New co-working space opens

  • Susie Hunter gives a tour of her new downtown Peterborough co-working office space. Staff photo by Ben Conant

Monday, February 26, 2018 5:58PM

Susie Hunter of Peterborough has renovated the upstairs of her downtown Peterborough building to create an co-working office space for local business people. The 6 School St. building, which also houses the Peterborough Community Theatre and Cooper’s Hill Public House, might be the perfect fit for a business operating out of the home that is looking for a space with high-speed internet – and with young go-getters like themselves to rub elbows with and get the ideas flowing.

“What’s important to me is community,” Hunter said. “The tenants in (other) co-work spaces, a lot of them are a single, big company where everyone’s working out in the open. Here, I found that the tenants don’t necessarily have to be in the same business or related businesses, but it’s just their personalities and their interests. It’s going to be good for everybody.”

Co-working office space is on the rise in urban areas, Hunter said, but she feels that the concept works well locally. These spaces offer collaborative networks, built-in resources and a dynamic ecosystem. In short, can make starting a business simpler. CoWork Peterborough’s shared office space consists of four electronically adjusted sit stand desks in a bright spacious office with adjustable height chair. The $150 per month rent includes high speed internet, scheduled use of conference room, lounge and kitchenette, all utilities and a weekly cleaning service.

A lot of my market is going to come from people who are hanging out in coffee shops,” Hunter said. “I figure they’re probably spending $150 a month on their coffee and gedunks.”

Contact Hunter for information and a tour at 562-7457 or coworkpeterborough@gmail.com.