Co-Working Spaces To Check Out When Beating The Deadline
When it comes to being productive, a conducive environment for work is crucial. While the home offers the most comfort, it’s not ideal as it’s filled with numerous distractions—from Netflix, to the fully stacked pantry, and the lure of a cozy bed.
Others usually head to the nearest coffee shop which has its perks, but the chatter and noise of the customers can keep you from focusing at the deadline at hand.
Co-working spaces therefore offer a practical solution as they’re designed specifically for those who want to get things done. And there are co-working spaces, sprouting across the metro.
By definition co-working spaces are “hybrid instant offices and spaces that are available for lease to businessman and smaller companies at shorter term rent rates,” explains Mikko Barranda, co-founder of Acceler8. You can either rent a room, a desk, or even drop by to work just for the day at an affordable price.
Co-working spaces offer members access to steady, high-speed internet, a clean and energizing environment, and the space and quiet you need to focus while still sharing a room with other “co-workers.” Helping you to optimize your productivity, co-working spaces usually come with amenities like executive meeting rooms, personal desks, and sometimes even gyms, and offer unlimited coffee and tea, and access to a pantry with snacks to power you through your deadlines.
Here, we share some of the most conveniently located—as well as beautifully designed - co-working spaces in the metro.
2/F Commercenter Alabang, Commerce Avenue corner East Asia Drive, Filinvest Corporate City
In the homey Metro South, find a space devoted to productivity and community. Here at Launchpad Coworking, you can work and study in peace, or mingle with an interesting mix of people, from restaurateurs, students, graphic designers, even bitcoin “millionaires.” Chat them up and build the network you need to grow your business.
Aside from the typical privileges, such as access to printer, fax, scanner and copy machines, Launchpad also offers accounting, legal, and secretarial services, along with virtual assistance.
Walk-in guests can avail of a space for as low as P200 pesos a day, but better deals are offered to members who’d like to rent spaces or reserve fixed desks and office rooms at monthly and yearly rates.
Westgate Center, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Level up your meetings with a more inspiring venue for brainstorming. On the second floor, Canvas offers a space for events such as conferences and seminars, while on the ground floor, find tables and seats where you can quietly work for only P200 a day. Enjoy fast internet within a reflexed ambiance. You can even order a snack and refreshments to help fuel you through your deadlines.
Business owners and executives can also reserve rooms for their meetings for only P1,500 nett per hour, which includes room rental, use of LCD projector and screen, and WiFi access good for 20 pax.
Acceler8 III Paseo
Legaspi Village, Makati, (along Paseo de Roxas and across from Greenbelt 1)
Acceler8 III Paseo, located right beside Greenbelt 1, is a millennial’s dream of an office. Decorated in a refreshing palette of wood and green, Acceler8 aims to be a cozy and energizing space for productivity. If you want to meet your deadline, grab a seat and get to work using the office’s 5G wifi. On your break, should you like to mingle with other fellow entrepreneurs and tablemates, you can.
The space is also fitted with a pantry, and you can find Jack Daniels, tequila and vodka sitting beside the tea pot and coffee machine. Acceler8 also aims to be a partner of every aspiring entrepreneur by offering bookkeeping, registration, and even legal services.
Roof Deck, Molave Building, 2231 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Palet Express is an amazing warehouse-style concept in Makati, which inspires you with its high ceilings and roof deck, which gives you impressive views of the CBD. Never feel cramped as the space is filled with bright, natural light, which helps to set you in the mood to work. Here, you can work as well as collaborate with other members and clients. A perk of Palet residents – meeting rooms are free of charge!
Unit 301, #3 Brixton Street, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City
In the foodie capital of Kapitolyo, find an energizing corner to work and build networks. Aside from offering desks and rooms, co.lab also hosts numerous events and workshops wherein members are encouraged to participate and engage. Gatherings are also hosted regularly to connect start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs to a network that will help them to succeed.
Robins Design Center, 31 Meralco Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City
Catching a deadline? Hurrying to finish a presentation? Head to Meralco Avenue where the Boardroom awaits. From fast internet to unlimited coffee and free printing, the Boardroom helps professionals and freelancing individuals to get into a productive mood. They host leadership workshops, business seminars and even book launches.
You can avail of hourly rates at just P70 (inclusive of coffee and fiber internet). For big groups, Boardroom also offers a Team Pass, good for 5 pax, for 10 or 20 days.
47 Esteban Abada Street, Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Situated near the universities, 47 East becomes a convenient haunt for students, freelancers and entrepreneurs up in the north. Open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and Saturdays, 9am to 6pm, 47 East also offers its members discounts on select restaurants, diet meal deliveries, fashion boutiques, travel destinations and more! Not a member yet? Avail of the walk-in promo and get your eighth visit for free!