The first coworking of Platforma network is being opened in Lviv

The first networking and truly big coworking platform – Platforma – came to the largest city of Western Ukraine. Previously, the company’s coworking spaces were operating only in Kyiv. Since September 2019, a new location has been launched in Lviv, in the Futura Hub space.

Here and after photos by Sofiia Troshchuk for AIN.UA

The new space with an area of about three thousand square meters occupies two floors of the Futura Hub three-story building and can accommodate up to 500 residents. Platforma is by far the largest coworking of the city.

Lviv Coworking Platforma is:

  • 1 large lecture room;
  • 10 meeting rooms;
  • 6 Skype rooms;
  • 4 lounge areas;
  • 1 open space;
  • Private offices.

Private offices for companies are flexible spaces for two or more people, there are no final restrictions: the office can be transformed according to the number of people, all because of glass partitions.

Co-founder of the coworking network Kateryna Horina informs, that rent in Lviv is slightly lower than in Kyiv. Rent for a period of one month is as follows:

  • Lounge area – $100;
  • Private table in the open space – $170;
  • Offices – from $200 to $250 per seat.

“The price includes all services and infrastructure. Among the services, there are 24/7 access, our reception, security, cleaning, infrastructure – kitchens, meeting rooms, skype rooms, lounges, there is also an opportunity to attend all educational events which Platforma conducts,” Horina says.

Not only residents can rent lecture rooms for 100 people. It is open to everyone: rent costs from $50, for residents there is a discount of 50%.

Coworking has another ‘bonus’ – a rooftop terrace. In the warm season, it is promised to create an outdoor lounge.

According to Horina, their goal is to promote networking among different teams. This is one of the goals in Lviv that has already been successfully implemented in Kyiv.

“Different teams meet under one roof. Our team moderates all these processes. We know who is in our space. We know who can be useful to each other. A resident can come to us and say: I need such teams, please advise. We will provide a list of our residents and they will choose some and meet, ” Kateryna Horina adds.

By the end of 2019, Platforma plans to open two more locations in Kyiv. This will allow Coworking Platforma to become the largest coworking network in Ukraine.

Author: Sofiia Troshchuk