And-Co, a new shared workspace concept, will open in the Cardero building at 1575 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.
According to Arpeg Group of Companies, And-Co offers features workspace that more and more companies are looking for during the pandemic like flexible lease terms, interconnected stairways (no need to take an elevator), operable windows (to allow for fresh air flow) and an on-site restaurant with in-office catering (no need for staff to go out for lunch).
The private offices can accommodate from four to 16 people, and are being targeted at established companies and boutique firms as well as out-of-town businesses looking to set up a base in the city.
“Working from home during the pandemic has made companies rethink their relationship with the office. Companies want smarter spaces with flexible terms and have a renewed focus on wellness,” says Sylvia Rayner, managing director at And-Co. “With And-Co, we wanted to create an office that is designed for this new reality, one that features meticulously designed spaces, high-end amenities, thought-provoking cultural programming and a community of dynamic entrepreneurs and innovators who support, stimulate and inspire one other.”
Designed by award-winning architectural firm BVN, And-Co’s office suites and meeting rooms are soundproofed and come fully equipped with top-of-the-line ergonomic furniture. An interconnected stairway and large operable windows allow for plenty of natural light and fresh air while indoor bike storage and EV charging stations cater to carbon-conscious commuters.
Tenants will have access to meditation rooms as well as a kitchen, lounge, an audio-visual production centre and shared meeting rooms. The on-site wellness centre includes a massage, physio and chiropractic treatment room as well as a gym offering personal training and small-group fitness classes.