Victoria, Canada – In a world where digital connection is at our fingertips, freelance and remote workers are increasingly seeking real-world experiences to counterbalance their online lives. In Victoria one co-working provider addresses that need with Kwench, a ‘full-service work and culture club for creative, ambitious thinkers and doers who want more than co-working,’ says spokesperson Eva Ravenstain.
Kwench is the brainchild of founder and director Tessa McLoughlin. Previously, she helped manage several local community initiatives before being invited to produce a private co-working space for a client. While working on this space McLoughlin realized she wanted to take her ideas for community-building to a larger, more widely-accessible scale. In 2017, McLoughlin launched the first iteration of Kwench club. Since then, she has joined forces with local interiors practice Hansenbuilt Design and MJM Architecture to convert a formally derelict attic space into 2,300 sq-m of co-working facilities that is the present-day Kwench space.