Startups in Nigeria often face the challenge of having little or no funding, as well as inability to maintain a physical office space. However, the need for an office structure by these startups is being effectively catered for by the sheer increase in number of coworking spaces.
One of the ways to support Startups in their early stages of their businesses is to provide basic infrastructure for them and to continue building until their products, services or solutions starts gaining a reasonable number of customers.
This has led to the popularity of incubation centres and Coworking spaces in the country.
A coworking space is a place where you can go daily, sit down at a desk, and work among like-minded people in a structured atmosphere. It offers an office-style environment that fosters all the autonomy an entrepreneur could want without any of the politics.
Asides the workspace offered, other basic needs such as electricity and internet are often inclusive of their payment packages. Needless to say, the benefits of coworking spaces cannot be over-emphasised. This could be a pointer to why most incubation hubs in Nigeria also offer coworking spaces as part of their incubation plans.
Here is a comprehensive list of coworking spaces around Lagos, both on the Island and mainland.
Coworking spaces On Lagos Island
Deskyard is a new workspace which provides a unique environment to increase productivity and creativity. Their monthly plans include amenities like kitchen, outdoor terrace and coffee/tea.
Location: Plot 42 Olabanji Olajide Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Pricing: Ranges from ₦4,000 to ₦45,000 monthly.
SiNet Hub (Lekki)
Sinet Hub offers executive offices for both short-term and long-term leasing. They claim that their charges are at rates that “even small businesses can afford”.
Location: 32 Street Lekki Phase 1, Providence, Lagos.
BVF Office Centre (Lekki)
BVF is a provider of virtual office solutions, among which are coworking spaces. The outlet also renders others business support services such as business address, meeting rooms, and fully equipped workstations. Clients either book or become members by subscribing to their various virtual packages.
Location: Unit A8, Plot 27 Emma Abimbola, Cole Street, Opposite Arabella place, Fola Osibo Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Pricing: Ranges from ₦120,000 to ₦180,000 per annum
Lagos Cowork (Lekki)
Lagos Cowork was launched in January 2017 by a Lagos-based real estate firm, 3invest. Asides workspaces and other necessary amenities, it provides administrative support and other virtual office addresses. Subscription at Lagos Cowork is membership based.
Location: 24, Sikiru Alade Oloko Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos
Pricing: Starts at ₦50,000/ month. A single-day usage goes for ₦3,500.
Venia Business Hub (Lekki)
Venia Business Hub offers coworking spaces to startups, SMEs, corporate and multinationals. Besides the fundamental office requirements, the hub makes available printing resources and a video-enabled conference room to facilitate works. Shared/Virtual offices and training venues are also available.
Location: Lekki Phase 1, Providence House, Admiralty Way (E), Eti-Osa, Lagos
V8 Valley (Lekki)
V8 Valley, a spin-off V8 Africa, offers open workspace desks. Subscription packages include office supplies, free parking, storage lockers and presentation equipment. A community manager is also assigned to attend to your guests.
Location: No. 7B, Dr Ezekuse Close, Lekki Phase 1
Pricing: starting from ₦45,000/month
Stranger Lagos (Lekki)
Stranger Lagos is a concept store inspired by the need to share curiosities and interests with a wider audience. The facility offers a space to workout and membership plans. Other offered activities include a hangout space, spaces for rent (exhibitions, installations, film screenings etc) workshops hosting and discussion salons. Services are open (based on appointments) on weekdays and weekends.
Location: 3 Hakeem Dickson Street, Lekki Phase One, Lagos.
Pricing: No fixed charges. Make a purchase and you are free to utilise a space.
Capital Square (Lekki/Ikoyi)
With offices at Lekki and Ikoyi, Capital Square is another facility that provides coworking spaces. Asides providing the workspace for entrepreneurs, the coworking facility operates a collaborative community for independent professionals – entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators alike.
Location: 2nd Floor, The Garnet Building, Lekki – Epe Express Road, Lekki | 114b Ilupeju Street, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Pricing: ranges from ₦3,500 per day to ₦100,000 per month.
Cre8 Space (Victoria Island)
Cre8 is dedicated to building a community of startups, investors and relevant stakeholders in the fintech industry. Located in Victoria Island, Lagos, cre8 provides fully serviced workspaces and meeting rooms for members.
Location: 6, Agoro Odiyan, Victoria Island, Lagos
Pricing: starts at ₦5,000/day to ₦20, 000/week and so on.
Terrakulture (Victoria Island)
Popular as a restaurant, Terrakulture could be best described as a hub of artsy things. But then, it also has a well-defined working space. Its workspace facility provides basic needed facilities such as electricity, the internet and more for entrepreneurs and freelancers. Payment pattern is membership based.
