ARK is a coworking space in the heart of Kings Cross with community & collaboration at its core
We have lovingly restored a dilapidated Victorian apartment building to create a vibrant coworking space for creatives, social enterprises and startups.
Too many people are stuck working from impersonal coffee shops, shouty campuses or in the isolation of their bedrooms.
We think there is a better way.
ARK provides an affordable alternative: a social enterprise that understands that community is just as important as productivity.
ARK’s story begins with TENT
When Kings Cross Church was given a disused office block in the heart of Kings Cross in 2013, a couple from the church, Simon and Laura Willows, had the vision to create a community for coworkers in the space. Restoring old furniture and welcoming the local freelance community to work from TENT, the space flourished with creatives from all walks of life.
In 2016 we took on our new building, and transitioned the space into a vibrant community of freelancers, remote workers, start-ups, social enterprises and charities.
We believe creative individuals benefit from working in a collaborative environment where they can thrive
A lack of affordable community means individuals either end up working alone, or move away from a local area which inhibits innovation and employment. ARK is a response to this need.
Since opening the doors at ARK we have hosted tech start ups, illustrators, filmmakers, anti-trafficking organisations, screen writers, social enterprises that employ refugees, public sector startups, feature film production companies, architects and a even dating website for good. In just over a year we have had the privilege of being part of the journey with these risk takers and social entrepreneurs.
If you are someone just starting out, or if you are working alone, we would love to hear from you.