Embracing flexible workspace


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019

Guests getting a feel of the new business lifestyle in Penang.

COMMON Ground Penang, a prime 18,000sq ft coworking space at Moulmein Rise Shoppes in Pulau Tikus, is set to become thecountry’s next most sought-after business nexus.

A joint-venture project between Common Ground and the Belleview Group, Common Ground Penang has the capacity to accommodate 250 entrepreneurs at any given time.

Its chief executive officer and co-founder Juhn Teo said Common Ground has a cafe, event space, board rooms, several smallermeeting rooms, lounges, call booths, more than 50 privateoffices and 60 hot and fixed desks.

Teo (left) briefing Chow on the enterprising venture as (from right) Ho, Common Ground co-founder Erman Akinci and Pulau Tikus assemblyman Chris Lee Chun Kit look on during the launch of the first coworking space outlet in the north at Moulmein Rise Shoppes in Pulau Tikus, George Town. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
Teo (left) briefing Chow on the enterprising venture as (from right) Ho, Common Ground co-founder Erman Akinci and Pulau Tikus assemblyman Chris Lee Chun Kit look on during the launch of the first coworking space outlet in the north at Moulmein Rise Shoppes in Pulau Tikus, George Town. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star

“We at Common Ground feel that the market is at the rightclimate to begin introducing our coworking lifestyle that is built on community and synergy.

“Common Ground can host over 1,800 members across various industries, spanning from innovative sectors like technology and lifestyle, to societal cornerstones like law and finance.

“We are home to many startups, but we also house larger corporations who have decided to establish their teams at Common Ground — like Petronas and Amazon, for example,” Teo added.

The Common Ground Penang (Business Hub) has a cafe, event space, board rooms, smaller meeting rooms (right pic), lounges, call boothsand more than 50 private offices and 60 fixed desks.
The Common Ground Penang (Business Hub) has a cafe, event space, board rooms, smaller meeting rooms (below pic), lounges, call booths and more than 50 private offices and 60 fixed desks.

Common Ground expects to double its number of venues by the end of this year across South-East Asia, further venturing into strategic locations, as well ascontinuing its expansion within Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Belleview Group managing director Datuk Sonny Ho said the partnership with Common Ground is in line with the Group’s principles which is to contribute to Penang’s social and economic growth.

“With Common Ground, we hope to aid in facilitating the innovation here in our community,” he said.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who was also present, said the launching could not have come at a better time as Penang aims to be part of the Industry 4.0 Transformation.

“From start-ups to SMEs, to even larger corporations, a dynamic co-working platform will aid in fostering the connection and synergy required for the innovative growth of the business ecosystem.

“The opening also supports the state’s Penang 2030 Vision as the emerging infrastructure and business market here are indications that the state is ready to become Malaysia’s next business nexus,” he said.


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