Though it can seem a little odd to desire a private office amid a coworking space, it’s actually become quite popular. You get all the benefits of coworking, such as networking, community, and sharing knowledge and jokes around the bean coffee maker, while still having a private area to take client meetings and important calls, or just hibernate with your laptop and coffee.
The beauty of a private office is that it’s, well… private. It’s also customizable, fully enclosed, and comes with a lock and key, so that no one can enter your space without an invitation. Private offices are great for established companies as well as individuals, making them excellent for enhancing teamwork or getting your most important work done in peace and quiet. If you’re looking for an oasis of privacy amidst an active community, a private office in a coworking space may be just the ticket.
Then it is better to consider a few things:
Shared office spaces provide you with a great chance of networking, creating connections and broadening your leads.
At West Quay Offices, you will have your own & secured private office, high-speed internet connection, brand-new furniture, access to member benefits, community boards and events.
With a 24/7 accessible private office, you own your time. A rainy Sunday that you have to finish things quickly? Just go ahead, get a cup of coffee and dive in to your tasks.
We know it so well that your time is the biggest investment. That’s why we will be collaborating on many things together, to create more time for you.
You will have lots of cash credit for meeting rooms. You can use lounge area anytime you want. Enjoy complimentary coffee and cold drinks all day long. Get a local phone number that you can easily maintain and we will bring it to your desk. As a business ourselves, we know you need tailored solutions. And that’s why we are here.
Office space won’t be the only solution you will get from us. Come and say hello. And let’s figure out what we can do for you.
West Quay Offices is where individuals and businesses come together to grow and achieve success collaboratively. Our members are dynamic professionals, creative thinkers, independent enterprises, from all walks of life who come together to create our vibrant, spirited community.
Whether you are a new or scaling venture, we provide the ideal environment for you to reach and exceed your business goals.
Some of these are already included in default plans and some comes as add-on to any plan and office you choose:
This plan is per office and will be attached to main person or all team at one private office.
This plan only works combined with a private office that have individual pricing.
Be the part of the community in your rules.
You focus on your work and making money, we will handle all admin work for you.
You can access your private office 24/7 unlike our membership plans which are limited to business hours.
Yes, networking and growing your circle is good. But sometimes you will need your privacy with your personal office.
In 2020 we moved our offices from Gastown to the West Quay Offices in North Vancouver, because we wanted an environment that matched our ambitious company culture better. We are a Lower Middle Market Private Equity fund that invests in profitable impact companies across North America. West Quay offered us the high level of services, meeting facilities, and high quality of offices that people associate with our quality brand. Our staff now enjoy a short boat ride to come to the offices and never have to worry about parking nor their safety again. The location also allows us to quickly go out on team hikes when we want to have a fresh air discussion.
Our Electric Vehicle startup was working fully remote at the beginning of COVID. We preferred however to find an office where we could have our growing team work out of, while still remaining flexible. Our team helps fleet operators transition their fleet to EV by providing turn key services for the installation of chargers, procurement of vehicles and financing. We needed a professional location with good shared services and we found that in West Quay Offices. It has been a real pleasure with Hussein and his team taking good care of us. We are growing fast and still have room to grow at West Quay. It is a pleasure being here and the location is fantastic. Easily accessible with a good view of the harbour.
West Quay Offices provides our team with an excellent base of operations. We have our own dedicated team office, combined with shared access to plenty of meeting and private call rooms, plus the social space, which is like having our own café right in the office. The proximity to Lonsdale Quay gives us easy accessibility to downtown Vancouver, plus plenty of excellent restaurants for lunch or dinner meetings. The quality and professionalism of West Quay Offices always impresses our visitors.
We would like to take a moment to answer some of the most common questions.
If you can think of any others feel free to contact us and ask?
There are no hidden fees or additional expenses unless otherwise agreed upon. Such as printing, mailing services or additional meeting room hours above your membership allotment.
Basically all services you need to startup will be included in the plan you choose.
But we have many additional high tech and special services where you may like to add in the beginning or during time. You can view all of these on the plan you book or products page.
Yes, we do. You can book them additionally or choose a bundle that includes some hours each month. Check our meeting rooms in here.
