Thanks to technology, today’s workers have greater mobility when it comes to job location. With the help of a web camera, computer and speedy internet connection, employees can work remotely from anywhere in the world outside the confines of a traditional brick-and-mortar office.
Of course, it helps to have a designated, well-equipped workspace beyond your local Starbucks or living room couch. Taking note of the rise of remote workers, developers are now integrating work-specific features into their projects in the form of co-working lounges, high-tech meeting rooms and business centres. If you’re one of the millions of remote employees who are stuck for a workspace, then one of these currently selling condominium projects in Vancouver may fit your needs.
Developer: Brenhill Developments
Work amenities: Lounge and library
Situated in the hip Yaletown neighbourhood, 8X on The Park is also a hop, skip and a jump to boutique shops, restaurants and Vancouver’s financial district. If you’re working from home, the amenity lounge and library will give you a quiet place to focus. Once it hits 5 o’clock, relax on the rooftop patio and take in the downtown views, or hit up the SkyFitness Centre to knock out a workout.
Rendering: LIV Design Studio
Developer: Concord Pacific
Work amenities: Study room with Wi-Fi and charging stations
Doesn’t it always bum you out when your laptop is dying and you desperately need a charging socket, but none are available? Luckily, the study room at Concord Brentwood Phase Two is well stocked with charging stations and Wi-Fi. If you’d prefer to work in the fresh air, each residence in this 900-unit community is outfitted with an outdoor living space, complete with an inset radiant ceiling that lets you enjoy the outdoors all year round.
Rendering: LIV Design Studio
Developer: Keltic Canada Development
Work amenities: Business centre
Host meetings in person and online at the International Business Centre in The Paramount. The meeting rooms and chic twelve-person boardroom are kitted out with communications technology, and a private guest suite on the same floor can come in handy for hosting international clients and colleagues.
Work amenities: Co-working lounge
In this 171-unit community, there are two floors-worth of communal workspaces in the south lobby. When you wrap up for the day, enjoy a swim in the Olympic-sized pool, or belt out your favourite tunes on the karaoke machine in the multimedia room. An arm’s reach from the north side of the Fraser River, Hollybridge At River Green brings you closer to waterfront walking trails, parks, and a future floating dock and pier.
5. Sun Towers 2
Developer: Belford Properties
Work amenities: Study room
On the 8th floor of this 26-storey tower awaits a private study nook where you can quietly work without interruption. A music room with a piano and a lounge share the same level, which walk out onto a lush Sky Garden. Here, you can enjoy a lunch break around the communal fire pit, or in the outdoor kitchen and dining area under a trellis canopy.
Work amenities: WorkHub space with private boardrooms, video conferencing and meeting tables
Breakaway from the coffee table as your home office and get to work in MODE’s WorkHub. Have your pick from a four-seater work booth or one of the meeting rooms as your workspace. Then, release that 9-to-5 schedule tension in the gym, yoga room or hot tub on the terrace.
Developer: Solterra Group of Companies
Work amenities: Work lounge
Included in the 19,000 square feet of Bordeaux’s indoor and outdoor amenities is the furnished business lounge. The 23-storey tower is also close to the retail and service offerings of Brentwood, including Costco, Brentwood Town Centre, Shoppers Drugmart and Whole Foods Market.
Work amenities: Co-working space
Looking over the courtyard, the two-storey lobby lounge in Paradigm provides a convenient place to sit and answer emails or work on that project. This 268-unit condo and townhome community is a short walk to popular outdoor features — Kinross Ravine Park, the Fraser River and Fraser Foreshore Trail — and provides easy access to Marine Way and Boundary Road.
Developer: Wall Financial
Work amenities: Co-working spaces
Whether you prefer to work among the chatter of others or need a dead-silent study space, Ivy on The Park has you covered with a handful of different workspace options. There’s the co-working space, which is attached to the teamwork room where you can host your next brainstorming session, or you can opt for the quiet library.