven have been totally gutted and refurbished to feature custom designed work spaces to accommodate the different work requirements of its clients. In addition, a suite of meeting rooms, collaboration areas and common spaces have been constructed, with an internal stairwell connecting both levels.
Parmelia House is now home to the largest co-working space in the state, with FLUX occupying five levels of the building. The original tenancy includes the basement, ground floor and level one.
Hawaiian Chief Executive Officer, Russell Gibbs said FLUX has been an amazing success and I would like to congratulate them on the recent expansion.
“FLUX opened at Parmelia House just over 12 months ago focusing on supporting entrepreneurship and innovation through spaces, community and learning.”
“FLUX is a joint venture between Hawaiian and Spacecubed, a co-working office space featuring a mix of resident desks, offices, event spaces and meeting rooms.”
“Hawaiian is proud to be involved with such an innovative business concept helping to grow opportunities here in Perth,” Mr Gibbs said.
FLUX and Spacecubed Managing Director Brodie McCulloch said the expansion will provide 56 offices and more than 150 resident desks and co-working spaces, which will support over 450 people each day.
“The new floors will include a virtual reality and an augmented reality lab providing a platform for people designing new technology in what is anticipated to be a rapid growth area.
"With 40% of the workforce being made up of millennials by 2020 we are expecting the trend towards working in collaborative spaces continuing to grow not just with startup companies but also larger corporates looking to attract and retain the best talent.
“Major companies including Microsoft, Giari Resources, Redback Energy and Western Power have already taken up office space.
"FLUX combined with Spacecubed now manages over 5,000sqm of space including a number of innovation hubs. These hubs are focused on areas of competitive advantage including mining, energy, agriculture, health and social impact. We think by increasing our members access to big opportunities we will see high growth companies more frequently.
“We worked closely with Hawaiian to ensure FLUX wasn’t just a unique space for our members, but also an amenity to the building and other tenants to utilise the meeting rooms, project and event spaces at FLUX,” Mr McCulloch said.