BlackBrick Edition One is about to open its doors in the heart of Sandton. Here you will discover the world’s first Residential Members Club, a Vertical Village that has everything you need under one roof. Apartments, a Hotel and Workspaces which operate as a Club for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
The building is packed with facilities including work desks, office facilities, boardrooms, a gym, yoga studio, restaurants, meditation garden, library, screening room, rooftop bar, conversation lounge and a host of work and lifestyle services. These are all available to Club Members who are not residents of the building, similar to a gym or country club membership.
At an initial opening rate of R950 per month, this workplace option rivals traditional co-working spaces by being about 3 times cheaper and offering much more. Founder, Moritz Wellensiek, calls this Space As Service; “We are not just a Hotel, Apartments or Workspaces – we are all of those things and as a customer you can choose according to your needs. If you live elsewhere and want to join the club, you can do so on a monthly daytime membership.”
The Club features a Membership Program aimed at the ‘Mavericks, Mavens and Magic Makers ‘ who are looking to elevate themselves and those around them to access a new level of network, knowledge and growth. Members of the Club have access to all of the facilities and services of BlackBrick and can also attend the events that take place within the Building. The services available on an on-demand basis include Personal Training, Business Coaching, Yoga Classes, Drycleaning, Accounting and Legal Services, Massage and Mindfulness Guidance, just to name a few. Members also have access to the events program which includes Mentorship Talks hosted by different industry leaders in fields such as Arts, Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Film.
The events aim to accelerate the Members’ lives, with an educational purpose to promote a healthy and mindful way of being. These include weekly bootcamps, book readings and even Sunday lunches at the Rooftop Bar. BlackBrick has also made it possible for its Club Members to access remote working locations within their network of properties so that a balanced lifestyle becomes accessible to all their members which helps to expand their minds beyond their urban existence . One of BlackBrick’s remote working locations is Nirox, in the Cradle of Humankind. Nirox is an arts complex consisting of an artists residency, sculpture park, concert venue, studios and workshop spaces. This is an inspiring environment that members can use at a discounted rate as an alternative working space while reconnecting with nature.
Remote working packages available to members only allow Members to move through a collection of their selected spaces while working. These are called the Working Holiday Packages. Typical packages include a 3 day business bootcamp at BlackBrick and a 5 day spiritual regeneration at Curiocity Farmhouse.
Becoming a member at BlackBrick will give you future access to their expanding network of Clubs around the world. Not only are they building more clubs across South Africa, but they have local partners on the ground in LA, Berlin and Lisbon looking for the perfect locations to grow The BlackBrick Community.