The Working Capitol was born when co-founders Ben and Saranta Gattie decided to transform an old biscuit factory on Keong Saik Road into a unique coworking and lifestyle destination. This concept combines Ben’s passion for revitalising spaces with Saranta’s belief that a strong culture is needed to bind people and create community.
By converting heritage shophouses into spaces that foster collaboration & unlock possibilities, The Working Capitol aims to challenge the conventional working life, while empowering people to do their best work. The Working Capitol is always evolving, but one thing remains consistent: our dedication to nurturing the professional and personal growth of our diverse, vibrant community.
Our team is the heart and soul of our space and services. Learn more about the people who put their all into creating your TWC experience.
Three adjoining shophouses in Singapore's Chinatown district serve as a biscuit-making factory. In the years that follow, an insurance provider will occupy the 33,000-square-foot historic space that will one day become The Working Capitol's first location. Image credit: National Library Board of Singapore
The Working Capitol is handed the keys to the empty site, and an exciting collaboration between some of Singapore's best-known creative firms begins. Architecture plans are laid out, fittings installed, and experiential elements will come to life over the next year.
The Working Capitol opens the doors to its flagship location, 1 Keong Saik Road. Celebrated for its design and referenced as an embodiment of what the future of work could look like, members come on board quickly. Just 9 months later, the 300+ person space will see almost full occupancy.
In partnership with HASSELL, The Working Capitol embarks on an in-depth research project to analyse and optimise its working environment. This research sets TWC and its leaders on a path to becoming a reference point and thought leader on the future of work.
The Working Capitol publishes the print-edition Capitol Press, marking a year of in-house content creation. People profiles, local happenings, and productivity tips reach an audience of thousands.
The Working Capitol's inaugural Creative Residency begins. Filmmaker Cameron Starr and chef Guglielmo Sartor bring storytelling, great food, and visual art to the Keong Saik space.
The Working Capitol opens its second space at 140 Robinson Road, bringing its distinctive sense of community and beautiful design into a new neighbourhood.
The Working Capitol publishes the first print edition of Construct Magazine, showcasing thought leadership essays at the intersection of technology, design and art.