WeWork boosts Cape Town offering | Everything Property
29 September 2023

WeWork boosts Cape Town offering

Flexible co-working spaces are in demand, and the expansion of WeWork’s Strand Street location provides another top-tier solution for the business sector.


Flexible co-working spaces are in demand, and the expansion of WeWork’s Strand Street location provides another top-tier solution for the business sector.

WeWork will welcome more than 250 new members to its Strand Street location in Cape Town from November 1. This is as WeWork South Africa announces a significant expansion to the space with the addition of an extra floor.

Andrew Robinson, executive director at WeWork South Africa, commented on the importance of the scale-up, saying: “This expansion emphasises our unwavering confidence in the dynamic enterprise sector in Cape Town, which is home to some of the country’s largest corporates and most innovative growth-oriented start-ups.” He added that Cape Town was voted the best African destination for digital nomads in June this year, and that members of WeWork globally can seamlessly access all South African locations, while South African members can access the global WeWork network, which spans over 150 cities.


The extension marks the first substantial growth initiative since local pan-African property investor SiSebenza acquired WeWork South Africa in March, and demonstrates WeWork South Africa’s commitment to delivering top-tier flexible workspace solutions tailored for the South African business sector, focusing primarily on enterprise solutions.

Robinson highlights the relevance of today’s evolving work dynamics: “The modern workspace is shifting. Flexible co-working spaces are pivotal for cost efficiency and catalysts for creativity and collaboration. The added floor will feature diverse workspaces – from private offices to conference rooms – designed to amplify collaboration and productivity.”

In addition to their Strand Street location in Cape Town, WeWork has office buildings in Rosebank and Sandton in Johannesburg. The Strand Street expansion now marks a promising trajectory for the company in South Africa, and as the business realm transforms, WeWork South Africa have reaffirmed their goal “to be more than just a workspace, but a launchpad for success.”


Flexible office spaces have become an important component of the global work ecosystem, and the allure of WeWork locations includes workspaces with glass walls to maintain privacy without sacrificing transparency or natural light. Common areas have a distinct aesthetic that aim to inspire teams and the guests they bring into the building. 

Private phone boxes, on-site staff and business-class printers are some of the amenities found at WeWork locations. There are also networking events, lunch & learns and wellness activities, which facilitate unique opportunities to connect, learn and grow with the WeWork community. Office space products suit everyone from one-person operations to global FTSE-100 companies. Their offerings include standard private offices for 1 to 20 people, office suites for 20 to 100 people and full floor offices accommodating 100+ people.


WeWork was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, they’ve become one of the leading global flexible space providers committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. 

WeWork South Africa is owned under a franchise partnership by SiSebenza. The pan-African real estate investor has exclusive rights to operate WeWork’s existing locations in South Africa and to grow and operate the WeWork franchise in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa.

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