iSurprise Hatch

Creative co-working hub in old bank building

Home for Colombo's Young Entrepreneurs

This magnificent building is home to a café, co-working and makers space. Hatch taps into the rapidly growing start-up eco system in the country’s capital city, building a community where their entrepreneurs can grow through accelerator and incubator programmes. Currently the Hatch tenant mix is quite tech focused, but going forward they want to bring in more creative, culinary and artistic entrepreneurs.

New Ideas in an Old Building

It’s almost like we didn’t find the building, but the building found us. When we walked in it just captured our hearts.
— Brindha Selvadurai, Hatch Head of Community

During the renovation they touched very little, to show the character of the building which dates back to 1910. Over the years it has gone through a few hands - including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Board of Investment (BOI) - and every tenant has left their marks. As you go through the building you see the traces of the past. The spaces have great natural light, they’re built around an inner courtyard and from the top floor you can look all the way down to the lobby.’

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