Atterbury is making its first foray into shared workspaces with its new Attspace co-working concept, which debuted at the La Gratitude Manor House on Stellenbosch’s historic oak-lined Dorp Street.
“Attspace is Atterbury’s first venture into the exciting world of co-working. We are experimenting with the concept at our Stellenbosch property and, based on its success, intend to expand our unique vision for shared offices into other areas of South Africa,” says Jackie Raubenheimer, leasing manager of Attspace.
The collaborative workspace of Attspace is unlike any other in South Africa. Its very first shared office space is in the La Gratitude Manor House, a national monument built in 1798 and the second-oldest building in South Africa’s second-oldest town.
Attspace at La Gratitude combines modern business with old-world charm in a dramatic yet relaxed setting. The entire space is designed to be creative, productive, enjoyable and facilitate networking between like-minded business people.
Starting with the comfort of designer and antique furniture, the Attspace experience is rich with all the amenities required for everyday business. It offers high-speed uncapped fibre Internet, personal lockers, network printing, boardrooms, lounge, fully equipped kitchenette with free coffee, daily cleaning, shower facilities and two relaxing patios.
Security is a given, including biometrics and a security application which also enables 24/7 access for working any time of the day or night. The shared offices enjoy the convenience of La Gratitude’s Italian restaurant, Asta La Pasta, and are a short stroll from the area’s vibrant restaurant and retail offerings.
Naturally, the Attspace 15-seater open-plan shared workspace is a prestigious business address suited to a diverse variety of users, from entrepreneurs and start-ups to freelancers and small business owners. Personalised packages are available to users’ requirements to get them started right away.
This year, Atterbury is celebrating 25 years of developing prime office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and residential property across South Africa, the rest of the African continent and, most recently, in Europe. It has earned a track record of investing in community, culture, art and heritage around its properties.
Atterbury renovated La Gratitude with meticulous care and gently repurposed it into a 1,000sqm of office space and a 200sqm restaurant. The building responds to a real commercial need in the area. La Gratitude’s growing business community already includes Bowmans Law, RLB Pentad Quantity Surveyors, 1K1V (One thousand and one Voices), Pallidus Capital, Atterbury Trust, IPNLF (International Pole and Line Foundation), Epiuse Labs, Real World Business Solutions and Neo Architects. Atterbury occupies the building’s first floor.