The North Carolina city of Charlotte is a major commercial hub and home to a modern city centre, where a wide number of co-working spaces can be found.
Working patterns continue to undergo a major shift around the world, with many more people now working remotely. At the same time, the number of self-employed continues to rise steadily. These two factors in particular have helped drive the already burgeoning coworking sector, with pretty much every city globally offering shared office spaces where workers can hire individual desks or offices in communal buildings. If you’re looking for a flexible work space in Charlotte, here are 10 of the best.
With four venues dotted across the city, Hygge is Charlotte’s largest independently owned coworking space. Filled with entrepreneurs, remote workers, start-up founders, non-profits, and podcast hosts, members have 24/7 access provided through a dedicated app. Pricing starts at $149 per month for a flex membership, which includes access to the open workspace in all Hygge locations, as well as 5 meeting room hours at a single location. Dedicated desk membership starts at $269 and there are also day passes for $20 per day, restricted to weekdays, 8.30am-5pm. Other notable services and amenities include a podcast studio, a fully equipped gym with group programming sessions, and regular events.
Venues across Charlotte / wearehygge.com
Located in the upbeat business district of Montford Park, CoCoTiv offers private offices, meeting rooms, and coworking space to take your business to the next level. Making each day a little easier, members and guests receive complimentary access to parking, high-speed internet, phone booths, and a bevy of beverage options. Private office tenants and all-access coworking members also receive printing credits, conference room hours and fitness centre access. All-access coworking starts at $225 per month, and private offices start at $734 per month. Flexible short-term memberships are available at $70.
1515 Mockingbird Lane / www.cocotiv.com
With coffee flowing, good vibes, and comfortable spaces for both individual and collaborative work, The Connect offers the perfect recipe for getting things done. Membership is just $249/month for all-inclusive access and with an offering for a free week, you can try it out risk free. Private offices are also available, starting at $625/month. The Connect is Charlotte’s first co-warehouse space with units starting at $350/month and includes coworking membership, shared equipment, and dock door. All members benefit from the use of secure printing, high-speed Wi-Fi, conference rooms, private phone booths, a well-stocked kitchen, free coffee, and weekly events for professional development, wellness, networking, and more.
1251 Arrow Pine Drive / www.theconnectcoworking.com
Regus have a large presence in Charlotte, with eleven venues dotted across the city. Their contemporary workspaces have hot desks, permanent desks, and private offices. Membership includes access to amenities and facilities such as printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract. Prices vary by location, but in Charlotte start at around $255 per month for full-time access to their coworking areas. Five or ten days a month packages are also available for cheaper rates.
Venues across Charlotte / www.regus.com
Situated on the 27th floor of Bank of America Plaza in the heart of Charlotte’s uptown district and financial centre, and just steps away from the city’s biggest attractions, this space feature eye-catching s floor-to-ceiling windows and superb views across the city. There are no open work spaces available, but private offices start at $585 per month, which includes access to conference rooms, a dedicated community manager and professional cleaning. Members also benefit from on-site amenities including a wellness room, and there’s also unlimited printing, daily breakfasts and craft coffee, and frequent community events
101 South Tryon Street / www.industriousoffice.com
Housed in a four-story boutique property with historic roots, Expansive’s bright and modern Charlotte coworking space is easy to locate with its cheery yellow exterior. Coworking membership starts at $199 per month for access to the venue’s shared workspaces, with dedicated desks starting at $349. There’s also the option to buy hourly or daily on-demand access passes. Amenities include indoor lounge areas, conference rooms, phone booths, bike storage, and a Mother’s Room equipped with soft seating, refrigerator, locking door, and electrical outlets.
227 West 4th Street / www.expansive.com
A boutique-style coworking space with an open layout, vaulted ceilings, and natural light pouring through the windows, the Launch Factory offers 24/7 flex membership coworking for rates starting at $200 per month. Day passes are also available for $25 per day, Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. On-site services and amenities include Gigabit WiFi, secure digital key access, convenient apps for easy bill pay and bookings, complimentary coffee, a podcast studio, bike storage, wellness room, phone rooms, free parking, and regular member events. Light background music, a living plant wall, reclaimed wood features, original brick walls, and modern furniture add to the distinctive ambience.
2459 Wilkinson Boulevard / www.thelaunchfactory.com
Located in the historic Atherton Mill Lofts building in the heart of Charlotte’s South End neighbourhood, this boutique coworking space aims to create an environment that allows members to focus on their work distraction-free. Flex membership starts at $175 per month and includes 24/7 first-come first-serve access to desks and café-style seating on the first floor. Dedicated desk membership starts at $350 per month and there are also midweek day passes for $25 per day. All-inclusive benefits include use of printing/scanning/copying, high-speed WiFi, a conference room, a breakout room, a private phone room, free parking, snacks, coffee, tea and other drinks.
2108 South Boulevard / www.themillcoworking.com
A well-established industry name with coworking venues situated in cities across the world, SPACES have two fully-serviced Charlotte locations, both featuring everything from super-fast Wi-Fi to stylish furniture – not to mention a community of creative entrepreneurs. Contracts are fully flexible, with coworking membership starting at $255 at both spaces. Rates are all-inclusive, with utilities, cleaning and everything else all included in one simple price. Members can make use of on-demand meeting rooms of varying sizes and a busy calendar of networking events.
Two venues in Charlotte / Book via Regus
Housed in a former factory building, Tabbis is open 24/7 and features around 100 hot seats, along with 75 dedicated seats, 44 private offices, and 3 conference rooms. Hot desk membership starts at $150 per month and dedicated desk membership for $250 per month. On-site amenities include a cafe/lounge area that can be converted into a dedicated events space by evening, a full bar stocked with kegs and snacks, a separate bar serving locally-roasted coffee, super-fast fibre internet, a recording studio, all types of lounging space, showers, a meditation room, and lockers.
1300 South Boulevard / www.tabbris.com