Four coolest places in Mumbai to ideate
In a time of freelancing and start-ups, co-working spaces are growing. Devika Pathak lists four picks to give life to your ideas
For work and play
This is perfect for those eastern suburb residents, looking for a space that is flexible and affordable. The Playce has over 50 desks for rent by day, week or month along with private office spaces, lockers, and of course, the essentials — unlimited coffee and Wi-Fi. Apart from being a co-working space, The Playce hosts events, seminars, games and film screenings so you can work hard, and then play after.
You pay Rates start at Rs 499 for a one-day desk with monthly and flexi plans from INR3,999.
At: 1st Floor, Marathon Maxima, LBS Road, Mulund (W).
For movers and shakers
Awfis Space Solutions are going beyond the regular one desk rental strategy and are in the business of creating businesses. They provide an ‘ecosystem of workspaces’ with arrangements that can last up to one year across Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. Offering over 1,500 desks across seven spaces, this is perfect for individuals who are on the go and need to plug in at any given point. Awfis has also created an app that allows you to find, review and book workspaces across their locations along with other helpful information.
You Pay Rates from Rs 500 for a one-day desk with monthly plans starting at Rs 5,000
At: Ground Floor, Poddar Chambers, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel.
Call: 1860 2586633
For growing teams
More than just a space, Lumos Cowork is actually a community where startups are nurtured. Aimed at small teams of two to three people, Lumos features collaborative spaces, meeting rooms for members and non-members, networking events and accessibility. Located a hop, skip and jump from Andheri (W) station, you can try Lumos out with a free one-day trial.
You Pay Rates start at Rs 500 for a one-day desk, or RS 5,999 for the team, for a month.
At: Jalaram Housing Society, A-2, 204, 24 SV Road, Andheri (W).
For a global experience
As the name suggests, Ministry of New is a brand spanking new, design inspired space. Focusing on collaboration and creativity for independent professionals, the 8,000 sq ft space is built on the idea of creating an international experience while respecting Mumbai’s heritage. Built inside the century-old Kitab Mahal, the space offers 11 differently designed rooms while providing a café furnished with treats by Cafe Zoe, Art Deco window frames and European-style furniture.
You Pay Rates start from Rs 9,500 per month.
At: 192, 3rd Floor, Kitab Mahal, Dadabhai Naroji Road, Fort.