Word often finds its way out about some startup entrepreneurs having to host their teams in their aunts’ garages and keep their work equipment in semi-battered cars. Because these chain-breakers cannot afford rent at the formative stages of their forays, they seek refuge even under bridges and sleep in hammocks until they rope in their big breakthroughs.
But with the emergence of coworking spaces, the die-fast menace facing businesses has been curbed to an extent, as they no longer have to erect traditional offices or struggle to rent. This still-new idea is the miracle making small and medium businesses kick off fast and run efficiently around Africa.
In the saga of shared spaces, Nigeria’s chapter is just as thrilling as others with these spaces springing up and causing ripples in the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. And this time, we are heading to the commercial hub of the Giant of Africa, Lagos – the hippy and the business-oriented circle west of the region.
A city relentless, competitive and hardened in terms of business, one of the most prolific sources of entrepreneurial dash and dare, is Nigeria’s bringer of startup rapture and thrill. Lagos is the city that feeds the soul of enterprise and hurries the heart fly-by-nights, all fermented with the incomparable red-hot rapid development crucible. In alphabetical order, here are the some of the city’s shared spaces and their important details.
33B Workspace was created with the following people in mind: small to medium-sized professional teams and individual professionals who have a short-term business in Lagos and are looking for a fully equipped, conducive, accessible and affordable workspace in the Lekki area. The space offers private offices, virtual offices, and conference rooms, as well as many other perks.
Location:33B Adebayo Doherty Road, Lekki Phase I, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 120,000 per month.
Contact: [email protected] or +234-808 999 5573
African hub is reported to be a business hub for startups and SMEs who focus keenly on the aspects of entrepreneurship, creativity, culture and lifestyle while paying attention to innovation. The hub, which also passes and functions as a co-working space, offers furnished workspaces, series of training/meeting rooms and business support services that help entrepreneurs catch up salient enterprise ideas in order to gain traction.
Location: 4, Sule Abuka Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
Pricing: Membership starts at NGN 20,000 per month.
Contact: +234-817 393 9393
Afrinolly Creative Hub’s Co-Creation Spaces that house meeting rooms, hot desks, and meeting lounge with high-speed internet. It is an ideal place for filmmakers, screenwriters, animators, mobile technology developers, artists and other creatives to brainstorm their next ambitious video project.
Location: Plot 5 Etal Avenue, Off Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun
Contact: [email protected] or +234–9032894056
Agos Offices offers entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators cost-effective office spaces (coworking space, virtual offices, shared offices, private offices, executive business lounge, conference room, dedicated cafe, multimedia studio) with the benefits of flexible minimal set-up and exit costs.
Address: 54B, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos
Pricing: NGN 200,000 monthly
Contact: [email protected] or +234–7050723877
Avalanche Spaces is for startups, self-employed or remote workers or freelancers looking for a comfortable space to work from. They provide power, quietness and serenity as well as fast internet. Its workspaces are open and designed in a way that prevents overcrowding and also promotes easy movement. It allows individuals or teams to work closely and without distractions.
Location: 33, Saji Ayangade Street, Anthony Village, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 5,000 daily (workspace)
Contact: [email protected] or +234–8028025494
BVF provides virtual office solutions, among which are coworking spaces. The outlet, as well, renders other support services to business, such as address, conference/meeting rooms and adequately equipped workstations. With BVF clients have the option of booking or becoming members of the community through a subscription process to their virtual packages.
Location: Unit A*, Plot 27 Emma Abimbola, Cole Street, Opposite Arabella place, Fola Osibo Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 120,000 to NGN 180,000 per annum.
CapitalSquare is a coworking space and membership community for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners. Its members enjoy access to a growing network of beautiful, fully-serviced work and meeting spaces, event programming, business advisory, and other benefits, thoughtfully designed to inspire and equip small business owners to make better business decisions. The coworking space offers day and week passes, resident membership, private office, and virtual office.
Location: 2nd Floor, The Garnet, Igbo Efon Roundabout, Lekki/225b Ikorodu Crescent, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 3,000 daily or NGN 10,000 weekly (coworking)
Contact: [email protected] or +234-8172233774
Joining the 6th-floor facility of CcHUB links one up with a vibrant community of creative people, freelancers, founders and entrepreneurs. Besides the workspace, CcHub offers fast WiFi, a community creative room, flexible seating, access to meeting rooms, shared kitchen, Amazon Web Service (AWS) credit, and access to exclusive events in the community. The coworking space comes with various amenities ranging from the essentials to the exotic.
