List of coworking spaces in Hawke's Bay

Updated: May 14

A current shake-up of coworking spaces presents a difficulty for would be coworkers - finding and comparing those shared spaces left standing! For instance The Tech Collective Havelock N and Ahuriri, MakePlace, Cultivate Hawke's Bay and Modern Eclectic all show in various Hawke's Bay shared space listings, but all appear to have closed their doors to coworkers by year end 2020.

Then there are many different styles of spaces to choose from, think chic to corporate to casual. Your editor has summarised the style listed by each provider, and readers should consider what will best suit their workspace needs, and those of staff and visitors.

Corporate and modern

Hence the reasons for this list, but what information should this list have?

Your editor believes any useful comparison should focus on what coworkers value most:

  1. Name of the shared space

  2. Workspace choices available - coworking desks and / or private serviced offices

  3. Pricing per desk, per month (if available)

  4. Dedicated desk or office (so you can you leave computers/screens/ keyboards out)

  5. Size - international average is 650 sqm (from Global 2020 Coworker Growth Study)

  6. Shared space styling (look and feel)

  7. Amenities provided (and extra fees for items like meeting rooms, if published)

  8. Terms of business (monthly, daily, hourly) with discounts for part weeks or hot-desks

  9. The location

Causal and cheerful

It is not always clear what value a published price represents, for example are all amenities like meeting rooms included? Is a published price for a dedicated desk / office? Or would you be sharing / hot-desking? The following list attempts to identify these major items clearly, however the enquirer should confirm with each provider directly to ensure veracity before choosing a space.

List of shared spaces updated as of April 2021:

The Bank

Open plan 16 coworking desks - price on request

No serviced offices

Small space (170 sqm), modern, chic, all open-plan on the first floor

A boardroom, phone booth, break-out area with designer kitchen. Phone booth

Fibre broadband. Bathroom with shower

No terms published.

32 Hastings Street, Napier

Business Hub, Hawke's Bay Coworking space and serviced offices - unavailable to business

Medium space (~750 sqm), modern chic on two floors

Local Council funded coworking hub, for local and government agencies only

Honourable mention for excellent meeting and event spaces

Various sized rooms from 6 to 50 persons. Large reception with integrated cafe area

Casual hourly and daily room and event hire only

36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri

The Chook House

6 coworking desks in 2 shared offices - $575 / desk / month

2 serviced offices (up to 3 persons each) - $690 / desk / month

Small space (actual size not given), cheerful with rural values

1 large and 1 small meeting room (bookings and fee applies)

Kitchenette and bathroom / shower available

VDSL copper based internet and WIFI

Flexible hourly, daily, monthly terms available

4 Northumberland Street, Waipukurau

City Space

Open plan 25 coworking desks - $399 / desk / month

3 small serviced offices - $499 / 1st desk / month , $199 / month additional desks

with adjoining communal break-out space

Small to medium space (500 sqm), colourful and cheerful

Funky conference room (an extra fee applies)

Separate games room. WIFI

Flexible daily or monthly terms, introductory specials and discounted rates for hot-desks

113 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

Hastings HIVE

34 dedicated coworking desks - $330 / desk / month

6 Premium coworking desks with more space, privacy & sit/stand - $395 / desk / month

12 serviced offices from 4 to 16 persons - $330 / desk / month

Large space (1200 sqm), corporate and modern, super-friendly and inclusive

Large cafe space with designer kitchen, "Koru lounge" styled quiet space

4 meeting rooms and 2 boardrooms with latest Logitech Video conferencing equipment

New dedicated video conference suite (2Q 2021) and 2 private phone booths

Spa-quality bathrooms and separate showers with changing lockers

Dual fibre broadband with dual unlimited ISP plans, secure gigabit WIFI

Monthly terms with discounts for part weeks

200 Market Street North, Hastings Central

Here Collective

Coworking desks $460 / desk / month

One serviced office - price on request

Medium space (~550 sqm), revamp of older art deco building

Cool and community minded

1 meeting room (extra fee applies)

Chill out area with kitchen. bathroom, unlimited fibre and Wifi

Flexible daily or monthly terms, discount rates for hot-desks

16 Hastings Street, Napier

Maritime House

Coworking desks $495 / desk / month

No serviced offices

Medium space (~600 sqm). Modern take on art deco historic building

Operated by BIZDOM chartered accountants

1 boardroom and 1 small meeting room (available external hire)

Common area with kitchen. Internet access

Monthly terms

1/3 Byron Street, Napier South, Napier 4110

Studio Ossian

Open plan coworking desks - price on request

No serviced offices listed, desks only

Small to medium space (720 sqm), creative chic

1 boardroom and open meeting area. 1 "private meeting" booth

Kitchen area and shower. Fast fibre and WIFI. A climbing wall !

Flexible, part-time (3 days / week) and monthly terms available.

50 Ossian Street, Ahuriri, Napier

Every effort has been made to provide the correct and most up-to-date information that is publicly available.

Coworking space updates, additions, subtractions and corrections to: Hastings HIVE

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