November openings: landmark Regus centres in two African capitals

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This month, Regus is expanding its footprint in the African business hubs of Lagos and Nairobi – bringing flexspace to waterfront leisure hubs and the tallest tower in East and Central Africa


The sky’s the limit at Regus Britam Towers, Nairobi

Britam Towers – the tallest skyscraper in East and Central Africa – cuts a pretty sharp silhouette against the night sky. And now, it’s home to Regus’s 10th location in the Kenyan capital – Regus Nairobi Britam Towers – which launches this month to meet the surge in demand for coworking space in Nairobi.

According to 2017 data from the Central Bank of Kenya, micro and small enterprises account for a whopping 98% of all businesses in Kenya – creating 30% of all jobs, and contributing almost half of the nation’s GDP growth that year (6.4%). This is partly what’s driving the buoyant demand for flexible office space (flexspace) in the Kenyan capital. Nairobi’s fledgling businesses and startups want to avoid getting tied in to the long-term, costly leases that come with a conventional office set-up. Instead, they’re choosing flexspace for the option of shorter leases, and the ability to upscale or downsize the amount of workspace they’re using in line with their outlook for the future.

At the same time, larger corporations are also fuelling Nairobi’s flexspace boom. The capital’s excellent infrastructure has lured international banks – such as Barclays, Citibank and Standard Chartered – to set up regional headquarters here, and Kenya is also the second-most preferred business destination in the continent (after South Africa). Corporations operating out of Nairobi are recognising how flexspace can help retain talent, boost productivity, keep their costs down, and create an office portfolio that fits their specific needs (rather than the other way around).

Offering designer serviced offices, inside a city landmark symbolic of the city’s ambitions, Regus Nairobi Britam Towers offers a truly aspirational place to work – complete with easy access to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, secure underground parking and an open-air terrace with incredible city views.

You can make it your virtual office in Nairobi, where Regus staff are ready to handle your mail and calls without you even having a physical presence there. It’s a great option if you’re looking to expand into the Kenyan capital but could use trusted on-the-ground support, and a reputable business address to make a good impression with new clients. Regus members based elsewhere can also drop in and make use of these fully equipped meeting rooms, and wow potential business partners by inviting them inside the city’s most spectacular skyscraper.

All under one roof at Regus VI Waterfront, Lagos

Flexible working is also rapidly gaining momentum amongst corporations and entrepreneurs in the Nigerian capital of Lagos – which is why Regus is launching its fourth location in the city, Regus Lagos VI Waterfront (the second Regus Centre to open there in the space of four months).

And the city’s VI Waterfront offers a hot new location to set up shop – and to drop into while you’re in Lagos, if you’re a Regus member based elsewhere. This location offers myriad lifestyle attractions under one roof – a gym, a Hard Rock Café, a spa, a cinema, shops and a leisure beach, plus a medical centre – giving members of the Regus Lagos VI Waterfront easy access to facilities that help maintain a healthy work/life balance.

A sleek, minimalist aesthetic, designer furniture and show-stopping views across the Atlantic Ocean await at this new flexible office space in Lagos. Situated in the financial hub of Victoria Island, the new Regus location will occupy the fifth floor of the Landmark Towers development along the VI Waterfront.

Startups seeking coworking space in the area will love the stylish communal areas conceived with collaboration in mind. And, as well as providing physical workspace, it’s also possible to make Regus Lagos VI Waterfront your Lagos Virtual Office – putting your company on the map in the capital with a business address in the heart of Victoria Island, with all mail and phone calls handled onsite.


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