Location: 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 17,500 monthly (Hot desk/open plan seating)
Contact: [email protected] or +234 (01) 2950555
Located in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos, Cranium One is a warm, open and inviting shared workspace for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Hot desks are located side by side. Separated offices and meeting rooms provide privacy with enough visibility to remain connected to the open space. The communal kitchen and dining area attracts workers to each other and to their independent projects. Community building programs – social events and collaborative projects bond the members together. Members of Cranium One will benefit from a beautifully-designed, conducive working environment, shared skills and resources, increased motivation, an expanded network of professional contacts and a sense of community.
Location: 1, Towry Close, off Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Pricing: NGN 50,000 monthly
Contact: [email protected]
CubeHub describes itself as a creative ecosystem where dynamic innovators converge to change our world. They offer ready-to-use flexible virtual office plans, coworking spaces, serviced offices, meeting and conference rooms.
Location: Adebola House, 38 Opebi Road, Ikeja
Pricing: NGN 9,000 daily
Contact: [email protected] or +234–7067870861
eeSPACE is home for entrepreneurs in Lagos looking for conducive, friendly and affordable workspaces where they can connect, have fun and deliver on client’s projects fast with reliable internet and uninterrupted power supply. It has executive board rooms, training rooms and private offices.
Location: 3, Ijaiye Road Opposite Mobil Filling Station, Ogba, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 20,000 monthly.
Contact: [email protected] or +234-7030674035
Enclaave is a coworking community created to serve freelancers, entrepreneurs, small and medium business owners and corporates in need of fully-equipped workspaces for incubation and operations. Enclaave is a place to imagine and pursue endless possibilities through healthy engagements and networking. Its spaces are all designed to boost creativity and reduce stress, offering genuine flexibility and tailored plans to meet members’ requirements.
Location: 16B Omorinre Johnson Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Pricing: NGN 2,500 daily
Contact: [email protected] or +234-9030687100
Enterprise Hubs is a network of online and physical resource centres for emerging enterprises in Nigeria and beyond. Its private offices, dedicated desks, virtual offices and coworking spaces provide flexible solutions for passionate people, entrepreneurs and companies who are looking to grow and take advantage of what shared office spaces deliver especially as relating to office accommodation, ease of doing business, convenience and availability of facilities.
Location: 22 Water Corporation Road, Off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 5,000 daily
Contact: [email protected] or +2349060009684 or +2349060009685
Fastlaunch Africa provides the best tools for coworking members to build their businesses and an environment for mingling, connecting and collaborating with other awesome and innovative individuals. Coworking memberships are flexible and affordable so that you can work how and when you want to, from a comfy and lively shared space to your own private cocoon to rumble around in.
Location: 9B, Adedotun Dina Crescent, Mende, Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria
Pricing: NGN 3,000 daily
Contact: [email protected] or +234–7013828143
This is a member-based coworking space which has a variety of work environments tailored to best suit just about any working methods you may have. There is a holistic complement of office amenities, along with a provision of flexible alternatives to working in a home office or expensive long-term office rental. At GCL HUB, there is a conducive atmosphere where you can work and have as much or as little interactions with fellow members. Whether you are working solo, trying to gain traction for your startup, studying to ace an exam or a remote worker for a large company, this co-working space has put in necessary in place for you to be productive.
Location: 19 Gbemisola Street, Ikeja, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 15, 000 per month.
Contact: [email protected] or +234-8145959298
GoDo.ng! provides great, comfortable, affordable and uniquely-designed co-working spaces that are modern yet stylish. It is an ideal place for start-ups to work, meet, learn and collaborate. Besides providing coworking spaces, GoDo.ng! also rent spaces for training programmes, workshops and other types of events, and offer consulting and capacity building services.
Location: 53, Oladipo Bateye Road, Ikeja GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
Contact: [email protected] or +234–9060009512
Hub One is a conducive environment designed to foster collaboration and drive creativity within Nigeria’s tech start-up ecosystem. This state-of-the-art yet very functional space is great for birthing ideas and championing revolutionary solutions to the nation’s challenges leveraging tech. The space features hot desk/open plan seating, dedicated desks, and private offices. It boasts regular amenities, as well as other perks which include a lounge/chill-out area. It’s great for events, workshops, community lunches, pitching events, and even incubator/accelerator programmes.