Location: Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Online Presence: terrakulture.com
Cranium One (Victoria Island)
Cranium One is an open and shared workspace for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Separated offices and meeting rooms are also available and provided with privacy enough visibility to remain connected to the open space. The facility also has a communal kitchen and dining area that attracts workers to each other and to their independent projects.
Location: 1, Towry Close, Off Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Idejo Street, Lagos.
Online presence: cranium-one.com
A1 Spaces (Lagos Island)
A1 Spaces is a hub that provides coworking spaces to startups, bloggers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. A1 operates from a suite in the Lagos City Hall, Lagos Island. Basic amenities such as Wifi, electricity are included in the packages offered.
Packages offered ranges from a private (one-man) office, and team members to open pool shared desks and a meeting room. Virtual office services are also offered.
Location: 203E, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.
Pricing: ₦ 2,000/day to ₦ 40,000/month and ₦ 70,000/year (for virtual offices)
Online presence: a1-spaces.com
The Lighthouse (Lagos Island)
The Lighthouse is a creative hub that provides a colourful and convenient workspace with practical tools and resources needed for entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level. It also creates an open opportunity for networking within the community, and ideas exchange. Spaces are available for activities such as events, training, meetings, conferences, seminars, board meetings, and end of year parties.
Location: 35 Moloney Street, Opposite Kam Selem house, the Police Headquarter, Lagos Island.
Pricing: ranges from ₦2, 000 per hour to ₦30, 000 per month
Online presence: thelighthouse.com.ng
WorkBox (Victoria Island)
WorkBox provides coworking spaces for business owners and freelancers. The services include private offices (can seat 2-3 people), conference facilities, and shared desks. Spaces are available for weekly, monthly or annual usage.
Location: 10, Ojora Close, Off of Idowu Martins (Mega Plaza Road), Victoria Island, Lagos.
Pricing: ranges from ₦4,000/day, ₦15,000/week, ₦55,000/month
Online presence: workbox.ng
WorkStation (Victoria Island)
Be it a permanent office or temporary workspace, Work Station claims to offer flexibility and convenience alongside. The coworking space offers several packages, hence intending users can choose which suit them most.
Location: No. 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe Close, Victoria Island, Lagos
Pricing: starting at ₦ 5000/day t0 ₦75,000/month (depending on the package subscribe to).
Online presence: workstation.ng
Seedspace is a coworking space where tech entrepreneurs nurture their ideas and grow their business. Asides workspaces, services like gym/swimming pool and on-demand event venues are rendered. Intending users could subscribe to membership packages.
Location: 23 Agodogba Ave, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Pricing: Membership ranges from ₦10,000 to ₦50,000 per month.
Online presence: lagos.seedspace.co
Coworking spaces on Lagos Mainland
ReDahlia debuted its coworking space for startups in March 2017. Alongside workspaces — shared cubicles, private offices — facilities like constant power, internet and restaurant are available for use. Training room, bedroom, meeting, free coffee are also included in the payment packages. The space opens at 8:00 am and closes at 6:00pm weekdays.
Location: 43B, Emina Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos
Pricing: ₦35,000 (for open space) to ₦150,000 (for serviced offices) per month.
Online presence: redahliaworkspaces.com
TPX Hub (Ikeja)
TPX Hub offers an environment for freelancers, freelancers, entrepreneurs and SMEs, to work, share, incubate and network. They also offer facilities for training/seminars and services of mail handling/dispatch. Different flexible packages are offered in TPX Hub.
Location: 16, Alfred Olaiya Street, Off Oroleye Crescent, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
Pricing: Ranges from ₦1,500 per day to N110,000 per month.
Online presence: tpxhub.com.ng
The colony (Ikeja)
The Colony is a coworking community that runs a flexible month-to-month lease agreement and referrals program. Depending on work nature, intended users can combine their workspace services and membership options provided.
Location: The Colony, 3rd Floor, 48 Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos (Opposite Union Bank)
Pricing: Membership ranges from ₦10,000 upwards.
Online presence: colony.com.ng
Wennovation Hub (Ikeja)
Asides being an incubation/acceleration hub, Wennovation Hub provides a shared work environment where people meet, work, network, share ideas and collaborate on projects.
Location: 11a, Rev Ogunbiyi Str off Oba Akinjobi Str, Ikeja GRA Lagos.
