5 great shared working spaces in Johannesburg

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a freelancer who is in need of a change of scenery or whether you’re just simply over your office neighbour and their weird smelling lunch choices.

Being in an office can be considered so last season and for some a stifling environment.

If you’re starting a business, you’re always on the road… there are some great friendly and trendy places to work out of the office. These spaces are filled with inspiring, like-minded individuals. Joburg has some of the best selection of shared or co-working spaces and the list is growing.

Here’s a list of trendy and amazing workspaces:

SLOW In The City - Sandton Here you'll find business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovative leaders. Just across from the Sandton Gautrain Station, SLOW In The City is a trusty meeting spot to schmooze, space for events or just a place to hustle down and get work done, this is the spot. SLOW has lockers, WiFi, international plug points and incredibly sleek communal work spaces. There are also amazing meeting room packages available. SLOW aims to take all the best parts of your office and home and smash it together to make one pretty awesome working and meeting space. Address: Corner of West and Rivonia road, Sandton Contact: 084 7777569

Open, Maboneng

OPEN – Maboneng Enjoy an office with magnificent city views at OPEN, Maboneng’s awesome shared space. And you can take the name quite literal. It's one of the biggest and most welcoming of the spaces. OPEN provides an exciting, creative environment to work, host meetings, conferences or events. With a large co-working area, with hot desks and dedicated desks, offices, boardrooms, a café and a lounge, there’s plenty space to get busy. OPEN also has a support team onsite to make the environment work for you. Bonus is that it has the fastest internet available in the CBD and hosts a mixed community of entrepreneurs to mingle with. Address: OPEN 4th Floor, The Main Change 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng Contact: +27109002000

JoziHub – 44 Stanley JoziHub is dedicated to helping young tech entrepreneurs and start-ups grow. You can work on an ad hoc basis or book your space for the month. It’s furnished with loads of desk space, private boardrooms and HD presentation equipment. Address: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark Contact: 082 451 3654

Nomads & Co – Parkhurst Nomands & Co has beautiful decor with an awesome vibe to match. It’s the place where innovation and creativity comes alive. Whether you're on the road and just realised there’s a proposal that needs to be done, Nomads & Co is where you go - there’s no need to book. It offers a wide variety of work related facilities that you probably can’t even get at home, including: fast internet, printing, scanning and meeting rooms. If you fall in love with the space – believe me when I say that you probably will - you can subscribe and keep your spot Monday through Friday. Address: 8 7th Ave, Johannesburg Contact: 071 090 6244

Travail – Melrose Arch Currently closed for renovations and expansions, set to re-open by Easter 2017, Travail is perfect for travelling professionals in search of an office space. It is a luxury coworking space, fast earning a special place in the heart of Joburg’s business folks. The space is designed to deal with office acoustics and some of the chairs can act as encapsulated offices. Address: Ground Floor, 34 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch, Birdhaven, Contact: 010 020 3595


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