Our Story

United Co. Business Centre

Our Mission

We aim to empower and delight people at work through inspired spaces that embrace work/life balance. Experience a better workspace.

Our Vision

United Co. was born as a result of two great loves, business and buildings. To appreciate the journey of a business, to watch it grow and develop amongst its setbacks and successes. To understand what a business needs around it, in order to be the best it can be. To see character in a heritage building, to see its potential and the possibilities that it may have for the future. After twenty-five years of running businesses in Melbourne we understand the value of sincerity in business. We value the genuine approach. This, together with the vision for a world class facility empowering entrepreneurs and businesses to do their best work, inevitably influenced the direction of United Co. as it grew and took shape.

We’re genuine

We care about our members and our community and it shows in the way we look after them.

We’re detail driven

The small details matter. Being mindful of the little things helps us provide a high quality, meaningful service.

We’re generous

We love what we do, so regardless of the task, we’re happy to help in any way we can.

We’re approachable

Being down to earth and friendly helps to foster an open and engaged community.

We have integrity

People can trust in us because we’re consistent, honest and treat each other with respect.

Our History

It was important for United Co. to find the right building. The building would have to have character, history and needed to facilitate the cause of United Co. Our building on Smith Street Fitzroy had all that. It had accommodated generations of workers with many businesses coming and going over the years. It was the perfect canvas for the art of business. The life of our building began in 1932. The design, by A and K Henderson was for the British United Shoe Machinery Company. In 2017, it was our turn to transform this space into one that embraces a new generation of workers. We opened the doors of our Business Centre in June 2018. Our space has evolved into one that brings people together, that’s collaborative, engaging and empowering. We love that our journey began with this wonderful space and that we’ve been able to preserve a little of its history in our name – United Co.

Our Goals

United Co. has been designed to offer business owners, entrepreneurs and freelancers a variety of choices to suit their business needs. The private offices and coworking areas have attracted a multidisciplinary community who enjoy a world class workspace for innovation, social impact, collaboration and wellbeing. We created positive spaces that encouraged balance in worklife. We created amenities and initiatives to support health, wellness and sustainability. We all have a responsibility to live a better life for ourselves, the people around us and for our planet.

In addition to the carefully designed workspaces, United Co. offers its members and the external community, a range of meeting rooms and spaces suitable for training, conferences, events, workshops, meetings and more. Technology has been cleverly integrated to give you the seamless ability to connect and present in person or anywhere in the world. For those located remotely, working from home, or on the road, for those that are time poor, or needing to reduce their overheads, United Co. offers a range of Virtual Office services to assist you. Our personable and professional onsite Virtual Assistants can provide you with the reliable and continuous support your business needs to reach its goals.

To take the experience to the next level, we provide members and guests with high quality facilities and service like you’d find in a five star hotel. We created a destination that will impress your guests, motivate your team and give you the assurance that there was no better place to bring people together than United Co.

Our Future

Our vision and plan for United Co. has been realised, but we won’t stop evolving. Everyday we learn from our community and we work together to keep our village strong. We keep inspiring one another, we collaborate and innovate. We look to the future and still get excited about the possibilities.

To join us on the journey, to be part of the village, to experience a better workplace.

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