Co working spaces in Lagos are slowly becoming the new craze within the Nigerian tech startup scene, and we are loving them every step of the way.
Considering all the hassel it normally takes for a typical startup company to first procure office space and execute other key startup costs, you have to agree with me that simply joining an ecosystem where all these things are already provided for you seems the best thing since sliced bread.
This thus enables a startup focus on the most important aspects of their product and things like gaining traction and a perfect audience-market fit.
Thus, after thoroughly going through a long comprehensive list of Co working spaces in Lagos, I decided to highlight just the most astonishing ones you can possibly find if you’re the type that loves aesthetics like I do. Here we go:
#1. Stranger Lagos (Lekki)
It’s not your typical co-working space setup, but it sure does the job well. These guys also sell clothing, coffee, tea, accessories in addition to providing a co-working space. As for pricing, there really isn’t any fixed arrangement here. Simply make a purchase and you are free to use their spaces.
#2. Cre8 (Victoria Island)
Cre8 offers both co working spaces in Lagos as well as meeting rooms for it’s members. For some reason, they seem to be most interested in the FinTech subniche of the industry. Their space is easily one of the most cozy I’ve seen and they’re offering it from N5,000/day.
#3. Terrakulture (Victoria Island)
Also based in VI, many know Terrakulture instead as a classy restaurant. What you don’t know is that it also serves as a co-working space that incorporates all the necessary necessities like electricity and internet supply that tech startups crave.
#4. Cranium One (Victoria Island)
Cranium One asides offering shared co-working spaces also offer seperated and private meeting rooms depending on your preferences.
Might we add that they also have a kitchen and dinning area that further facilitate the collaborative ecosystem that naturally permeates co-working spaces in Lagos.
#5. WorkBox (Victoria Island)
Personally, my jaw dropped when I saw this one. You’ll swear it almost looks out of this country. From the brick-walls, graffiti paintings to the glass interior, WorkBox’s private offices which can seat 2-3 people as well as their conference facilities, and shared desks ranging from ₦4,000/day, ₦15,000/week and ₦55,000/month will certainly make your day.
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#6. SeedSpace (Ikoyi)
If you love the view from above, SeedSpace also offers you co working spaces in Lagos with an immersive view from the terrace of their 7-storey tower at Ikoyi that is sure to leave an impression.
You can choose from co-working plans of ₦35’000/month for shared desks, ₦50’000/month for the dedicated desks or go a notch higher with their private office spaces that go as high as ₦50’000/person/month.
#7. African Hub (Ikeja)
The Orange themed colour contrast that adorn their curtains and walls make for professional looking aesthetics. And if you can pay N20,000 for their workstations or N30,000 for their meeting/training rooms and private office spaces monthly, its entire ambience can be yours for the taking.
#8. eeSpace (Ogba)
If you’re the type that loves a good colour combo (like I do), particularly of green and blue, then the eeSpace should fit like a cap. With well equiped recording studios, uninterrupted internet access, and their numerous game nights, movie nights and other fun monthly events, a flat rate if N15,000 a month is befitting.
#9. The Circumference (Surulere)
This is perhaps the most “office” looking co working space in Lagos to make the list. And that’s on purpose, considering the current trend among well funded tech startups in Nigeria whose offices spot some of the sickest interiors and are all, of course, mostly shared spaces, I naturally sought co-working spaces in Lagos that fit that criteria.
At just N30,000/month, this shared space could all be yours.
#10. Leadspace (Yaba)
Launched by Passion Incubator, the LeadSpace co-working space strikes one as a sort of coffee inn, or the VIP section of a club, or a very high brow restaurant/lounge, but the fact that it manages to still retain that cozy feeling really gets to me.
And with prices ranging from N2,000 a day to N40,000 a month, it’s easily top 3 on my shortlisted shared working spaces in lagos to hire with my co-founders (of a different tech startup).
Here are some equally stunning bonus options located in other parts of the country.
#11. Ventures Platform (Abuja)
It’s a fact! Abuja spots some really stunning co-working spaces, one of which I stumbled upon is actually made of shipping containers but has the sickest architecture ever.
From just N3,000 a day to N60,000 per quarter, you can buy a chance to be part of this enigma.
#12. Akwa-Ibom E-Library (Uyo)
I know the look of an E-Library making this list seems absurd, but wait till you see the potential of this place. It was built by the Akwa-Ibom government as an E-Library but according to Mark Essien of Hotels.ng, it would serve best as one of the largest startup co-working spaces in Nigeria. It’s all internet ready with all the inklings of a typical co-working space.
And thankfully, the building isn’t (all) going to waste, thumbs up to Start Innovation Hub , an incubator that opened shop in a comer of the massive building some years back. If you reside here, you should definitely go and check it out.
#13. Aiivon hub (Abuja)
With it’s yellow walls and multi colored chairs looking chic and it’s grafitti walls equally stunning, this co-working space in Abuja definately packs a punch aesthetic-wise. But slap on a price tag of N1,000,000/year, and they may come of as overly expensive but you can’t deny the value proposition they’re offering.
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