Richmond’s resident coworking brand has opened it newest location.
Gather Midlothian is the Gather chain’s fourth Richmond-area office and the first south of the James River. The 25,000-square-foot space is located at 14321 Winterbreeze Drive in Winterfield Crossing, a mixed-use development that will also feature an upcoming Triple Crossing Beer location.
The three-floor office can house up to 400 members, and features flexible floor plans that can be carved up into custom suites for company groups of up to 50 people.
“We want to be flexible because all companies have different workspace preferences,” Gather managing partner James Crenshaw said.
Additionally, the location features event space, conference rooms and open-area workspaces. The location also features a soundproof podcast room. It cost $3.5 million to build the Midlothian office.
In addition to offices in Scott’s Addition, Short Pump, downtown and Midlothian, Gather has three offices in Hampton Roads; with one each in Newport News, Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Gather has more than 1,000 members across its locations, with members ranging from freelancers to large international firms that use Gather spaces for their local offices.
In September, with COVID-era virtual school in mind, Gather rolled out an education program intended to give students and educators space for their academic pursuits. For college and graduate students in a full-time program, workspace can be had for $97 a month. There are also options for grade school students and teachers.
“We’ve seen a good number of college students take advantage of (the program),” Crenshaw said.
On Monday, Gather announced it will begin to offer daily and weekly office rentals for $40 and $160, respectively. Crenshaw said the new service provides an on-demand office space for home-bound workers, and also serves to introduce potential new customers to the Gather model.
“We’re just trying to think about how everybody has been affected by COVID and how we can fit into that,” he said.
Perretz and Young Architects designed the new Gather building, which was built by general contractor EDC. Hickok Cole was the interior artchitect, with Campfire & Co. designing the furnishings.