Northshore Brisbane will soon be home to a new cutting-edge co-working space that will support the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Brisbane.

Positioned as a creative innovation hub, this collaborative workspace aims to foster the success of start-up and scale-up businesses by providing affordable rental spaces and a dynamic environment for creativity and collaboration. The construction of the building will be led by Bridgeman, a Supply Nation certified Indigenous company.

Situated adjacent to the renowned Eat Street Northshore, the creative innovation hub will span an impressive 1,172 square meters across two levels in a warehouse-style building, accommodating up to 170 workers. The facility will boast flexible workspaces, collaborative meeting rooms, and event spaces, offering a versatile and inspiring setting for professionals.

Beyond providing physical spaces, the creative innovation hub aspires to cultivate a thriving community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives. The goal is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, networking opportunities, and access to mentoring and support services. In addition to the daily work environment, the hub will host various events such as workshops, seminars, pitch nights, and more, showcasing the diverse talent and potential within the local SME sector.

The building approach of Bridgeman is to offer 100% engagement with local contractors, manufacturers and supply chain for goods, services, materials and equipment. Bridgeman works to pre-qualify capable and reliable First Nations businesses and also encourages non-First Nations businesses to include First Nations businesses in their own supply chain. Bridgeman also supports a number of social initiatives which aim to support training opportunities for First Nations people.

Construction has commenced, with completion expected by late 2024. The co-working space is slated to open its doors for business by mid-2025. This transformative project receives funding from the Queensland Government as part of the $1 billion Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA) program. This initiative is geared towards revitalising the former industrial site, transforming it into a vibrant mixed-use precinct.

As the creative innovative hub takes shape, it promises not only to be a physical space for work but a catalyst for innovation and collaboration, contributing to the overall thriving hub of Northshore Brisbane. The Queensland Government’s commitment to this venture underscores the significance of creating a dynamic and supportive ecosystem for SMEs, marking a pivotal step towards a prosperous and vibrant future for the region. Stay tuned for updates as this creative innovative hub becomes a key player in shaping the entrepreneurial landscape of Northshore Brisbane.

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