7 Coworking Spaces For Web Designers In Singapore Rated

Freelance web designers, software developers and other digital professionals make up an enormous number of freelancers. Our team sizes are typically small, and we require only a few essentials to be productive. We have put together a list of 7 coworking spaces / serviced offices that have the most attractive combination of perks for the keyboard warrior.

Here’s the list of requirements that we used to evaluate the attractiveness of the shortlisted spaces:

  1. Affordability
  2. Meeting space
  3. Dedicated desks
  4. Location centrality
  5. Uber accessibility
  6. Abundance of food options

 

The Spaces

 

 

Spacemob

Kent Ridge, Orchard

Points total – 10/18

Affordability – 3/3

The cost of a Spacemob membership is one of it’s biggest draws.

Meeting space – 1/3

No freebies for the plebs. You receive monthly credits for renting private offices only. A dedicated desk still requires you to pay for meetings.

Dedicated desks – 3/3

Good! You have your own cabinet, the chairs are comfortable and the desk size is good.

Location centrality – 1/3

Location is far from central for either space. However, that’s likely not why people choose Spacemob.

Uber accessibility – 2/3

Despite the location, both spaces are in areas that ought to attract plenty of Uber traffic.

Abundance of food options – 1/3

There are a handful of options for Spacemob tenants at Science Park Drive, and perhaps more (albeit expensive) options for those at Claymore Hill. Refueling for work is not a trivial matter at either place.

 

Wehive

Geylang (Aljunied MRT)

Points total – 10/18

Affordability – 3/3

Wehive is the most affordable space on this list by some margin. It is not a replacement for a well-appointed office in the CBD. It is a budget-friendly option and perhaps a way to work while experiencing the un-CBD.

Meeting space – 2/3

A dedicated desk plan for under S$500 can get you unlimited fair usage of the meeting room. However, the meeting room is functional, with no frills or windows.

Dedicated desks – 1/3

A cabinet and table lamp come standard with the dedicated desks. The desks are clustered a bit tightly.

Location centrality – 1/3

Geylang is some distance from the CBD. The space sits off the main Geylang area in a small commercial building.

Uber accessibility – 2/3

The street is quiet which makes pickup and dropoff painless.

Abundance of food options – 2/3

Though it sits in the heart of Geylang, there is a walk to the nearby coffeeshops, and the path is unsheltered against the sun or rain.

 

Space Works

410 North Bridge Road

Points total – 11/18

Affordability – 1/3

It is one of the most expensive spaces on this list.

Meeting space – 1/3

Meeting spaces are beautifully done, but no meeting credits are offered.

Dedicated desks – 3/3

Top notch. A comfortable ergonomic chair, storage cabinet, and sturdy metal-framed desk are provided. Nothing fancy, but very solid.

Location centrality – 2/3

North Bridge road is a major artery through the heart of Singapore. It is acceptably close to the CBD for infrequent meetings.

Uber accessibility – 1/3

Pickups are impossible on North Bridge road itself, and the side streets are on the narrow side, so your Uber won’t be able to wait for you.

Abundance of food options – 3/3

There are a good variety of refueling options for every appetite.

 

The Hub

Cuppage Plaza, Prinsep Street

Points total – 11/18

Affordability – 1/3

At the S$700 cap for our research, you cannot get a dedicated desk at either of The Hub’s 2 locations (Cuppage Plaza or Prinsep Street).

Meeting space – 3/3

There are many small meeting rooms available at both locations. The location at Prinsep Street even has a spacious, well-lit cafe.

Dedicated desks – 0/3

They simply aren’t available at this price point. You will need to pay S$90 – S$140 more in order to get a dedicated desk to yourself.

Location centrality – 1/3

Neither location is in the heart of business. This is no problem for those who mostly work alone, or who prefer the relative serenity of these locations.

Uber accessibility – 3/3

Both locations are easily accessible by Uber. Uber availability is also good, especially at the Cuppage Plaza location.

Abundance of food options – 3/3

Food options abound at both locations. Prinsep Street will see even more variety, especially with respect to local food, due to it’s proximity to the Bugis neighbourhood.

 

Hired Turf

883 North Bridge Road – Lavender

Points total – 13/18

Affordability – 3/3

Plans at the top spaces on this list are easily 50% more than Hired Turf.

Meeting space – 1/3

There is a small meeting room. The glass walls offer plenty of light and one side looks out to the city, so there is a sense of space despite the small size.

Dedicated desks – 2/3

Chairs are comfortable and the desks are the attractive wood-paneled type. The layout means that you may find yourself sharing a space with others on occasion though.

Location centrality – 1/3

This is somewhat distant from the CBD. It will be most attractive to those who reside in the east of Singapore.

Uber accessibility – 2/3

Ubers can drive into the building for pickups and dropoffs. It is somewhat off the beaten path so waiting times could get long.

Abundance of food options – 1/3

The nearby food options are food courts almost exclusively. Shade along the footpaths is also spotty.

The Working Capitol

Keong Saik Road, Robinson Road

Points total – 14/18

Affordability – 2/3

It is pricy, but exceeds expectations in ways that will be important for some needs.

Meeting space – 3/3

Creative, beautiful spaces. Meeting credits available.

Dedicated desks – 3/3

Attractive desks that are spaced adequately in a conducive environment.

Location centrality – 2/3

Keong Saik road is not the best location for business. The Robinson road space is prime CBD real estate though.

Uber accessibility – 1/3

Your Uber won’t be able to wait for you at either location for long.

Abundance of food options – 3/3

There is a good variety of food available near either location for all sorts of tastes.

 

Collective works

Cecil Street, Robinson Road

Points total – 14/18

Affordability – 1/3

The most pricy option on this list, Collective Works also has the absolute best locations bar none.

Meeting space – 3/3

Members have a monthly allocation of credits for meeting rooms.

Dedicated desks – 2/3

The size of the desk appears on the small side for the cost. However, the ambience of the space makes up for this.

Location centrality – 3/3

It doesn’t get more central than this.

Uber accessibility – 2/3

Collective Works at Capital Tower (Robinson Road) has a spacious pickup and dropoff point with security to direct traffic. Unfortunately the Cecil Street location only has a back lane. Cecil Street itself is too busy for reliable pickups or dropoffs most times.

Abundance of food options – 3/3

Being in the middle of the CBD, there are abundant food options, at every price point.

 

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