Independent space now available for businesses

A local company has launched a new independent space for business people to gather that’s the first of its kind in Victoria.

A local company has launched a new independent space for business people to gather that’s the first of its kind in Victoria.

The Freebird Collective, a group of freelance branding and marketing experts, launched the Nest, a co-working space that companies and individuals can book to host training sessions, pop-up shops, workshops, displays and shows.

The roughly 1,000-square-foot space, located at 1114 Langley St., caters to creative professionals and freelancers, and includes a board room table that can be split into separate work stations, couches, a large-screen display, printer/scanner and high-speed Internet.

According to Rebecca Kirstein, branch coordinator of the Nest, the space caters to a growing number of individuals seeking co-working spaces and is already getting lots of use with five of the eight desks booked.

“A lot of companies are looking for off-site places to meet and have events and functions. It was definitely something that was in demand in the community,” she said, adding it helps get employees out of the office.

“People are really looking for flexible work environments and shared resources because it is so costly to have a board room that’s a part of your office space that you might use once a month. As a community and our economy is really moving towards shared resources and co-working as a viable option, particularly for start-ups and entrepreneurs.”

Kirstein said there are board room spaces in Victoria, but they are usually connected to hotels and banks, whereas the Nest is an independent meeting room.

They also launched the Landing Pad, a board meeting room roughly 500 to 600-square-feet. It is located at #3-1113 Langley St. (above Murchie’s).

For more information or to book the spaces visit landingpadyyj.com or thenestvictoria.com.