Workable Nairobi, a commercial serviced office provider, has launched a new state-of-the-art corporate coworking hub at Sanlam Tower, Waiyaki Way, Westlands in a move targeting global enterprises and non-governmental organizations as well as large local firms with significant office needs.
Workable Nairobi’s rates start from $490/ month per desk or Ksh 49,000 per desk per month. This comes with all the additional value shown including use of boardroom, printing, setup among others.
Though a bit pricey compared to its competitors like iHub, Nairobi Garage, Mint Hub, Workstyle, the 12,000 square feet facility has 19 private office studios that can accommodate 110 people in a variety of flexible configurations, has two meeting rooms, an in-house full service café and an all-weather events terrace.
Workable Chief Executive Officer, Samir Patel said the ultra-modern facility is designed to match the international demand for corporate coworking spaces that have productivity and employee wellness at their core.
“For most observers, the coworking industry is associated with freelancers, startups and small businesses. However, today the biggest growth in the industry is from larger firms and their employees. In fact, close to 20% of the S&P 500 companies in the US now have employees operating from coworking spaces,” explained Mr Patel.
The same global movement in the shared office industry has experienced rapid growth in Kenya over the past decade, with tech firms occupying most of the spaces in Nairobi. An influx of multinational business and non-governmental organizations as well as maturing startups has propelled demand for spaces that can accommodate their need for expansion, while still offering the same vibrancy of shared offices.
Workable Nairobi is targeting well travelled professionals with exposure to a variety of experiences, countries and cultures both professionally and personally making it compete for customers for iHub, Nairobi Garage, Workstyle Africa, Mint Hub among others.
The coworking business is a growing sector in Kenya as using a shared office space takes away the headache of binding long-term lease agreements, capital expenditures for set-up and provision for expansion or contraction as well as maintenance costs.
“Workable offers a solution to the modern organization that seeks to provide employees with personalized and amenity-rich working environments which has been found to improve productivity. Businesses globally are reassessing their real estate needs, generally reducing their office footprints, with many adopting a core + flexi approach. We are the flex portion allowing elasticity depending on the real time office needs of that business,” he added.
Each of the studios is furnished with electric sit-stand desks, class-leading sound insulation, individual temperature control and high speed internet provided on isolated virtual networks (VLAN) to assure data security. A Wellness Room fitted with a fridge is accessible to all users and will be especially useful for nursing mothers.-Ends-
Workable features 19 office studios, 110 desks, 2 meeting rooms, a full service in-house café as well as an events terrace.
The 19 offices can accommodate 2 to 14 people and are designed to encourage productivity, collaboration and to motivate. Accessible 24 hours through secure keyless access, each office has a private VLAN network for enhanced data security. Meeting rooms are fitted with the latest technology and fully serviced, ideal for offsite board, training, strategy and other meetings. It offers curated meeting and event packages. Workable has already attracted international corporate users including Hyatt Hotels and Zeep, a global telecoms services provider based in Hong Kong.