HQ Raleigh, a popular co-working company, is expanding into a new space and taking over the top five floors of the historic Capital Club building downtown.
Weve just responded to whats happening in the community, said Ilina Ewen, marketing director for HQ Raleigh. Theres a need for more entrepreneurial space.
The company plans to break ground in January on a 25,000-square-foot building at 319 S. Harrington St. HQ Raleighs primary space is located on the block, along with a 5,000-square-foot site across the street.
Crews are expected to begin renovations in the first quarter of 2017 on the eighth through 12th floors of the Capital Club building on West Martin Street, Ewen said. Most of the space will feature offices, conference rooms and co-working space. The top floor, a grand ballroom overlooking downtown Raleigh, will serve as an event space that can be used by HQ Raleigh members and the public.
HQ Raleigh has grown since it began in 2012, said Jason Widen, a founding partner of HQ Community, which is the largest entrepreneurial co-working community in North Carolina and includes sites in Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro.
Nearly 300 members and more than 130 companies work at HQ Raleigh, which ...