In the peak age of remote and flexible working arrangements, what do you look for in a co-working space? Affordability? Mama-friendly facilities? Instagram worthiness? Crane has all this and more
Here at Sassy Mama we always get to try really cool activities, products and spaces, including fun places to work! Recently we’ve been loving the office vibe at Crane, a new member-based social club and shared space in Robertson Quay, for its gorgeous interiors, fab facilities and ideal location. We loved it so much, in fact, that it’s now one of our go-tos for co-working and team meetings. With rates starting at just $6/day it’s hard not to love. Keep reading and you might find it’ll be the perfect work space for you, too, mama!
1. Affordable Rates
We know that one of the biggest factors when choosing a suitable office among the mamapreneur and small business community is the price. With that in mind, Crane has created a range of options to support a variety of individuals and businesses. Memberships start from just $180/month (that works out to $6 a day!), with the option to drop in for a trial at just $20/day. If you’re at least 45 years old, you can even enjoy a monthly rate of just $45! Private offices are also available for rent, with options for corporate partners and groups to enjoy an exclusive small office space with ample storage and power points, free Wi-Fi, and support for workshops, seminars and retail arrangements. Find the full membership price list here!
Crane Members enjoy:
- Access to all spaces for hot-desking
- Rent-free use of event spaces for workshops and programmes (check out the extensive schedule!)
- 25% off rental rates for private events such as birthday parties and wedding
- Full support from the Crane team for marketing and ticketing needs for workshops made available to the public
2. Mama-friendly Facilities
The staff at Crane won’t even bat an eyelid if you ask to be pointed to a private room for your nursing or pumping needs. The Cozy Corner is a lovely room with comfortable plush chairs and power sockets that we’ve taken advantage of plenty of times!
We would’ve never guessed that the building was formerly Nan Chiau Girls’ School, with its fab facilities like spacious, high-ceiling meeting rooms, a large deck and garden with lots of greens, an inviting living area, a cozy library (where you can experience a myriad of activities, from meditation and yoga, to wine and whisky tastings, to dinner discussions and seminars), a shared working space, and a flexible event floor that converts effortlessly from a fitness studio to an art workshop. They even have an in-house florist maintaining the fresh floral displays and the club’s lush interiors.
3. Wholesome Community
Crane stands out by building a community that’s focused on sustainability, social impact and holistic wellness. Throughout the year, they host an active calendar of interest-based content around key themes so there’s always something to look forward to. Crane’s unique blend of content introduces members to new experiences in an accessible way, from yoga paired with wine tasting, to Lindy Hop dance nights and networking to live comedy! Not only can you participate in these classes at lower rates, you can run your own classes, workshops, pop-ups and seminars, fully utilising your workspace.
They’re also preparing to launch Crane LIVE – a free, flexible platform for people in the Crane community to skillshare, gain the tools they need to stay relevant, share knowledge, and network. Through Crane LIVE, members can find other likeminded creators in the Crane community who can help with video editing, recording, filming and more (which can all be done within the building with filming and recording spaces available!).
4. Sustainable Retail Picks
Did we also mention how gorgeous Crane is with its ‘urban loft’ feel? While the interiors are decked out in an industrial-meets-mid-century-modern style, their entrance greets you with a carefully-curated, beautifully-displayed retail store, Magpie Market. Products featured include those from Crane partners Luuna Naturals, Books Actually, Beverly’s Blooms, Nodspark (a Sassy Mama fave!), and many more! Created with sustainability at its heart, the Crane store encourages members to indulge in reusable cups, mugs and cutlery; pick up biodegradable table linens and sanitary products; and connect with others over a card game or a good book.
If you’re a small business looking for somewhere to sell your produce, you can pay a small monthly fee to place your items at Crane – with no markup and no delivery cost! You’re also welcome to promote your items in their online shop.
5. Great Location
Crane is easily accessible with a shuttle service from Somerset MRT. It’s also in proximity to Fort Canning MRT which makes it easy for members who live on the Downtown line. On-site, there’s the public F&B area with Mercato, which houses fresh bakes and sweet treats by Kura Patisserie, and a resident bar. There’s also a string of great River Valley cafes just around the corner, including PS Cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters and Book Cafe. Great for grabbing a coffee before you head to the office!
COVID-19 Advisory: Safe Reopening of Crane from 15 June 2020
As stipulated by the government there will be temperature checks and safe entry at Crane. They will also be sanitising the space throughout the day, and ensuring safe distancing is possible. Additionally, they are implementing an online reservation system where you can save a spot for yourself at Crane for the day.
Want to know more? Check out Crane’s schedule, membership fees, and rental rates here. You can even set up your own private event or workshop!