The world is changing and so are the spaces in which we work.
The next generation of workers are used to working in small open spaces like coffee shops and lounges. To an extent it is free but does come with its own problems of the noise and upsetting the premises owner that you are using it all day for the price of a coffee. So, as you grow, where do you go from there?
Co-working sites are popping up all around us. These can range from renting a small office in a traditional way through to just walking in and finding a desk in an open area. However, some are setting up boutique style spaces where more and more of today’s needs are being met, including a collaborative approach to mixing with other businesses, accessing business services and utilising onsite facilities to save time and money. The cost can be a simple ‘pay as you play’ approach with use available for single days.
All in all, these places are creating very happy people who are finding their businesses are growing in ways they never though.
Step forward Agora.
On the outskirts of Southampton there is such a site that has opened in 2019 with a very forward-thinking approach to the space and the businesses that use it. It was created by HPW Design Collaborative – who have developed such sites for their clients over the years, including ‘Network’ in Southampton for the local council and operated by Eagle Labs. The difference this time is that the site is owned by the operator so the time effort and funds put in to create the space were such to facilitate a very high-end environment.
The name Agora comes from the Greeks who met in a square to discuss the local needs, to carry out business and to socialise. It was like a marketplace and it was called Agora.
A very warm welcome awaits you on arrival with happy faces and great coffee. Comfort is key, so a variety of workstations and seating areas have been created along with bathroom and shower facilities, air-conditioning and natural lighting.
Regular engagement with the Agora Engage team helps you mix with other businesses for support through to collaboration opportunities. A bank of associated partner companies, are waiting to assist your business with all of its daily needs, especially those that a lot of businesses cannot afford to just have teams of in their normal set-up. Free sign up to business services and insurances is also offered to term members.
What makes us different?
Wellbeing and Health by Agora Heart.
Nestled at the rear of the building is a health suite that is geared around workers health and everyday wellbeing.
This includes –
A private health space for physical recovery, training and development with personal assistance.
An osteopath to heal those weary and achy muscles and bones.
Massage and movement to keep you healthy.
Counselling for mental health.
Nutrition Specialists to aid with fitness or fat loss.
Beauty Treatments to keep you looking good and therefore feeling good, but also saving time.
Doctor on site, offering basic health checks, non-surgical procedures and vitamin and mineral injections and infusions.
Agora also offers Corporate Wellbeing from workshops to ‘hands on’ sessions for team building and stress relief. Also ‘who looks after you’ - one to one session’s for business owners or managers that need a bit of TLC for themselves, to stay healthy and on top form for their own business and team.
No need to fight your way in and out of the city traffic – we are located just of junction 1, 2 or 3 of the M27.
You won’t believe what is at Agora or how it feels to be part of it until you have visited. Book your visit to see what is going on and to become part of what the Greeks started – AGORA!