I have recently come across a vacant office space near Sihlcity that would be quite convenient and inexpensive for individuals or startups. It is divided into 3 large rooms and one smaller one. Sorry, I don't know the exact measurements, but I believe the total is around 150 m2. The location is Eichstr. 29, 8045 Z?rich - see http://map.search.ch/zuerich/eichstr.29
- which is easy to reach by train, tram, or bus. It is in the same building as the Wings bilingual school, with which some of you may be familiar.
I am considering renting this space if I can find enough people willing to commit to at least one year with me. The primary tenant is a garment firm, so there is the sound of sewing machines in the background, which you may find either soothing or distracting. This is an older building, so it's probably not the right place if you need a showcase for clients. However, if you just need a place to work, and you don't mind a somewhat raw environment, this may be a good location to consider.
The space could be divided into individual workspaces, and/or open areas for small teams, with the possibility of a common room for a conference table or lounge or whatever. The owner is quite flexible regarding configurations. Given the fluidity of the situation, I cannot yet provide a detailed offer including price. However, I would expect that an individual work area could be arranged for something like 700 per month, or a separate room for 2-3 people for around 1500.
I am just trying to gauge interest for now. If enough people tell me that they are seriously interested, I will arrange a meeting in the coming weeks. Please reply to me by email if you would like to pursue this opportunity.