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News - 3 October 2017
The Auditorium at PLATFORM9

PLATF9RM open at Hove Town Hall

Collaborative workspace provider PLATF9RM opened its doors at Hove Town Hall Monday 2nd October 2017.

Members including Digifingers, Abordo, ThisIsPublicity and SOL Design Collective were amongst the first to benefit from the large co-working lounge, shared working tables and phone booths for private calls, as well as two kitchens equipped with an array of snacks and drinks.

Co-workers ranging from photographers and videographers to healthcare professionals and developers have already signed up. Private offices for four, six, eight and 20 people are still available, with both two-person, three, eight and 12-person offices already let.

The company’s first location opened at Tower Point on North Road during the autumn of 2016. Since then PLATF9RM has become one of the city’s business success stories, growing from 6,000ft
to 15,000ft
of workspace and 0 to 250 members in just six months. With work on the new location firmly on track, the company is confident it will hit 500 members within the next year.

Seb Royle, PLATF9RM Founder and CEO believes the new location will further energise the up-and-coming Hove business community. He said: “It’s no secret that BN3 is home to thousands of talented commuters who ply their talents in London, but times are changing. A new, dynamic and design-led workspace opening in the centre of Hove could be the final piece of the puzzle for many planning to ditch the train and go freelance or start their own business.

“Don’t forget remote workers and teams - many are tired of working from home alone and want to share ideas and make contact with like-minded people. When you consider the varied profile of the people inhabiting collaborative spaces like ours, it’s no wonder we’ve seen demand rise significantly. We’re really excited about adding to the buzz of this high-potential location,”
added Royle.

Local designers We Like Today who were behind the design of the Brighton location were tasked with incorporating PLATF9RM’s interior scheme into Hove Town Hall’s 1970’s Brutalist structure, via a cork floor in the lounge and co-working areas, splashes of signature red and yellow and Scandinavian birch plywood utilised throughout. The distinctive auditorium ceiling will remain untouched.

To view, or trial co-working at PLATF9RM, please email, or go to
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