140 at William Street offers workers free WiFI and SMS coffee service


Joanne Vinci, Jasmine Romeo and Claire Bassula about to start their team meeting in the public work space at 140 William Street. Picture: Giovanni Torre
Joanne Vinci, Jasmine Romeo and Claire Bassula about to start their team meeting in the public work space at 140 William Street. Picture: Giovanni Torre

PERTH has a new public workspace, a communal hub in the heart of the city with free WiFi and an SMS coffee system.

140, at 140 William Street, is home to the area where anyone can come and work in a bright and buzzing space.

Manager of retail and marketing for 140 Brooke Boardman told Guardian Express the free WiFi had recently been installed on the ground floor of the site and 140 wanted to launch it in an “adventurous” way.

“It is frequented by CBD workers. We say – come down from your tower and work in a collaborative space. We have free ping pong, free WiFi, and it’s surrounded by great eateries,” she said.

“It’s also great for anyone that is doing a start-up, freelancers, bloggers; (people) who normally wouldn’t get much social interaction while working.”

The space is decked out in ‘Millennial Pink’ – Pantone’s colour of the year in 2016 – with plenty of lush greenery.

Design Merchants did the design work and Peach & Pineapple cooked up the aesthetic concepts.

Ms Boardman said the space opened on Monday and at any given time there are ten to 15 people working there.

Joanne Vinci, Jasmine Romeo and Claire Bassula came down from their tower for a team meeting in the bright open space last Tuesday .

“It’s a cute concept and our background is in place activation so we wanted to suss it out,” Ms Vinci said.

“We always want to get out of the building; we become more innovative and think more clearly when we are outside. We always do team meetings out of the building.”

As the team settled in, Ms Bassula sent an SMS to order coffees, a service available in the space between 9am and 4.30pm.