Hygge has already established its place as Charlotte’s largest independent coworking network. Now the company — whose name is pronounced hoo-ga — is set to take another giant leap forward.
Hygge announced Friday that it will begin construction on a fourth coworking space, to open around January 2019.
They’ve also entered into an agreement with another of Charlotte’s top coworking spaces to lend it their brand and management services.
Hygge will open a fourth location in early 2019 in FreeMoreWest.
The new location will be on Jay Street just west of Uptown, near Lucky Dog Bark and Brew. At 20,000 square feet, it will be by far Hygge’s largest undertaking.
Why expand? There’s no more space in Hygge’s current locations.
“We are at 100 percent capacity on everything,” Hygge founder Garrett Tichy said.
This will be Hygge’s second location on the west side. The other is off Remount Road.
Their first location is on Hill Street by Bank of America Stadium, and the most recent is at Camp North End.
The new Hygge Jay Street location will center around private office space.
A total of 50 private offices will be the centerpiece, and that’s for a reason — there’s tremendous demand.
Offices will range from a small, one-person space to enough space for a 16-person team. Several startups that launched in smaller offices at other Hygge locations will be moving to new, larger digs at the new location — including Skipper and UNYQ.
“We have enough space to start to help teams grow,” Tichy said.
Hygge Jay Street will also have a full photo and video studio.
Hygge’s other big announcement: They’re partnering with Industry Coworking.
The 28,000-square-foot coworking space at the AvidXchange Music Factory will adopt the Hygge name and some of its management practices.
Founder Tyler Ford will still own Charlotte’s first coworking space and existing tenants will be undisturbed. Industry is home to more than two dozen startups.
“I couldn’t be more excited about what we’re doing together,” Ford said. “We share a passion and ambition to see people connect with an incredible community and make things happen. Looking forward to continuing to build something great here in our city.”
With the Jay Street location and the Industry space, Hygge will manage more than 75,000 square feet of coworking space with more than 1,000 employees.