(Our Story)

building collaborations inspired by beautiful workspaces



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)

Meet the TWC Team

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.

Ben Gattie
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ben Gattie
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Saranta Gattie
Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer
Saranta Gattie
Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer
Myra McSweeney
Financial Controller
Myra McSweeney
Financial Controller
Tan Zhen Zhi
Accounts
Tan Zhen Zhi
Accounts
Tan Yi Ping
Accounts
Tan Yi Ping
Accounts
Mariyanti Loutit
Executive Assistant
Mariyanti Loutit
Executive Assistant
Jimmy Lim
Operations Manager
Jimmy Lim
Operations Manager
Ana Olivares
General Manager (Keong Saik)
Ana Olivares
General Manager (Keong Saik)
Meerly Wang
General Manager (Robinson)
Meerly Wang
General Manager (Robinson)
Vladimir Cruz
I.T.
Vladimir Cruz
I.T.
Aniq Basil
Junior Project Designer
Aniq Basil
Junior Project Designer
Stephanie Charamnac
Content Lead
Stephanie Charamnac
Content Lead
Alvin Lim
Performance Marketing
Alvin Lim
Performance Marketing
Nick Adair
Event Lead
Nick Adair
Event Lead
Gobind Sandhu
Event Manager
Gobind Sandhu
Event Manager
Ashta Ven
Community Lead
Ashta Ven
Community Lead
Nigel Wee
Community
Nigel Wee
Community
Samantha Lee
Community
Samantha Lee
Community
Melissa Harun
Community
Melissa Harun
Community
Emily Yong
Community
Emily Yong
Community
Aliah Ali
Community
Aliah Ali
Community
(milestones)

The TWC Journey

1920s

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

March 2014

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.

March 2015

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.

Febuary 2016

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.

March 2016

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.

May 2016

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.

March 2017

The Working Capitol opens its second space at 140 Robinson Road, bringing its distinctive sense of community and beautiful design into a new neighbourhood.

July 2017

The Working Capitol publishes the first print edition of Construct Magazine, showcasing thought leadership essays at the intersection of technology, design and art.