What is a co working space?
A co working space is a shared office space where companies and individuals can rent seats according to their requirement and collaborate with different people. A free thinking space where people come together to interact, learn, brainstorm and create a culture of shared economy with the goal of taking advantage of diversity – i.e thinking independently together. A space where you can experience the luxury of an aesthetic infrastructure without having to actually incur the huge capitalisations. The membership fee for a coworking space would depend on the type of seating that you opt for – hot desk / open plan seating, dedicated desks or a private office, and the duration.
Why coworking space is better than normal office space?
Conventional way of work is structured in the form of closed cubicles, hours of work that are flexed according to the clock of our bosses and organised in defined charters that are mundane. Running an office in a coffee shop is not viable either as the vibe would be too informal, noisy and distracting for an otherwise serious business. A coworking space combines the best of both worlds by blending the piping hot coffee of cafes with piping hot ideas. An unconventional workspace revolution for startups in Chennai – by not being too rigid like a corporate space and not too much of the banter of quirky coffee shops, either, which is what the young entrepreneurs are on the look-out for.
Best co working spaces in Chennai
So here are some of the best co-working spaces in Chennai that turn private dining areas into fancy conference rooms and bar tables into standing desks!
♦ The Grid Space – Believes in hard work and good coffee. A peaceful workspace set in the midst of a cultural and social hive.
Are you an artsy person and looking for a space with tasteful interiors, interesting books and magazines and artwork on the walls? The Grid Space is the right fit. Spread over 3,300 sqft with 2 floors, The Grid Space is abundantly filled with creativity and good vibes. There are bean bags and relaxing lounges and if you are thinking that is the best part, the best is yet to come. There is unlimited caffeine fix for the sleepy afternoons, lazy mornings and the nocturnal owls. Looking for more cool stuff? Take your pet along to work as the space is both dog and cat friendly.
How to contact?
Where? : 8/14, Central Avenue, Kesava Perumal Puram, Adyar, Chennai, India.
Phone : 044 2495 1095 / 9884055691.
♦ Karya Space – An affordable space in the heart of the city with a tight-knit community.
Nestled in iconic areas of Chennai, set amidst the nature’s best, close enough to the beach to take a splash for a break and surrounded by the best of city’s cafes and restaurants, Karya Space is a thoughtfully curated space with numerous conference rooms, workstations and well-stocked up cafeterias.
How to contact?
Where? : 78/132, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore / Prakash Presidium”, 110, Mahatma Gandhi Road, 4th Floor, Nungambakam, (Same building as ICICI Bank on Nungambakkam High Road), Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
Phone: 080 65691530 / 070106 06690
♦ TwoTrees Workspaces – Located in a secluded area for, a change maybe just around the corner!
Two tall trees flank this space – a fragrant eucalyptus and a lush mango tree. On the ground floor is an eatery (Pro Tip : The orange dark chocolate cake here can be a great indulgence after work or for a small break). With over 6000 sq.ft of shared space and amenities, the first floor hosts both private offices and hot desks. They give high priority to socially impactful enterprises.
How to contact?
Where? : 5B, Ramachandra Avenue, Seethammal Colony, 1st Main Road, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018
Phone: 073387 17333
♦ GoFloaters – New kid on the block, Pay by the hour with no contracts or advance money. Best for freelancers or bootstrapped startups.
Having difficulty in comparing and contrasting availability and affordability? Check out GoFloaters. GoFloaters is an on-demand work and meeting space provider. They aggregate spaces and make them discoverable. Get variety of space options for events, trainings or meetings on the go!
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