Location: 10, Hughes Avenue, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 3,000 daily (hot desk/open plan seating)
Contact: [email protected] or [email protected] or +234-8032983838/+234-8030991014
Innovation Centre has an array of well-appointed offices spaces with an appealing ambience which individuals and young businesses need to for optimal productivity. Its coworking space is located in an accessible location at Lekki phase 1 and it provides all overhead services while members focus on growing their businesses. Its space is structured to satisfy a variety of office requirements. One can rent an executive desk or a personal workstation, or subscribe to various sizes of serviced private offices, all at flexible and affordable monthly payment plans.
Location: Plot 29, Awudu Ekpegha Street, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki phase 1, Lagos.
Contact: [email protected] or +234-8097997926
Leadspace Ojodu (Berger) provides coworking spaces for entrepreneurs/founders of small and medium-size businesses, middle-level corporate executives, independent freelancers and creative artists. It is the best place for entrepreneurs to work, collaborate, stay productive, network and have fun! Its plans include dedicated, flexible and virtual, and it has multiple, well-equipped private offices, conference and meeting rooms.
Location: 17, Akinsanya Street, Beside FRSC Building, Ojodu-Berger
Pricing: NGN 2,500 daily
Contact: [email protected] or +234–8162451670
MusterPoint creates an environment that allows entrepreneurs to focus on what’s really important, getting work done and meet interesting people.
It provides constant power supply, air-conditioned rooms, comfortable desk/chair and internet in its shared workspace, which are targeted at individuals and businesses that need a serviced space to get their work done.
Location: 1, Adekunle Owobiyi Close, off Oladele Kadiri Close, Ogba, Lagos.
Pricing: NGN 2,000 daily.
Contact: [email protected] or +234–7046077722
Nicademia Hub is a workspace for creatives and techies. The workspace is super affordable. For as low as NGN 1,000 a day or NGN 10,000 a month, one is availed a number of facilities including workspace, unlimited WiFi, uninterrupted power, recording studio, and meeting rooms.
Location: 315 Herbert Macaulay Way, Lagos, Nigeria.
Pricing: NGN 1,000 daily or NGN 10,000 monthly
Contact: +234-909 805 8000
Plus Innovation Hub is an elite incubation and acceleration hub whose vision is to add value to people, their ideas, business or projects and the community at large focusing on various social impact sectors using technology to empower people to solve problems.
Its coworking space has boardrooms, training hall & offices and is ideal for startups
Location: 4, Sunday Adigun Street, Off Kaffi Street, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
Pricing: NGN 1,500 daily
Contact: [email protected] or +234–8064382453
A coworking and serviced office facility, ReDahlia Workspaces affords startups and entrepreneurs an accessible and affordable hub with stable electricity, fibre optic internet and virtual office services. Its products include shared Cubicles, Shared Desks, Shared Private offices, Private Offices, Meeting Rooms, Boardroom, Training Rooms, Virtual Office Packages, Secretarial Services.
Location: 43B, Emina Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos
Contact: [email protected] or +234–8188122223
Regus has one of the world’s largest network of workspaces and coworking spaces globally and the city of Lagos happens just happens to be part of their turf. Regus has professional and inspiring work environments to suit businesses of all sizes and budget.
Its office space is a fully-furnished, IT-enabled workspace that can grow with your business – for one person or an entire team. The workspace also offers meeting spaces with a professional air, ideal for a wide range of purposes – from meetings and presentations to training and interviews. Regus comes with Informal drop-in meeting spaces with secure WiFi, access to a printer, scanner and photocopier.
Location: The Waterside 5 Admiralty Road, off Admiral Ayinla Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Pricing: NGN 1,860 to NGN 3,280 daily (coworking)
Seedspace coworking space is the location for tech-driven entrepreneurs who want to nurture their ideas and grow their businesses. Apart from workspaces, services such as gym yards, swimming pools and on-demand event venues are rendered at this shared space. Entrepreneurs can subscribe to different membership packages at any time and begin to use the let our space.
Location: 23 Agodogba Avenue, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Pricing: Monthly membership ranges from NGN 10,000 to NGN 50,000 per month.
Located in Yaba, Silver Ark is a co-working facility that was built with the average startup and entrepreneur from around the region in mind. Apart from offering share spaces to member, Silver Ark Workspace provides virtual offices and business support in different capacities. Mail handling, office assistance and other basic amenities make up the workspace’s total package, tailored for convenience for startup entrepreneurs.
Location: 3rd Floor, 47 Iwaya Road, Off Onike, Yaba, Lagos.
