As more and more buildings are mushrooming on Dhaka, it is becoming increasingly hard to find adequate office spaces. The phenomenon of shared work-places is taking our city by storm, and is also putting an end to all the hassle caused by having to search for suitable spaces than meet corporate needs. For your benefit, we have listed out six such innovative ventures that you might want to look into if you’re looking for an inexpensive, yet effective solution to your office hunting problem.
1. Hub Dhaka
Located in Mirpur, Hub Dhaka is the first shared workplace initiative in Dhaka which provides a professional environment for freelancers and online professionals. Some of the facilities that it offers include high speed internet with an emergency backup connection, air-conditioning, in-house multimedia system, printing and scanning. Hub Dhaka also houses a 130 person event space to host workshops and community events. For the benefit of the personnel working at the Hub Dhaka, it also has a podcasting room, a Skype room and personal lockers. Hub Dhaka remains open from 10 am to 10 pm on all days except Friday and it charges BDT 7000 for open plan seating and BDT 9000 for dedicated desks. By providing a hassle-free space to professionals to conduct their operations, Hub Dhaka has already gained much popularity, scoring 4.9 out of 5 on Coworker, which is a website that showcases shared workplaces and ranks them according to their services.
Situated in Banani, which is the heart of the business center of Dhaka, Moar is a co-working space that offers the services of printing, scanning and photocopying along with the basic provisions of air-conditioning and high-speed wifi. However, unlike the other shared workplaces on our list, Moar houses a library, an outdoor area and a lounge for the relaxation of the employees who work there. Additionally, it has a kitchen that serves coffee to keep the employees focused and operates 6 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm. In terms of open-plan seating, Moar charges according to the number of hours, days, weeks and months that their services are utilized, and for dedicated seating plans, they charge a sum of BDT 15000 monthly. Moar has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Coworker, making it one of the most sought after shared workplaces in Dhaka.
Locus is 2700 square feet office space in Banani that is dedicated to serving the needs of professionals with their affordable office-sharing rent packages. By installing high-tech equipment such as sound and video recorders, and professional lighting in its premises, Locus sets itself apart from the other co-working places in Dhaka. For the benefit of the employees who work at Locus, it provides bike parking services. As Locus is located 5 minutes away from a public transit, it is easily accessible through all modes of transportation. Additionally, some of Locus's other facilities include Skype room, personal lockers and a phone booth. Locus charges employers BDT 150 per hour to use their services, and have packages that extend up to months and years. Another positive factor about Locus is that it is open for 7 days a week and operates from 9:30 am to 9 pm.
4. Open Co-Working
The last shared workplace on our list is the only co-working space in Dhaka that is open 24/7 for all your money-making needs. Which means they're open from 12:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M, 365 days a year. With a cozy and casual interior to help their clients feel right at-home and packages ranging from 150/h "hot desks", to silent rooms consisting of up to 7 people who like to create, innovate and collaborate in tranquility, they have got it all.
One or the other of these co-working spaces will definitely suit your needs. Don’t lose another minute of productivity. Book your spaces now!