Nairobi Garage has launched a new hub in Karen, now offering three state-of-the-art hubs creating an interlinking co-working network spanning the whole of Nairobi. The co-working space also announced plans to launch four more locations in Kenya.
Nairobi Garage is set to launch three new locations in Nairobi and one location in Mombasa as it continues to expand its footprint across Kenya. This was announced by Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage who informed journalists, during a tour of the new Karen location, that the tentative locations for the new hubs are: Gigiri, Garden City and Upperhill.
“We’re pleased to open the doors of Nairobi Garage // Karen to the city’s business community. Our three locations now mean that members can work from any side of town, and quickly set up operations and a presence all across the city. Over and above the handpicked locations, Nairobi Garage has been deliberate about ensuring every square inch of our space is optimised for productivity giving members a world-class creative home to scale and innovate,” says Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage.
Nairobi Garage // Karen
The newly launched Keren hub offers 14,000 sq ft of workspace, bespoke designed to maximise functionality for resident companies. Featuring 18 private offices and 150 desks, the new location includes high-speed internet, and is set in the lush green office development of Watermark Business Park.
Adding to the existing Nairobi Garage premises in Kilimani and Westlands, the Karen space completes a triangular network spanning Nairobi, with members able to move freely between the three hubs as their business schedules require.
The Watermark Business Park is also home to global companies such as Unilever and GE, in-keeping with Nairobi Garage’s strategy to facilitate partnerships and networking among leading businesses – large and small.
Nairobi Garage // Karen has a number of luxury features, including four state-of-the-art meeting rooms, AC throughout the space, sound-proofed boardrooms and call booths, male and female showering facilities, as well as an on-site bistro, “Brioche”.
Members have the ability to drop in and work from any premises at no extra cost, and can use the meeting rooms and facilities in any location.
“As a fast-growing tech company with offices in 5 African countries already, we find working from Nairobi Garage, as a location for our East Africa operations, really convenient. The efficiency of the space allows us to focus on our growth. It’s inspiring to work around so much energy and creativity on a daily basis, and the expansion of that network of professional businesses is something really positive for Kenya,” says Nikolai Barnwell, CEO of Betpawa.
“Swvl recently expanded to Kenya and our first port-of-call was Nairobi Garage, to set up an office – which was seamless and very fast. Being able to access the whole city, and work from wherever is preferable for us on that day – as well as meet potential partners, customers and collaborators – is really great for business,” says Shahzeb Memon, head of global operations at app-based mass transit platform Swvl.
A 10% discount is on offer to all new companies taking up private offices, as well as Ksh 5,000 per desk off for the year on all coworking desks, for anyone joining Nairobi Garage in February.