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Silicon Brooky attracts shared workspace investment

Flexible workspace provider WOTSO has swooped in on ‘silicon Brooky’ purchasing property in the new start-up hub to create a shared workspace.

Purchased for $4,000,000 the Ada Avenue property is 1,400sqm and will be transformed into the group’s signature flexible space WOTSO with all its usual quirks and modern office trimmings.

This is the second lower Northern Beaches venue for WOTSO, which currently has a joint venture with landlord Royal Far West. The Manly office is also home to Manly Observer.

One of scores of WOTSO flexible workspaces in Australia.

The Manly building we are housed in has a massive 3,000sqm space and is sitting at 90 per cent occupancy. One of its managing directors, Jessie Glew, said many Beaches folks weren’t able to do their regular CBD commute under Covid and now they’ve tasted the sweet life of surf breaks at lunch they aren’t too keen to go back.

Work in progress at Manly WOTSO.

“The Northern Beaches is crying out for flexible workspaces of some scale, WOTSO will give another reason to work near to home and the beach,” she said.

We haven’t spied any of the Brooky designs but WOTSO is known for its industrial layouts, upcycled materials, timber and greenery.  It also has a lot of fun with quirky art, spaces and all manner of surprises.  In Manly, for example, there is a small room with nothing in it but a single putting green.  They’ve got their own vibe going on.

We will keep you posted on the Brooky build but we are told it is not likely to be ready until the end of this year.

You can learn more about the Manly space at https://www.wotsoworkspace.com.au/locations/australia/new-south-wales/sydney/manly/


Transparency check: While this is an unsponsored article, Manly Observer has a commercial relationship with WOTSO and is close with much of its team. We are also a little in love with our workspace in Manly. 

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