A Belgian company specialising in creating office spaces opened on 1st of February a co-working space on the exit of the E40 Liège/Brussels motorway.
TechLounge Brussels is a new ‘connected’ co-working space which is equipped with the latest technological applications. Co-working is a style of work that involves a shared workplace, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office, that co-working are usually not employed by the same organisation.
Typically, it is attractive to work at home professionals, independent contractors or people who travel frequently.
Equppied with 60 flexible the environmentally friendly centre, emphasises user-friendly technology, acoustics and ergonomics. Workstations spread over an entire floor, 16 permanent workstations and 12 private offices, it aims to offer a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers and independent workers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.
Situated close to the European institutions and national airport, the newly opened centre is also at the heart of the future Brussels “Mediapark”.
There is also a “classroom of the future” dedicated to learning and offering innovative teaching methods based on new technologies. It also boasts high-speed Wi-Fi, audiovisual assistance, IT services, printing facilities, two in-house restaurants, meeting rooms, relaxation and network zones, a brainstorming arena, a recording studio and a fully digital training centre.
Between 2006 and 2015, several studies have shown the number of co-working spaces has roughly doubled each year.
France opened its first co-working space as long ago as 2007 in Marseille while the UK has also been among the most responsive European countries to the idea of collaborative working, with a special focus on London.
Now, Brussels has followed on the heels of Paris and London by opening its very own dedicated co-working centre.