Awfis: Go ‘awe’ over this place | The Hindu

11 May 2017

Awfis: Go ‘awe’ over this place | The Hindu

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Apart from its unconventional location, Awfis at Hyderabad appeals for its quirky interiors and a host of benefits for members

In an area that you would least associate with co-working spaces and anything industrial, Awfis made its presence felt at E-floor of Taj Deccan this February. Spread over 7000 square feet, comprising 167 work stations, the unconventional hotel setting is a welcome change for a mundane office goer. With its branches spread across the country at Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, an impressive colour palette featuring warm and bright hues including blue, purple, yellow, orange, red and maroon on their furniture runs across as a theme even in the other centres. What impresses the most are the one-of-a-kind chandeliers (sourced from Delhi) across most workstations and cabins.

A unique aspect of this office space is its maze-like setup, with no common entrance. The workstations are divided into several blocks across the same floor and it’s easy to feel lost among the entrances. Most of the meeting rooms feature extensive graphic art and a bunch of inspirational quotes (ideal for a startup atmosphere) like ‘Innovation is the only way to win’, ‘I don’t need alarm clock, my ideas wake me’ on the doors. Members of Awfis can pre-book the meeting rooms (equipped with HDMI-enabled television sets); otherwise an average five-seater is open for use at a nominal cost of ₹ 500 per hour.

The sprawling common reception area between various ends of the office instantly attracts attention. A sense of calm envelopes you at a space that leads to the terrace, offering you an unparalled view of the greenery at Taj Deccan. The absence of the conventional bustle of a busy main road is a true value addition to this space. Since seating is flexible, startups/freelancers can choose to request for a particular workstation/cabin. Based on the firm that’s willing to rent a space, the design of the spaces can be altered too. A section of the office space transforms itself into an event zone, if the need arises. A pantry will make its presence felt at Awfis soon.

From firms in real estate sector to the banking sector to online portals and freelancers, many have enrolled in Awfis with much happiness.

Shashikanth, a co-founder of an online portal Grabyourjob has already hired his staff from a network of clients at Awfis. “From startup, investment events to special benefits at venues like Hard Rock Café besides portals like Bookmyshow and Oyorooms, Awfis does a lot more than offering office spaces,” its community manager Chaitanya Reddy informs us.

Another branch of Awfis comprising over 500 workstations will open at Gachibowli soon.


Where: Taj Deccan, Road number 1, Banjara Hills

What: Co-working space

Area: 7000 square feet

Cost: Starts at ₹ 350 per workstation per day

(This Awfis coverage appeared on April 26, 2017 in Metroplus – The Hindu. You can read the story here: )

Co-working space provider Awfis opens its seventh centre in Chennai

10 June 2022

Co-working space provider Awfis opens its seventh centre in Chennai

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Awfis Space Solutions Pvt Ltd, a co-working space provider, has launched its seventh centre in Chennai at Prestige Metropolitan on the busy Anna Salai.

Spread across 45,000 sq. ft., this space will have over 650 seats. This particular co-working space is part of Awfis’ premium workspace offering called Awfis Gold which aims at tapping the premium segment by offering unique workplace experience.

“We entered the Chennai market two years ago with around 1,000 plus seats. And currently we have around 6,000 plus seats,” Amit Ramani, Founder and CEO, Awfis, said during an interaction with The Hindu. “For the seventh centre, we are in advanced stages of discussion with clients from IT/ITeS, e-commerce, supply chain and health and wellness sectors,” he added.

The live centres in Chennai in micromarkets of Nungambakkam, T. Nagar, Chetpet, Guindy and OMR are operating at over 90% occupancy. Awfis has plans to open four more centres in the Chennai market by the end of 2022.

Mr. Ramani said that places like OMR, Guindy and Nungambakkam have the potential for more co-working spaces and they were studying the lay of the land. He said that Coimbatore was a lucrative market and his teams wee zeroing on locations there too.

Awfis’ clientele in Chennai boasts a mix of fast-paced start-ups, SMEs and MNCs. Some of the prominent brands that have taken up space with Awfis in Chennai include Sony Pictures, Suzuki, Lenovo, Practo, WayCool, NTT and Safari. At the national level, it has 131 centres with 75,500 seats across 14 cities and intends to establish a network of 200 centres by the end of 2022.

This story appeared in the 10 June, 2022 issue of Quick Info and was originally published at: Co-working space provider Awfis opens its seventh centre in Chennai, The Hindu

Co-working space provider Awfis opens its seventh centre in Chennai

08 June 2022

Co-working space provider Awfis opens its seventh centre in Chennai

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Co-working space provider Awfis expands in Chennai market

04 February 2022

Co-working space provider Awfis expands in Chennai market

  • Posted by Arathy Nair

Awfis Space Solutions Pvt Ltd, a co-working space provider who entered the Chennai market in 2020, has now added three more locations to its network. The firm has picked up space at two spaces at Prestige Cosmopolitan at Saidapet (1,250 seats) and one at Prestige Metropolitan, Mount Road (500 seats). With this, the firm has six centres with over 4,000 seats in Chennai.

“All our centres are currently running at 80-85% occupancy across Chennai and we are looking to continue expanding further in the city,” Amit Ramani, Founder and CEO of Awfis said. He added, “The COVID-19 pandemic, despite the challenges that it hsa posed, also played a significant role in transforming the workplace strategy of many corporates, where they started realizing the drawbacks of traditional offices and became more open to adopting shared workspaces as a more cost-effective and flexible option for the evolving needs.”

To a query of sectors that are picking up seats at co-working spaces, Mr. Ramani said 50% are MNCs and large corporates, 35% are MSMEs and SMEs and 15% are start-ups and freelancers. Fujitsu, WayCool, Manpower Group, Sony Pictures, Suzuki, Lenovo are some of the firms which have picked up space at Awfis. The firms is now looking at expanding to Coimbatore, in addition to expanding its network further in Chennai.

This article was originally published  on 1 December 2021 at :Co-working space provider Awfis expands in Chennai market – The Hindu