BDCU, more than just a bank

WORK SPACE: BDCU Alliance Bank Marketing and Communications manager Matt Sewell with destination manager Kayla O’Brien at the new co work space office. Photo: Mariam Koslay.
WORK SPACE: BDCU Alliance Bank Marketing and Communications manager Matt Sewell with destination manager Kayla O’Brien at the new co work space office. Photo: Mariam Koslay.

BDCU Alliance Bank is changing the way we think of banking.

First it was the opening of Harvest, a cafe situated alongside a bank; now it’s a co-work space. 

Marketing and communications manager Matt Sewell says banking is changing, and BDCU needs to change with it. 

The co-work space, located at the rear of the bank and cafe, opens this week. The area has kitchen facilities, individual offices, meeting rooms and a shared desk.

“Yes, this is a commercial space, but the focus is on local business and supporting local business,” Mr Sewell said.

Yes, this is a commercial space, but the focus is on local business and supporting local business.

Matt Sewell, BDCU marketing and communications manager

“When this site came up we took the site on logical step to help people work in a great environment.” 

BDCU Alliance bank members, students and apprentices will have access cheaper rates to hire out the rooms. An app has been built to organise the flow of people hiring different spaces. 

Destination manager Kayla O’Brien said a few people have have already booked the spaces prior to the opening of the facility. 

“Co-work spaces are taking off nationally and internationally,” Ms O’Brien said. “This is for people working from home are finding it isolating and distracting or even people commuting. There is a lot of reasons why people might use it.”

The same opportunities people have in the city, she said, should be available here.

The building, branded The Collective, is founded on the premise of an identity for a destination, a space where the environment is homogeneous to it’s composite parts.

For more, or to book a room/space head to https://collectivegoulburn.com.au