Taking co-working spaces to the next level

Core Collective offers a variety of fitness classes such as Pilates Reformer, yoga and boxing.
Core Collective offers a variety of fitness classes such as Pilates Reformer, yoga and boxing. PHOTO: CORE COLLECTIVE
Paperwork is a co-working space for creatives and design firms.
Paperwork is a co-working space for creatives and design firms. PHOTO: PAPERSPACE SINGAPORE
Silo offers working spaces for businesses that value luxury and privacy.
Silo offers working spaces for businesses that value luxury and privacy. PHOTO: SILO
The common areas at WeWork are stylishly designed and encourage interaction and communication.
The common areas at WeWork are stylishly designed and encourage interaction and communication. PHOTO: WEWORK

(THE BUSINESS TIMES) - When they first appeared in Singapore around 2011, co-working spaces were hailed as the new way to work.

They appealed to start-ups, particularly in the tech sector, who needed a space without busting their budget. Freelancers jumped on the bandwagon, especially those who could not work from home, and found coffee joints to be just too noisy.

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