There’s a new co-working space in Nairobi. Known as Workable, the new corporate coworking hub was launched yesterday and is located at Sanlam Tower, Waiyaki Way, Westlands. The 12,000 square feet facility has 19 private office studios that can accommodate 110 people in a variety of flexible configurations, two meeting rooms, an in-house full-service café and an all-weather events terrace. Speaking at the launch 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. 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. “Corporations are looking to align their real estate portfolios with broader business goals. Adopting the ‘space-as-a-service’ strategy is one way to deliver both cost management and greater flexibility where you pay for space and services such as meeting rooms on demand,” Mr Patel said. “Workable is Nairobi’s prime shared office space with Grade A flexible studios and many features that are a first in Kenya,’’ he added. Workable’s primary target is global enterprises and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi as well as large local firms with significant office needs.
By Nixon Kanali