With over 20 co-working companies listed in Singapore, it’s clear that the allure of communal office spaces has reached critical mass.
And with lightning-speed Wi-Fi, private meeting rooms and irresistible lounge spaces, what’s not to love about co-working spaces?
We’ve listed 10 of our favourites that are perfect for both growing and established start-ups in Singapore. Some of these places are equipped with an in-house cafe and more!
Most Affordable: The Workshop
At $330 a month for a fixed desk space, The Workshop in Ang Mo Kio is one of the most affordable co-working spaces in Singapore.
Essentially, The Workshop prides itself on being a collaborative workplace for small SMEs and start-ups. Their open concept workspace aims to allow members to connect and eventually collaborate on projects. The best part? $330 also guarantees you get a private locker to store your belongings.
Alternatively, there’s the Work Pod plan that accommodates up to 18 people starting at $650 monthly per person — perfect for growing start-ups.
If you’re a freelancer looking for a space to work at, The Workspace has a hot-desk plan that starts at $220.
With high-speed internet, conference rooms and basic office necessities, The Workshop has everything a small start-up needs to function perfectly. You can book these spaces online or on the iPads located outside these rooms.
The only trade off? The Workshop isn’t in a central location.
Most Affordable: CoSpace Park
If you’ve got a small start-up with less than 10 employees, CoSpace Park is the perfect co-working space for you. Unlike other spots in Singapore, CoSpace offers only one hot-desking package at $250 a month.
The package comes complete with unlimited access, mailing services and a phone booth for private calls.
CoSpace has an in-house cafe and its own barista so you can get artisanal coffee every day.
Most Accessible: JustCo
With eight locations (mostly in the CBD), JustCo has some of the most accessible work spaces in Singapore. What’s more, each space comes with entertainment rooms featuring a ping pong or foosball table.
If you’ve got a team of 10 consider opting for the JustStudio package that starts at $800 a month per person. The package includes a full suite of services including a mailing address, printing and IT services.
Earlier this year, JustCo worked with American telecommunications company, Verizon, to launch and manage Verizon Innovation Community. The co-working space in Ocean Financial Centre was created specifically for the tech and start-up scene in Singapore. Companies specialising in verticals like FinTech, AI/IOT and more can sign up for a separate package here.
Various locations, including Marina Square, Robinson Road and MacDonald House. +65 6911 8891. Find out more about JustCo and its membership plans here.
Most Accessible: WeWork
Much like JustCo, WeWork too has several centrally located spaces in Singapore — 9 to be exact.
One of the biggest co-working chains globally, WeWork positions itself more as a community space than just another co-working space. The space occasionally holds events for members to interact and connect.
That said, however, WeWork is perfect for bigger tech companies with teams of more than 20 thanks to its private office package. Prices start at $1,240 per month per person at WeWork’s 60 Anson Road location.
The great thing about WeWork is that each office location has onsite managers, free refreshments and office amenities so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff when you’re in the office. There are also nice perks like nap pods and private phone booths!
Another great thing to note is that WeWork offers 24 hour access to its facilities so you don’t have to worry about getting chased out if you’re pulling late nights (not that you should be!)
Various locations, 8 Cross Street, Suntec Tower 5 and 60 Anson Road. +65 6681 6768.
Find out more about WeWork and its membership plans here.
Perfect For Working Parents: Trehaus
Located in Orchard, Trehaus is a co-working space with a dedicated kid zone, TrehausKids Atelier.
The Atelier provides full childcare and early education services so parents can work while their children play and get taken care of in the same space.
Trehaus was co-founded by Dr. Elaine Kim, a doctor and entrepreneur who is all too familiar with the struggles of balancing a career and family life. As Dr. Kim told Sassy Mama, “I started Trehaus to create a solution for working parents like myself.”
Prices start at $1,600 a month per person for a semi-private dedicated desk. The package includes a built-in secure storage and access to the Atelier. You can also use Trehaus as a business address and get complimentary access to meeting rooms.
#03-01, Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, +65 9843 8077, firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about Trehaus and its membership plans here.
Best For Making A Professional Impression: The Great Room
While it’s pricier than most co-working spaces, The Great Room is an awe-inspiring space with floor to ceiling windows and plenty of lush lounge spaces.
According to what The Great Room’s co-founder and CEO, Jaelle Ang, told the Singapore Women’s Weekly, “My job is about making work inspiring. People feel fulfilled and inspired at work so I create environments where people can be their best self.”
And indeed, The Great Room provides more than just a conducive working space. The experience is inclusive of a Monday Breakfast Club where members can help themselves to a free breakfast and coffee made by an in-house barista. Snacks, fruit water and hot chocolate are also available daily for members to indulge in.
Besides the usual hot-desking membership plans, there’s also a dedicated office package at $2,500 per month. Looking to rent out an entire floor? Contact the Great Room here for pricing options.
Several locations, including One George Street and Ngee Ann City. Find out more about The Great Room and its membership plans here.
Best For Making A Professional Impression: The Bridge
If their testimonial page is anything to go by, it’s that The Bridge is popular amongst tech start-ups in Singapore.
Small and medium start-ups should consider taking on the Fixed Membership that starts at $605, which comes with a dedicated office and storage space. Alternatively, if you’ve got a bigger team, consider getting the Suite Package. Pricing details are available upon request.
Offices aside, The Bridge is also equipped with a fully functioning kitchen and lounge space for you to enjoy complimentary coffee and fresh fruits.
Members of The Bridge can also take part in social events like hackathons, happy hour and yoga/wellness sessions. Get more information about them here.
2 Science Park Drive. Find out more about The Bridge and its membership plans here.
Best Value For Money: LEVEL3
Starting at $3,000 for a team suite, a membership at LEVEL3 isn’t exactly the most affordable but it’s definitely value for money.
Located in Mapletree Business City, members of the co-working space can can enjoy discounts from F&B tenants and get a discount when signing up for a membership at Fitness First studios.
What’s more, LEVEL3 provides access to pro-bono legal, financial and business strategy consulting and advice, making it perfect for start-ups established fewer than five years ago. Plus, members get access to Unilever Foundry’s events and mentorship programmes.
#03-22/24, Mapletree Business City, 20 Pasir Panjang Road (East Wing), +65 8755 1405, hello@L3.work
Find out more about LEVEL3 and its membership plans here.
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Best Value For Money: The Hive
The Hive has five co-working spaces under their belt in several parts of Singapore that are perfect for various types of start-ups and businesses.
However, if you’re looking for one that’s perfect for your tech start-up, opt for the brand’s North Bridge Road location. The co-working space occasionally runs events relating to the tech industry revolving around topics like blockchain, e-commerce and more.
Besides related events, The Hive also has special rates for entrepreneurs under 23 and early stage start-ups looking to break into the industry.
Private offices at The Hive start at $1,600 per month.
Several locations, including New Bridge Road, Carpenter Street and Lavender. Find out more about The Hive and its membership plans here.
Best No-Frills Space: WOTSO Singapore
If you’ve got a smaller start-up and are looking for a no-frills open concept working space, book an office at WOTSO Singapore.
Located at the Quadrant in the CBD, the Australian co-working space brand provides basic office necessities such as printing and phone booths and is also fitted with kitchen facilities. Permanent desks start at $400 a month but if you’re looking for an office space for your team, enquire with them for information and pricing.
There’s also a nice sky terrace in the venue that allows you to hold events and meetings.
Permanent members of WOTSO can also work in their offices in various parts of Australia.
19 Cecil Street, +65 6653 5300. Find out more about WOTSO and its membership plans here.