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A new, 17,000 sq ft communal work space is set to launch in KL this year

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Common Ground aims to revolutionise the traditional workplace in Malaysia by joining in the growing community of communal work space providers. Common Ground wants to create a space that can act as a one-stop office solution for anyone who wants to build their dream, especially small businesses and start ups.

This venture is a result of a partnership among a dynamic group of entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia: Erman Akinci from Catcha Group; Juhn Teo, CEO if Guocoland’s Tower REIT; Roen Cian Nagapan of The Roof; and Rabin Nijhar of Cisco (M) Sdn Bhd. Common Ground is also backed by Catcha Group, a leading Internet group in Southeast Asia, as well as Masteron Group, one of the regions leading property developers.

Common Ground is situated in a 17,000 sqft penthouse in Damansara Heights with panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur city and is only a 2 minute walk from the newly opened MRT station. It will feature over 50 private offices along with meeting rooms, hot-desking zones and an extensive communal café and lounge area. The space is easily converted to a versatile event area that will allow both members and outside parties to hold seminars and talks, designed to encourage group knowledge sharing and community building.

Amenities include printer / photocopier, lockers and storage, fast internet / wifi, mailing and post handling service, restaurant and food court, and a gym in the same building. The space also offers 24/7 access and the flexibility of month to month membership rates.

Overall, it seems that Common Ground is set to cater to the ever-growing start up and small business industry by offering an alternate solution to the usually costlier and more rigid structure of a traditional work space.  The concept seems likely to attract many small business, especially the current younger crowd who prefer spaces with more flexibility that can nurture creativity.

You can check them out on Facebook here.

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