Online presence: wennovationhub.org
Workbay Executive Int’l Limited is an office solutions provider that offers entrepreneurs and startups coworking spaces/private office and virtual services. The workspace is situated in Maryland, Ikeja and Lekki, Lagos. Workstations prices depending on the client’s choice.
- Ikeja: 3-9, Olu Koleosho Street, Off Medical Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Maryland: 14A Bayo Dejonwo Street, Maryland Estate, Lagos.
- Lekki: Plot 23, Otunba Adeleke Adeshina off Admiralty way Lekki Phase1 Lagos.
Pricing: From ₦5,000 to ₦300,000/ month (depending on location/package)
Online presence: workbay.ng
African Hub (Ikeja)
African Hub is a business hub for startups and MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), with a focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, culture and lifestyle. The hub offers furnished workspaces, training/meeting rooms plus business support services.
Location: 4, Sule Abuka Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos
Pricing: Starting at ₦20,000 per month.
Online presence: africanhub.co
Musterpoint is an outlet that offers coworking spaces and virtual offices to potential users. They peg their advantage on a relaxed and fun-filled environment.
Location: 1 Adekunle Owobiyi close, off Oladele Kadiri close (adjacent Babcock University Schools), Ogba, Lagos
Pricing: Ranges from ₦1,700 to ₦20,000 per quarter
Online presence: N/A
eeSPACE is located in the heart of Lagos Mainland, Ogba, Lagos. It offers coworking spaces, seminar/conference rooms, as well as professional podcasting, screencasting and video whiteboard tutorials.
It also has a business library for potential users.
Location: Cardinal Building, 3 Ijaiye Road, Opposite Mobil Filling Station, Ogba, Lagos.
Online presence: eespace.com.ng
360 Creative Hub (Surulere)
360 Creative Hub is a fashion co-sewing space that operates in Surulere, Lagos. Intending users can either register monthly, quarterly or bi-annually The workspace avails fashion entrepreneurs different kinds of sewing machines that suit their intended designs.
Location: 34 Ajao Rd off Olufemi Str. off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos State.
Pricing: Starts at ₦30,000 per month
Online presence: 360creativehub.com
The Circumference (Surulere)
The Circumference offers serviced desks, virtual offices, training/meeting rooms and business support services. The space services start-up entrepreneurs, independent contractors, work-at-home professionals, and travellers. Facilities such as electricity, mail handling as well as the internet are provided.
Location: 2nd Floor, Tapa House, 45 Abosede Kuboye Crescent, Lagos
Online presence: thecircumference.com.ng
The Village (Yaba)
The Village is a newly launched African themed coworking space for creatives, entrepreneurs and small businesses. It adds both local and urban feel to its ambience. According to the founder, The Village tries to infuse the African culture into an urban setting. It has an open area, lounge area and dedicated — not conventional — office spaces, with a balcony for relaxation.
Location: 371, Borno Way, Yaba, Lagos
Pricing: Ranges from ₦10, 000 to ₦150,000/month depending on subscription choice.
Online presence: http://village.ng
Launched by Passion incubator, Leadspace provides a functional office space for entrepreneurs/founders of small and medium size businesses, middle-level corporate executives, independent freelancers and creative artists.
Location: 70, Olonade Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
Pricing: Ranges from ₦2,500/day, ₦40,000/month and ₦100,000/year.
Online presence: theleadspace.co
LitCaf is a coworking space/coffee shop in the E-Center mall, Sabo Yaba, Lagos. It offers work and study spaces from 8:00 am to 9:00 am daily (excluding Sundays). In addition to basic amenities, Litcaf compliments its users with coffee.
Location: First floor, E-Center, Commercial Avenue, Sabo Yaba, Lagos
Pricing: Plans go from ₦1,800/day to ₦70,000/month.
Online presence: litcaf.com
Fastlaunch is a family business oriented co-working space that specialises in helping busy people (especially families) wishing to transit from paid employment to business ownership. The facility provides the necessary support, (be it part-time or full-time based) needed to scale a business from idea to product stage for long-term success.
Location: The Foundation Center, 9, Adedotun Dina Crescent, Maryland, Lagos.
Pricing: Ranges from ₦ 10,000/month (for virtual offices) and ₦25,000/month (for standard package)
Online presence: fastlaunch.org
Common Labs (Ogudu)
Common Labs is an off-shoot of TINK Africa, consumer trends and market intelligence company. Common Labs seeks to revolutionise the entrepreneur’s approach to work. Hence, the environment presents a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere. Asides, the relaxed coworking spaces, networking and business supports are included in their payment package.
Location: 32, Ramat crescent, Ramat estate, Ogudu GRA, Lagos.
Online Presence: N/A