DALLAS (Oct. 15, 2018) – Today, Common Desk, a Dallas-based coworking company and workday amenities provider, announced its expansion into the “Innovation District” of the West End neighborhood with Common Desk – Factory Six03. The 18,085-square-foot coworking space will be the brand’s second location with commercial real estate investment and development firm Granite Properties, and its sixth location in North Texas. Common Desk – Factory Six03 is slated to open early next year.
“The Factory Six03 building has always been one of my favorite buildings in Dallas, and we are excited to expand into this location with Granite Properties,” said Nick Clark, founder and CEO of Common Desk. “As we continue to grow and evolve our branded amenity offerings, we’ve become experts on programming and activating common areas in office buildings. We’re excited to show that off with Granite Properties to provide an unmatched tenant experience.”
Common Desk and Granite Properties will work together to allow Factory Six03 to feel and function more like a hospitality-oriented coworking space. Common Desk will deliver integrated coworking and programming initiatives that both tenants and Common Desk members will have access to, hosted from areas like Factory Six03’s rooftop lounge and food hall. Both companies share the same goals to create innovative workspaces that inspire professionals to be more productive, which helps modern businesses
“With Factory Six03, we took a 115-year-old historic warehouse and turned it into a modern office space that’s ready to match innovative and creative users in the neighborhood,” said Will Hendrickson, managing director of Granite Properties. “Together with Common Desk, we’ll be able to offer additional amenities that foster a vibrant and productive work environment, attract and retain a wider range of customers and help them attract skilled talent.”
Common Desk – Factory Six03 will showcase the historic building’s exposed brick, concrete textures and huge factory-style paned windows that let in natural light. The space will also feature a vinyl record lounge with a large collection of both vintage and current records, an open-air mezzanine and tiered office spaces creating a multi-level atmosphere, a library wall with a built-in book nook, various soft seating areas, the existing historic brick smokestack from the original building, a wet bar and mosaic tile floors. The top floor of the building features a collaborative lounge and meeting space known as “The Stack,” shared work areas, a shared kitchen and an outdoor patio that boasts one of the best rooftop views of the downtown Dallas skyline. The renovated building has a modern and artistic feel that pairs well with the historical accents like original exposed brick and the two-story biscuit oven preserved from the original building, making it a true “new age workplace.”
Additionally, Common Desk has engaged Dallas-based Artist Uprising to curate all of the art pieces that will be displayed in this location. The environment will appeal to anyone wanting to plug into the tech and innovation scene in Dallas, as well as anyone who wants to work from an iconic city building alongside noteworthy tenants.
“So many of us grew up going to Factory Six03 when it operated as the West End Marketplace Mall. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity in Dallas to deliver an offering that’ll be different from any other coworking space in the urban core,” said Clark.
Common Desk turns six this month and currently operates four coworking locations throughout North Texas, covering 70,000 square feet of space, with more openings slated for early 2019. For more information on Common Desk, visit thecommondesk.com.
About Common Desk
Common Desk has been providing North Texas with an original coworking experience since 2012. It currently serves hundreds of members across its four DFW locations. Its flexible office spaces are comprised of a thriving community of freelancers, small businesses, fast-growing tech companies and enterprise companies. Common Desk’s portfolio also includes Fiction Coffee and The Gym of Social Mechanics, offering members and guests additional customized amenities that enhance the work day.
About Granite Properties
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment, development and management company founded in 1991, with offices in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Southern California. It has completed more than $6.8 billion in real estate transactions and more than 26 million square feet of real estate development and acquisitions. Granite focuses its expertise, business approach and financial resources to help their customers, communities and their people flourish through the places it creates. Granite, a NREI Top Office Owner, has been named as one of FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for six consecutive years. For more information, contact www.graniteprop.com