The Common Ground: A Creative Space For Collaboration
Situated right across Macpherson MRT station, The Common Ground is a spacious, open concept workspace optimised to boost productivity while keeping guests connected to a professional community. Designed with high ceilings and plenty of natural light, The Common Ground has constructed an inspiring and quiet space perfect to get creative juices flowing.
Guests can choose from a plethora of workstations on-site. If you need a focus-ready area, The Common Ground has plenty of conducive work desks to keep you centered on your tasks for the day.
Alternatively, if you want a more comfortable place to send out emails while enjoying your morning coffee, the space also features well-padded couches furnished with USB pods and mug holders designed to keep your work area neat.
Aided by a helpful management team, guests needn’t worry about the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a conducive office space. True to its vision, guests only need to focus on doing their best work at The Common Ground.
What makes The Common Ground special?
The Common Ground has an exceptionally large space open to its guests. The space has increased in size by almost seven times since 2015; growing from 700 square feet to 5000 square feet today. This affords guests with a spacious escape, away from the typically dense cubicles found in conventional offices.
Apart from work areas, The Common Ground also provides its guests with a range of storage solutions if they need to stow away work materials or essentials that are a hassle to carry around.
What kind of crowd does the space attract?
Home to 17 member companies (as of 2019) and a growing community of professionals, The Common Ground is a second home to a network of startups and freelancers.
Designed to be an innovative co-working space equipped to meet the demands of remote work, The Common Ground is a popular choice amongst creatives, marketing agencies, and professionals within the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) and E-Commerce industries.
The Common Ground is perfect for…
Individuals who enjoy workspace flexibility and only need a professional space for a couple of hours a day. The space is also a fit for anyone who enjoys plenty of natural sunlight and a roomy location to get to work in.
The Common Ground is also highly-suited for client meetings. Quiet and tranquil, guests can ensure that their meetings will remain uninterrupted. Phone booths are also available for guests to take important calls in. If you want to have a relaxed coffee chat with your client, you can look forward to free tea and coffee too!
True to its purpose as a co-working space, The Common Ground is optimised for team meetings as well. Common areas such as the shared pantry and open patio allow teams to work and enjoy the community aspect of the workplace.
What is one thing that surprises people when they come to The Common Ground?
The sheer versatility of The Common Ground is something that surprises guests. Having hosted more than 70 events in 2018, The Common Ground has been a chosen location for many important events from formal webinars and events to weddings.
Where can you eat and what can you do around The Common Ground?
Located right in the middle of Paya Lebar, Circuit Road and Tai Seng, there are numerous F&B options surrounding The Common Ground. If you’re looking for nearby options to pop by for a quick bite, there are hawker centres nestled right next to The Common Ground. You can even get a coffee fix from 20grams Coffee Roastery located in the neighbouring industrial building.
Its proximity to MacPherson MRT (connected to the Downtown Line and Circle Line) also expands the number of food options available. Guests can take a quick 6-8 minute train ride to Serangoon or Stadium for larger shopping malls for more restaurants and eateries.
There are also a few hidden gems to explore around The Common Ground. Being in the light industrial area there are a few cafes spotted nearby such as Knots Cafe and Living. Guests can also look forward to happy hour after a long day at work at the Tipsy Bird located at Paya Lebar Quarter.
Location: 12 Arumugam Road
Nearest MRTs: Right across Macpherson MRT, Exit B
Amenities available: Free Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, pantry, some nearby eateries and cafes
Special features: Very spacious, features and outdoor patio and convenient parking
Workspace atmosphere: Creative, collaborative and relaxed
Perfectly caters to: Creatives, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Also perfect for professionals just looking for a conducive, quiet space to work
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