Today I went to check out The Hutt Valley Hub. The Hub is a shared premises in Lower Hutt where you can find a professional environment for co-working and collaboration. If you have a business but can't afford an office, you can run your business at The Hub. Or, if you are not a business person, The Hub is also a place where you can work with other people who can support and encourage you. The Hub provides you with Wifi, tea/coffee, meeting rooms, hot desks, training room areas and a shared reception. During March it will be free for you to use, but afterwards there will be charges. Well, that's what the brochure says.
I myself went down to the Hub to see what it was like and what contacts I could find. It was pretty quiet, and the atmosphere reflected how new and clean it was, but it was pretty nice. The contacts I did find were Citizens Advice Bureau, and I had a jolly good natter with them. I think CAB is taking advantage of the Hub facilitities after being forced to leave the Community Centre and shunted into Apex House. I think I will go to the Hub again and see what else it can offer. It is still pretty new, and open for more discussion on how it can benefit the people and businesses of the Hutt Valley. In the meantime, it looks like one place where you can find a meeting room or place to work and you're pressed for time.
The Hub can be found at
8 Margaret Street
Phone: 586 3255
10-2pm Monday to Friday. Other times by arrangement.