We do not have traditional leases for our spaces, we have a membership agreement for use of the space.
Office space is a small piece of equation as we provide many additional services.
We do require a refundable deposit for monthly and longer Private Office and Dedicated Desk plans.
We don’t charge for a membership until you are ready to use it, generally when you are ready to join, come in or visit our member portal or use mobile application to get it going.
If you are subscribed to one of our Coworking Membership plans you can put your membership on hold. If you have a Private Office or Dedicated Desk you cannot as we are not able to hold a dedicated desk or office.
Alternatively, you can switch to a Virtual Office plan during to continue receiving your emails and keep your setup like Website, Phone Numbers, etc…
Yes, you can share an office but we don’t split office cost. One person has to be the paying member and is responsible for the term agreement for the office, regardless if the person you are sharing with leaves.
You can also use one business address per office and mail forwarding. So we advise if other business requires to get a Virtual Office plan as well.
You can get many phone lines as you require.
Rental insurance is not a requirement but we do recommend it for members of Private Offices or Dedicated Desks.
Especially if you keep valuable hardware in your offices or desks.
Our office pricing is based on the square footage of the office, as well as the features of the office (ie. water view or interior view).
Coworking office hours in West Quay Offices is 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday except Statuary holidays.
Some Coworking plans and Private Office Plans offer 24/7 Access.
Most of our memberships are 24/7 access except Hybrid and Community Coworking plans.
During non public office hours, admin services will be limited and you will require key cards to unlock office doors and main building where you can get from reception.
There are many easy ways to book a meeting room:
You can absolutely have.
You need to register your visitor on our portal or mobile application so we can notify you when they arrive and also know that he/she is your guest. This is a simple or impressive process for your visitors too.
Or they can do when they arrive on tablet kiosk in reception.
Sometimes these meetings can be hot and distract others around you if you are in common areas.
So we ask you do do these meetings in your Private Office if you have one OR if you don’t want to do it in there and if you are a Coworking Member, please book our “Small Meeting Room” for this. Small meeting room is very cheap compared to large one and you have many meeting dollars in your account that will expire each month. This way, we can keep everyone happy.
Please, do NOT!
These rooms designed for single persons to work and focus on what hey are doing. These pods are not sound proof. Any loud noise you will make in there will echo in half of our office. While this will remove your privacy, it will also interrupt all around that area and other single private booths.
Yes, we do have professional office printer on site. We offer credit for printing to some Coworking plans, Private Offices and Dedicated Desks.
Yes, we offer scanning to anyone in our offices. We have a very smart auto document fee scanner that you can organize, email, copy to USB or Fax to Canada/US phones.
This service is free to all members.
This service is already included in most Coworking plans and Private Offices for one company.
If you want to receive mails for additional companies or just want this service check our Virtual Office plans.
At this time we are not able to accommodate children. In instances of an emergency we are accommodating for short durations in the workplace when responsible parent is present at all times with them.
Our offices have many high tech stuff and not built thinking safety of children in young age.
We always try to accommodate our members growth within our spaces, however if your team grows large enough that you can no longer fit in our space please discuss with management as we may be able to build a custom space for you.
The businesses that aren’t a good fit for West Quay Offices would be retail, massage, chiropractic, dentist etc. The type of businesses that have frequent heavy traffic in and out of the space.
No you must bring your own computer. We offer desks, shared tables or a range of private offices able to accommodate 1-6 people. Everyone gets to use the kitchen, shared lounge spaces. Wifi, coffee, tea and water are included and we have lockers where you can keep your stuff if you’re a member. Meeting rooms are available to book and meeting room credits are included in some packages.
Yes, we do with our fresh coffee maker!
You can pay conveniently by bank transfer, debit or credit card.
There is no commitment BUT for private offices we advise 12-month commitment as this will effect pricing in your favor. We display 12-month term monthly pricing on booking page while we also advertise Month-to-Month pricing on description.
Yes, if you have booked accommodation with us. The parcels must be within the scope of normal parcel post.
Yes, there are different models for different needs. From your own line to your own toll-free number, a lot is possible. We will be happy to advise you individually.
You can also check our VoIP services by visiting this link.