The Bridge Street Collective is an award-winning co-working space in Central Nelson.
Established in 2011, the Collective was the first of its kind in Nelson—and remains the only co-working space in the city.
Winner of the 2012 Emerging Business Award
We rent open-plan desk spaces and self-contained offices with casual and permanent membership options available. We also rent our meeting room by the hour or by the day.
The co-working space offers gig-a-bit fibre internet over wifi and ethernet as well as kitchen facilities, meeting room and, for permanent members, SRA3 printer/copier and 24/7 keycard access.
An inspiring community
A co-working space is much more than just the building it is located in.
The key to a great co-working space is its community. This is something that can't be created overnight and takes time to nurture and develop.
Our community is vital to the growing success of the Collective and we have a number of initiatives running that help to establish and grow our community.
Some of the things we do for our members and wider community
- Morning tea every morning
- After work drinks
- Promotion and Marketing
- Free trial day
What people are saying...
The Bridge Street Collective has not only been instrumental in helping me find work in Nelson after moving here from Auckland,
it has helped me to establish a great network of people in my industry by offering a central meeting point for groups such as the Nelson web meet up.
— Stewart Knapman
Nelson is extremely lucky to have a world class co-working space in the heart of the CBD. It's a great cost effective opportunity for a startup or small creative business that requires a beautiful and functional space that offers potential for exciting collaboration between complimentary tenants.
— Daniel Rose, Daniel Rose Photography based in Nelson, New Zealand
I interviewed Olivia van Vugt who is an accountant for RightWay Limited. She has been working out of The Collective for couple years now and she gives us a look into the world. Olivia shares with us her vision, goals and her favourite joke about accountants!
As a co-working space, we have new people walk through our doors every day. The Collective is made up of different nationalities, professions and backgrounds. So you can imagine that our Christmas party lively and a whole lot of fun. Everyone brought in food to share. The afternoon was filled with a relaxed dynamic and great food.
I sat down with a self-taught web developer, Nick Ippolito on a warm afternoon to talk about his personal and business ventures, what motivated him to start a design company along with the highs and lows of running his own business.