Nairobi Garage has been selected to host the new Nairobi operations of the African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST), as all-inclusive co-working becomes the preferred solution for organisations of all sizes.
With two spaces covering 50,000 square feet in prime business locations in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi Garage is the largest co-working space provider in Africa, and in recent years has concentrated its efforts on providing a comprehensive 360° workspace solution.
The Nairobi Garage workspace provides companies with flexible office options, ranging from
hot-desking, to serviced private offices, and even custom-built floor space. The Garage
experience includes furnished designer office space, state-of-the-art boardrooms, high-speed
internet – courtesy of partner Liquid Telecom -, security, access to professional back-office
services such as legal, accounting and HR, event space, networking lounges, concierge, as well
as an in-house cafe.
With its all-inclusive approach, Nairobi Garage is proving an increasingly popular choice for
organisations of all sizes, and its selection by industry leaders such as ALU and MEST provides
another endorsement of serviced shared workspace as an ideal office solution for African
“With the increased supply of offices in Nairobi, businesses have a lot of choice when it comes
to their workspace solution – so it’s important that business owners get it right and choose an
option that really works for them. We’re very pleased to welcome the African Leadership University and MEST to our network of members – their decision to trust Nairobi Garage with their workspace needs really underscores the value of a well-managed and serviced solution that also provides access to a vibrant network and market,” says Hannah Clifford, director of
“Opting for the extensive services we offer makes a lot of business sense when you consider all the time, energy and capital expenditure that goes it to establishing an office space alone – particularly when your business is expanding, and you don’t know how much space you’re actually going to need in two or three years. More and more, smart business leaders are understanding that a service like Nairobi Garage makes a lot of financial sense.”
With existing operations in Mauritius and Rwanda, ALU is expanding to Nairobi with its new
offering, ALX – a six-month leadership programme that empowers high potential individuals to
launch careers of impact or their own venture; while MEST is set to launch a highly-anticipated
Kenya-based incubator from its new Nairobi Garage home.
“We chose Nairobi Garage because we wanted to focus on what we do best and outsource the
hassle of office operations to someone who is the best at that. It has been great to have a custom-built solution and also plug in to the amazing network available at Nairobi Garage,” says Victoria Peill, head of ALX, African Leadership Group.
“MEST Africa is on a rapid expansion across the continent, and so being able to have a plug and-play
space, with facility operations completely taken care of, allows us to focus on what we
do best and execute that much faster. Our team also get to really enjoy the buzz, energy and
serendipity that comes from being around the great extended network of businesses that work
from Nairobi Garage,” says Aaron Fu, managing director of MEST Africa.