What’s hotter than a summer day in YYC? The new hot desk policy that Communo just announced!
It’s true, all Communo members can now rent a desk for FREE, subject to availability, if booked three business days or less prior to arrival.
The new hot desk policy is just another perk offered to both local and visiting Communo members as part of their monthly membership.
“The strength of our virtual community is further deepened with the natural creative collisions that occur when members connect in person through our shared workspace,” says Danielle Durand, Communo’s VP of Member Success and Hospitality. “This shared resource supports collective learning, strategic collaboration, and a unique networking space.”
Currently, this building nestled in the heart of Inglewood offers eight hot desks located on the third floor, with a grand fireplace (cozy in the winter!) and large terrace with an amazing view of the city skyline.
If you are looking to guarantee a hot desk as well as reserve one of the well-appointed boardrooms the cost is $40/day. Six dedicated desks are also available at the rate of $500/month on a one-year lease receiving 24/7 building access, conference room bookings and $100/month gated parking.
“I love the buzz and the energy of being around others,” says Lindsay Hill of Fever Communications. She rents a hot desk several days a month. “Being in the Compound allows me to talk with others about topics that I might never have discussed with them otherwise,” she adds.
If you’ve been to the Compound, you already know what a gorgeous building it is. The bright, open airy space has four different levels with a full kitchen upstairs, meeting areas and a spacious terrace perfect for casual receptions and special events. There is also a Quonset hut on site which can be rented for large events and commercial photo or video shoots.
The architecture is beautiful (note the stunning staircase) and it has many quirky features that just make it a fun place to work – like the “secret” door in the boardroom, the giant lion heads that greet you at the front door, the Harley Davidson motorcycle parked outside and the British-style phone booth in the lobby. It’s not unusual to see members taking a fooseball break midday or having their pooch in the office for a visit.
According to historical documents, the current building was built in the 1970s, but city records show the site dates back to the late 1880’s when it was acquired as a lumber yard and later a welding shop. Its proximity to the railway an obvious asset back in the day. You can still hear the rumble of the train as it goes by, but it adds to the charm of the space.