Chennai is popular for its many IT companies that have set up base here.

Large companies are thriving in this city.

With such a high employment growth rate, it is only natural that the demand for coworking space in Chennai would increase.

However, in a world where companies are looking to devote time and money to business only, does it make sense to waste these resources behind the maintenance of office spaces?

No!

This is where coworking spaces come to the rescue.

Coworking spaces in Chennai offer benefits that can be enjoyed by freelancers to small startups to large organisations.

It helps you put your mind and money to work and leave the running of the space to someone else.

Thus, the end result is better output with minimal cost input.

Chennai has seen the creation of many amazing coworking spaces that have sprung up to meet the rising demand for flexible workspaces.

Home to multiple fast-growing companies, Chennai has nurtured many start-ups which have matured into successful companies. Chennai offers the perfect community for fast-growing start-ups, and to those looking to start up.


The Works

The Works is a two-storeyed coworking space that is spread over a total area of 4500 sq.ft.

It is one of the first coworking spaces in Chennai. This coworking space was founded by Ashwin Shankar and it has now spread to seven different locations.

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Location

  • 180, Nehru Nagar, 1st Main road, OMR, Perungudi, Chennai – 600096

Features

  1. Mix & match work desks
  2. High-speed internet
  3. Cloud printing
  4. Conference room
  5. Break bar with coffee and beverages

Pricing

  • Rs. 5000 per month per seat
  • Rs.2800 for flex-pass

Timings

  • Mon-Fri – 9 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday – 9:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Sundays closed

Karya Space

Karya Space is a coworking space in Chennai that is located in the cultural hub and neighbourhood of Mylapore. Karya Space is surrounded by popular cafes and restaurants.

The community working space is a melting pot for entrepreneurs of all kinds.

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Location

  • 78/132, Dr Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai – 600004

Features

  1. Unlimited high-speed wi-fi
  2. Air-conditioned office
  3. Printing and scanning facilities
  4. Receptionist on-call
  5. Conference and discussion rooms
  6. Filter coffee and fully equipped self serve kitchen
  7. 24×7 event hosting space

Pricing

  • Rs.3000 per month per seat

Timings

  • Mon-Fri 9 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday – 9 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday closed

Ikeva 

This is a coworking space in Chennai that provides multiple services to growing startups such as modular workstations, personal lockers, private meeting rooms, mail and courier services, reception, dining area, power backup and free beverages.

Ikeva provides 24*7 accessibility and also has an option for members to switch between their other centres as well. Located in the IT corridor of OMR, the coworking space provides a host of infrastructure requirements for startups of all kinds.

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Location

  • Level 2, Agnitio Tech Park, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, OMR, Near Rajiv Gandhi Salai.

Features

  1. Serviced offices
  2. Plug & play offices
  3. Meeting room
  4. Virtual office
  5. Service staff
  6. Support staff
  7. IT support
  8. 24×7 access

Pricing

  • Rs. 8500-Rs. 10,500 for coworking seats

Timings

  • 24*7 access

SwaStart

SwaStart in Chennai is a great coworking space for freelancers and startups with not more than 4 people.

It was created by entrepreneur Sooraj Ratna who runs an award-winning bio-chemical lab by the name of Swagene. He created this coworking space with the intention to provide a launchpad for budding entrepreneurs and freelancers from the surplus area that was lying unused.

It can accommodate twelve people at a time and it’s equipped with all the facilities required in a workable space.

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Location

  • Located in Velachery opposite to Westin hotel

Features

  1. Ergonomic chairs
  2. Lockable drawers
  3. Air-conditioning
  4. High-speed broadband internet
  5. Kitchenette
  6. Dining area
  7. Meeting room

Pricing

  • Rs. 6000/- per month per seat with a two-month refundable deposit

Timings

  • Mon-Sat 8 am to 6 pm

The Startup Center (TSC)

The Startup Center(TSC) consists of a well-equipped office, pro-active entrepreneur community meetups and workshops and a well-stocked library

It is also located at one of the prime locations of Chennai.