Pricing: From NGN 1,500 daily to NGN 216,000 per annum, depending on the package.
Contact: [email protected] or +234-905-745-6306
Executive suites at SiNet Business Hub have the functionality of an office environment with an atmosphere that is conducive for brainstorming, relaxed discussion of relevant business subjects, and the ideal location to entertain important guests. Even virtual businesses can enjoy the benefits of having their executive office located in this hub. The executive offices at SiNet hub can be used for meetings, seminars, classes, pop-up shops, hackathons, auditions, and more.
Location: No 32 Providence Street, Maruwa Bus stop, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Lekki, Nigeria.
Pricing: NGN 200,000 monthly
Contact: +234-805 066 2143
Smart X Business Hub provides growth levers for its community of goal-getters through a wide range of conducive workspaces and other facilities in a well-designed work environment. Its cost effective spaces are offered with flexible payment terms to suit most budget plans. Perks include uninterrupted power, Parking, Lounge Area, Projector, Kitchen, etc.
Address: 16B, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, behind Keystone Bank, Maryland
Pricing: NGN 15,000 weekly
Contact: [email protected] or +234–8083711891
The Enterprise Creative’s HotHouse is a coworking space for creative and digital entrepreneurs that allows you to work flexibly and comfortably without the huge costs of renting and setting up an office. The HotHouse provides desk space on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Location: 4th floor, 34 Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
Contact: [email protected] or +234–818 722 6499
Here, coworking is seamless, as the membership plans are flexible and affordable with transparent costs. Coworking members have the super-fast internet to connect to, printing/scanning/copying services on hand for when you need it plus unlimited tea, coffee and water to keep your brain hydrated and buzzing. There are so many flexible plans on offer, it is best to jump onto their website and check out which one suits your needs, whether you are a “loner”, a “VIP” or a “nomad” – there is a plan for you, even if you only wish to create a virtual office.
Location: 371 Borno Way Spencer Yaba Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Pricing: NGN 3,000 daily or NGN 35,000 monthly (Hot desk/open plan seating).
Contact: [email protected] or +234 908 240 5494
TY Workspace is a members-only workspace offering virtual and various sizes of physical space as well as co-working spaces for the enterprising business. Situated in a serene environment on the Lagos mainland, it offers quite a decent environment for businesses to thrive.
Location: 17 Ibikunle Street, Yaba, Lagos.
Contact: +234-807 717 4234
V8 Ventures is a platform for accelerated business growth across Africa with a simple vision; to bridge the gap between young businesses, investors and highly experienced mentors to ensure rapid commercial growth especially in the digital technology space. Its co-working space, V8 Valley, is comprised of talented businesses looking to grow and scale. With flexible month-to-month desk space in a collaborative environment as a service, it provides its members with a cost-effective solution to their work needs.
Location: 7B Dr. S. Ezekuse Close, Off Admiralty Road, Lekki, Phase 1,
Pricing: NGN 27,000 monthly
Contact: [email protected] or +234-80995260383
Venia Business Hub provides an enabling environment for small businesses, entrepreneurs and multinationals to run, grow and scale their businesses. With offices suitable for one executive to a team of ten people and above, Venia offers the opportunity to expand staff strength at little or no cost.
Location: Plot 8 Providence Street Lekki Phase 1, Lekki/2nd Floor, Providence House,
Admiralty Way (Beside Tantalizers), Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria.
Pricing: NGN 3,000 daily
Contact: [email protected] or +234-8170374344
Workbay is an office solutions provider that offers entrepreneurs and startups cost-effective office space (co-working space, private office and virtual services) with the benefits of flexible minimal set-up and exit cost.
Location: Olu Koleosho Street, Off Simbiat Abiola Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
Contact: [email protected] or 01–293169701–2931617
Workstation is the convener of calibres of productive people by means of shared workspaces, special events, social places and a digital member network. With the mission to develop the community from which it thrived, the coworking space provides corporate solutions that have what it takes to accommodate any size of a company, pulling efforts to guarantee decreasing operating costs, increasing employee happiness and bring about flexibility into startup teams. The environment has conference rooms, premium coffee and high-speed internet connection, along with the necessary amenities to meet the needs of the modern day worker.
Location: 7 Ibiyinka Olorube, Off Amodu Ojikutu Street, Lagos.
Pricing: Hotdesk NGN 5,000 for 24 hours and NGN 40,000 for a month.
Contact: +234 8188 COWORK (269675)
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