Simon D'Arcy had his light bulb moment about the future of work long before you-know-what.
It was a day like any other, and as he rode the escalator to his Melbourne office, he looked up.
He was surrounded by people glued to their phones, desperately trying to jam more into their day.
Simon's office was a very deliberate five-minute walk from home, but it looked to him like everyone had spent way too long travelling to clock on.
Daily life was mirroring his incessant rotation of Icehouse's seminal cassette "Man Of Colours" all those years before.......play-rewind-repeat.
And so on that innocuous day in 2018, Simon set out to find a better way of doing things.
He bought a vacant shop in South Yarra with his mum Sandie, converted it into an office and leased it to a great company of six people, Leedwell.
They were a growing business.
Two months after they moved in, they asked Simon to increase the headcount to nine people, as was their right under the lease. Simon and his trades reconfigured the very same space over a weekend.
There was no disruption to their business, and because the works cost them nothing and the rent stayed the same, Leedwell weren't penalised for growing either.
And with one of its growing list of vacant shops leased, the local community won too.
So Cucumber Offices was born.
Simon spent the next 18 months deconstructing the current process of occupying & owning an office in minute detail.
Despite his decades of experience & observations, he assumed nothing and listened.
Like, really listened.
Cucumber Offices is the genesis of the South Yarra pilot, that research and his 25 years in the game.
If you like saving time & money, great design & having your own office closer to home, one of ours might be for you.
And if you own a vacant property or act for someone that does, we're a one-stop-shop that delivers a unique, desirable product with less uncertainty.
But whatever side of the fence you're on, our mission is simple.
We make offices easy.
And we've only just begun 😃
If you're looking to lease or buy an office for your business, here's how we can help.
We will find you a tenant or buyer, do the deal, then build the Cucumber Office for them in your space.