Finding a place to work from can be difficult especially in these parts where power and internet are more of privileges than basic amenities. Getting an office is a huge deal, not to mention pretty expensive, so co-working spaces are the next best thing.
A co-work space, most times, isn’t just about Wi-Fi and electricity, it’s about ambience, networking and just being part of a community.
This list has places on both the island and mainland so I’m sure you can find somewhere that fits. Alright, let’s get to it.
1. Venia Business Hub
Venia Hub offers more than a coworking space. They have venues for board meetings, training and virtual offices. This hub is more suited for entrepreneurs that are at a higher rung on the ladder.
Venia Business Hub is located in two areas, both in Lekki. The Providence Hub is at Plot 8, Providence Street (Samsung Building), Lekki Phase 1, and the Admiralty Hub is at the 2nd floor, Providence House, Admiralty Way (Beside Tantalizers) Lekki Phase 1. For more information on their membership rates, visit here.
2. Co-Creation Hub
And of course you know CcHub. Not only is this the first startup innovation hub, it is also the most popular one. The Co-Creation Hub runs incubator and accelerator programmes, but it is also a collaborative workspace that admits both individuals and teams.
CcHub is located at 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba and you can find more about their membership rates here.
3. iDea Hub
Well, we can’t exactly leave out CcHub’s friendly neighbour, iDea Hub. iDea Hub is another accelerator/incubator that offers a place for startups to work from with no equity commitment.
iDea Hub is beside CcHub at 296, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba. Find out all you want about memberships and programmes here.
4. Capital Square
Capital Square is a privately-owned space that offers services to individuals as well as teams. With offers ranging from daily co-working to monthly membership, Capital Square has plans that can suit whatever your needs may be.
They’re at The Garnet Building, Igbo Efon Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Express Road, Lekki. Find out about their plans here.
5. Wennovation Hub
Wennovation Hub is a startup business incubator and accelerator that provides incubation, consultation and work spaces services. It’s a great place to network, so if you are a small business looking for office space or lone ranger looking for a co-working space, Wennovation has got you covered.
Wennovation Hub is at 76, Mobolaji Bank Anthony, Ikeja. Find out how to join the Wehub community here.
6. Cre8 Space
Cre8 is a hub that caters to fin-tech startups, providing access to mentors from the Nigerian financial sector. It’s a good co-working space and the fact that there’s a Cafe Neo outlet doesn’t hurt at all. Each membership plan comes with free Cafe Neo coffee and you can apply for their daily, weekly or monthly plan, depending on what you need.
They’re at 6, Agoro Odiyan, Victoria Island. You can get more information about their membership plans here.
7. Stranger Lagos
Stranger is a concept store that might appeal more to makers, but there’s a co-working area and they offer space for rent. It’s got a brew bar, a hangout space and a lovely decor.
Stranger Lagos is at 3 Hakeem Dickson Street, Lekki Phase One. Right now, they are closed for renovation because they’re working on being more awesome. Okay, they’re joining the British Council Maker Library Network and won’t be open till May 14, but you can check them out when they do.
Yes, Terrakulture is a restaurant, bookshop and art gallery, but there’s also a co-working space there. It has air conditioning, stable power supply, free Wi-Fi and a lovely ambience. The study room, as they call it, is available for daily use and there’s a monthly membership plan.
You can find Terrakulture at Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.
Litcaf is a nice place to read and work from. The atmosphere is conducive; there’s books, Wi-Fi and coffee. Plus, they have an amazing breakfast menu. In their words, it’s a hub for private intellectual activities.
They’re on the 1st Floor, E-Centre, 1-11 Commercial Avenue, Yaba.
10. Cranium One
Cranium One is a shared workspace for entrepreneurs and small businesses. It’s got glass-covered private offices, a hot desk that can accommodate ten people, and fixed desks for the those who have more permanent plans. There’s a communal kitchen and dining area that’s perfect for building relationships, formal or informal.
They’re at 1, Towry Close, off Idejo Street, Victoria Island. Find about their membership plans here.