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Location

  • 8, First Seaward Road Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 41, Chennai, India

Features

  • High-Speed WiFi
  • Lounge / Chill-out Area
  • Free Coffee / Tea
  • Free Drinking Water
  • Beanbags

Pricing

  • Rs. 5000 per month per seat.
  • They also have a Flexi-usage plan for daily use for Rs. 400 per day per seat.

Timings

  • Mon-Sat 9 am to 6:30 pm

WSquare

WSquare is a coworking space in Chennai that is known for reaching out to a niche community.

This coworking space is by Vandhana Ramanathan and Jinal Patel. WSquare has struck a chord with the women entrepreneurial community in Chennai.

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Location

  • Adyar, Kamaraj Avenue, second street, Chennai

Features

  • Unlimited wi-fi
  • 24*7 CCTV surveillance
  • Yoga and fitness room
  • On-call beauty services
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Concierge service
  • Workshops

Pricing

  • Daily, part-time or monthly passes ranging from Rs. 600 to Rs. 12000 per seat per month

Doxa Business Center

Doxa Business Center is a co-working space in Chennai hosts startups and entrepreneurs of all kinds and provides flexible office solutions at affordable pricing.

Doxa Business Center provides facilities and services with unmatched prices. They have two centers – one in OMR in the heart of the IT corridor and the other one in Egmore which is the commercial and transportation hub.

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Location

  • 11, Tek Towers, Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway (OMR), Chennai

Features

  1. Serviced offices
  2. Private spaces
  3. Virtual office
  4. Plug & play office
  5. Coworking space
  6. High-speed internet
  7. Meeting rooms
  8. Well-stocked pantry and cafeteria
  9. Parking space

Pricing

  • Coworking standard plan is Rs.6000/- per seat per month
  • Coworking premium plan is Rs.7500/- per seat per month

Timings

  • 24*7 access

Workafella 

Workafella is a coworking space in Chennai that is spread across 4 locations – Alwarpet, Perungadi, Thoraipakkam, Sholinganallur.

Workafella coworking space provides 24*7 access giving ample room and flexibility to grow.

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Location

  • 4 locations – one in Alwarpet and three addresses in OMR in Chennai

Features

  1. Private spaces
  2. Virtual office
  3. Meeting rooms
  4. Dedicated workstations
  5. High-speed internet
  6. Cafeteria and pantry
  7. Disabled friendly space
  8. Air-conditioned offices
  9. Valet parking
  10. Terrace lounge

Timings

  • 24*7 access

Dimensions

Dimensions coworking space is a coworking space in Chennai that has seating options for upto 14 members.

Located in Vadapalani, this coworking space in Chennai caters exclusively to tech startups.

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Location

  • 83/14 Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai

Features

  1. High-speed broadband internet
  2. Air-conditioned office
  3. Power backup
  4. Whiteboards and projector
  5. Tea and coffee
  6. IT support

Pricing

  • Rs.5000/- per seat

SpaceWorks 

SpaceWorks is a coworking space that is owned by the Regus group which is the world’s largest provider of flexible office solutions.

This coworking space in Chennai caters to the requirements of the freelancer and startup population.

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Location

  • EA Chambers Tower II, N.o 49/50L, Whites road, Royapettah, Chennai – 600002

Features

  1. ‘Business club’ access
  2. 24*7 access
  3. Flexible seating
  4. Meeting rooms
  5. Cafeteria and pantry
  6. High-speed internet

Timings

  • 24*7 access

Conclusion

Chennai has been seeing a business boom for a long time now. 

It has organisations of every type and size. However, with the rise in the cost of traditional offices, organisations are looking to shift to flexible workspaces.

The demand for coworking spaces has dipped quite a bit due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

But, in a post-COVID-19 world, organisations will look to workspaces with short term leases and lower costs.

They’ll also look to focus just on business and not on maintenance of the traditional office space.

All this can be enjoyed at coworking spaces.

If you want to know more about coworking space in Chennai, don’t hesitate to contact us at www.workstreet.in.

Or if you want to dive deeper into the world of coworking, https://workstreet.in/blog/ is the perfect place to start and finish!