SHOP LOCAL: Co-working space launched in Napolean Street, Cottesloe

Emma Scanlan with her daughter Winnie Wiese (1) and Loe Wiese (6) in yellow and Mitchell Wiese (5). Emma has started a co-working space that''s working mum friendly Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d488612
Emma Scanlan with her daughter Winnie Wiese (1) and Loe Wiese (6) in yellow and Mitchell Wiese (5). Emma has started a co-working space that''s working mum friendly Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d488612

PUBLIC relations and marketing consultant Emma Scanlan, a mother of three, has found the perfect work space and wants to share it with other like-minded people.

The Cottesloe resident has recently launched The Bureau, a six-desk co-working space in the heart of Napoleon Street.

Ms Scanlan said after the birth of her third child, she struggled to find a work space in the western suburbs that suited her needs as a professional and a mother.

“Somewhere away from the noise and disturbance of small children where internet and phone coverage worked and, most of all, conveniently located between home and schools,” she said.

“Having been a frequent user of co-working spaces while living in Sydney, when the lease came up on the current site of The Bureau, gut instincts told me I had to have it.”

Ms Scanlan created the co-working business around the size of the space with an aim to support locals who may have experienced the same dilemmas she did.

She said it was a challenge to maintain a professional and flexible career and it was not always possible to work from home.

The Bureau, which opened last month, has already welcomed a membership base of predominantly women, including stylists, accountants, lawyers and mortgage brokers.

Singapore-based interior designer Hong Henwood created the space that includes premium leather chairs, a printer/scanner/copier, document shredder, tea and coffee, filtered water, Sonos music sharing, USB charging facilities, plush seating area and stationery.

There is also a free app that enables each member to book and manage their own desks.

Visit www.thebureauspace.com.au.