DOORS at Bendigo's Emporium Creative Hub will officially swing open for the first time on Monday.
The hub was originally supposed to open in February before coronavirus restrictions forced a delay.
But with doors open, it will be able to serve as a space for regional artists, designers and other creative entrepreneurs to meet, share ideas and collaborate - something that is missing when working from home.
Emporium Creative Hub manager David Hughes said it was exciting to be able to physically open to the public.
"It has been a bit of bit of a wait," he said. "It was due for opening in late February. We were in the process of planning a launch party and then it was all off. With the announcements that happened (last) weekend, as of Monday people can start returning to (onsite) work."
Mr Hughes said he felt people were eager to interact face-to-face for work again after months of being stuck at home.
"The impression I get is people keen to get back to the workplace," he said. "We have had a few people contact us with inquiries.
"At the start of the pandemic, the conversation was around if we can work from home, will we ever go back? As (the pandemic) wore on, people realised they need or desire that human interaction on physical level.
"People are talking about that desire to get back to normality and workplaces where you meet with people. They want working from home for focused work but need meetings when they need to bounce ideas off each other."
The Emporium Creative Hub has a range of working options for people with two meeting room, video conference options, studio space for videos and photography, podcasting equipment and different spaces people can work in.
"You don't have to take desk to utilise a space, it can be a professional environment for client meetings, a studio for people sick of using an iPhone for (profesisonal) pictures) and we have 24 desks available," Mr Hughes said.
"The way the space set up, we can seat someone every one of our desks. Our COVID capacity is 55 people."
This year the Hub started business incubator and mentorship programs for people during the coronavirus pandemic.
"We've got the space and expertise and want to try and help in the reactivating of the arts precinct and industry in Bendigo."