Nairobi Garage has opened a two-floor business hub on Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi’s Central Business District, as the district’s renewal and planned fast-access transport links spur demand from new kinds of businesses seeking stylish and versatile workspace.
The hub is the fifth location for Nairobi Garage and is being opened in response to rising requests for modern workspace within the city’s business heart.
“We have seen a rise in requests for the CBD even from our current client base. Our clients have unlimited access across all our locations so this is an exciting opportunity for us to take on so that we stay current and provide comprehensive business solutions,” said the Director of Nairobi Garage, Hannah Clifford.
The surging interest follows a series of investments in the city centre, which had previously suffered a marked decline. Many large businesses had moved away to areas such as Upper Hill and Westlands. However, the district’s character is now shifting. CBD has seen a flurry of developments, a public facelift and new footpaths, the commissioning of a 21st-Century central rail station, and the announcement of new exit links from the city’s high-speed Expressway.
“A CBD that is, once again, open, elegant, and rapid-to-access, offers an unequalled proposition as the country’s largest commercial concentration, but also requires new types of workspaces. There is little interest in the old, small, cranky workspaces that characterised the centre in recent years. The new businesses moving to the centre of the city want premium space at competitive prices,” said Hannah.
For those working in the city centre, the abundance of eateries, restaurants, cafes, and services for professionals, who may only have lunch hours to run errands, add to the district’s advantages. But the district’s abiding strength is its location.
“CBD’s central position, alongside government and some of our finest education facilities, offers unique advantages. Moreover, for professionals in Mombasa Road, Upper Hill and Westlands are much harder to reach. For all these reasons, a revitalised CBD is already capturing new attention and interest,” said Nairobi Garage CEO, Luna Ruffo.
Nairobi Garage provides workspace and meeting rooms to many multinationals, Tier 1 businesses and individual consultants at its four existing hubs. This mix helps businesses establish new business networks, while the hub provides a complete workspace service, from presentation facilities to kitchens, reception services, and business support.
“In reviewing the greatest strategic opportunity for expansion, we are in no doubt that the CBD Renaissance now underway has created a perfect opportunity for hosted workspaces with the kind of connections and prestige that Nairobi Garage offers,” said Sharon Ngugi, Marketing Manager, Nairobi Garage.
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