We believe that collaboration is better than competition.
Parliament is a space where our members can build relationships with other individuals, and — if they choose to — build working relationships too. Our members include designers, writers, photographers, architects, developers, researchers, retailers and more.
At our weekly 10am Monday catch-up coffee we take our members out for caffeinated brain buzzers.It’s a great opportunity for new members to get know the community, and for the rest of us to catch up on weekend plans, and chat about the week ahead’s challenges and opportunities.
Optimised for medium - and long- term members.
Parliament is designed to best support our long term members.Our only plan is 7 - days a week with round - the - clock access.All our members have their own keys and can come and go as they please-- which suits the night owls amongst them.
Because there’s no desk - sharing our members are encouraged to make their desks their own.Many of the plants, lamps and other personal items you see in the photos were brought in by members.
Parliament is run by Dominic Whittle & Andy Wilson and was founded in late 2012 with the philosophy that collaboration is key to business success.
We also have this notion of 3 business pillars that we try to adhere to, being; financial viability, environmentally sustainable and a broad community benefit. Sounds a bit wanky we know but we think those three things combined make our business a positive entity to be conducting. That’s why we try and automate a lot of our processes to run a lean enterprise which keeps us viable. We separate our rubbish, are mostly paperless, use low energy appliances where we can and have a mixture of new and second hand furnishings. We also donate $5 from every membership to three charities for 12 months each year, and host casual business meet ups each month. It’s not a lot, but it’s part of our business plan so it’s on our mind and something we look to improve all the time.
We work from Parliament alongside our members so we’re committed to making it a great place to work. We work better alongside like-minded individuals and we wanted to create something that fosters a sense of professionalism, community and collaboration.
When we first opened we offered services from day - to - day access to space hire for events.But over time we worked out what we do best and distilled our services down to a single offer: 24 / 7 access to an environment that’s great for collaborative working.