Gather brings coworking trend to Short Pump

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The 18,000-square-foot Gather space has over 90 private offices and common areas. (Mike Platania)

After establishing itself in the city, a local chain of coworking spaces has cut the ribbon on its latest and biggest outpost.

Gather opened Jan. 15 at 2400 Old Brick Road in West Broad Village. It’s the company’s third location, joining spots downtown and in Scott’s Addition that opened in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

Across its 18,000 square feet, Gather Short Pump features 96 private offices, a common area, conference rooms and a kitchen. Its amenities include Black Hand coffee, Sugar & Twine pastries and keg beer from Growlers To Go.

Memberships for Gather start at $250 per month for access to the coworking space, and $500 per month for a private office.

Managing partner James Crenshaw said tenants in Short Pump include tech startups, freelancers and remote workers for large companies that don’t have a Richmond office.

“We want to have a diverse group here,” Crenshaw said.

Gather sits at the corner of Old Brick Road and Whittall Way in a space that had been vacant since West Broad Village’s construction nearly a decade ago.

UrbanCore Construction was the general contractor for Gather, with Hickok Cole as the architect and Campfire & Co. as the interior designer.

Crenshaw said the company is looking for more locations for further expansion.

A few other coworking spaces are preparing to join Gather in Richmond.

The Broad is slated to open next month at 209 Foushee St., while national brand Level Office purchased 11 S. 12th St. for $4.6 million, where it plans to open its first Richmond space and 18th nationwide this summer.

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Christie Thompson
Christie Thompson
3 years ago

Awesome coverage Mike, we’re really excited for James and the Gather team. Also, thanks so much for the mention!

Margaret Thompson
Margaret Thompson
3 years ago

It’s a fabulous space – Congratulations, James! I’m sure there will be a long waiting list SOON!