The move comes at a time when the coworking concept is gaining momentum in Kenya and across Africa. With the third location, we are happy to increase our offering to three state-of-the-art hubs creating an interlinking coworking network spanning the whole of Nairobi.
Our new space will offer 32,000 sq ft of workspace, making the total workspace provided by Nairobi Garage across its three locations at 70,000 sq ft.
With 18 private offices and 150 desks, high-speed internet, 24/7 access to members and on site security team, the office is designed to maximize functionality for resident companies in the lush green office development of Watermark Business Park.
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.
The tranquility of Watermark Business Park surrounded by lush green also offers quite a relaxing work environment. The design and fit out is more suited to mature businesses or people looking for a bit more privacy. If you like being outdoors though, our new location got you covered, it offers just that with places to walk and lay in the sun, when you need a break
The design of our space, our services and team have also been put together to ensure your business can flourish with minimum hassle and maximum enjoyment of your every day.
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.
“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 optimized for productivity giving members a world-class creative home to scale and innovate,” says Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage.
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, round the clock on-site security team, 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.
We are also pleased to welcome on board our new and first member to the Karen space, Africa Logistics Properties (ALP), an integrated specialist property company that acquires, develops and manages modern logistics warehousing across East Africa
Apart from ALP, we are also home to diverse and large enterprises such as LC Waikiki, Carlsberg, Acumen, Asoko Insight, Opera News, MEST Africa, Africa Leadership University (through its accelerator programme ALX), TLCom Capital and Ad Dynamo. You can also become a member of our great community and tap into our network by signing up to join either of our locations.
As we open our doors to the Karen community we are currently offering a 10% discount 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.