10 Cool London and Manchester Co Working Spaces
Here are just a few (there were just too many to include..!) that are ideal for startups and scaleups.
1. The Office Group
Enjoy fitness? Take advantage of the 276 cycle machines available, plus a rooftop running track at White Collar Factory. Expect natural light rather than stark, fluorescent lights. At White Collar Factory, you can get an office space with enough room for two or 50 workers. Work in a productive environment with the comforts of a kitchen and shower. The space gives you access to a group of designers that will help you create the ideal event; from launch parties to birthdays. The Angel Square offices feature the Memphis Movement, an interior decor style born in Milan in 1981. Choose between eight meeting rooms for brainstorming and work. Get a lounge membership with The Office Group and drop-in as you please to 20 different lounges, as well as bars and rooftop areas.
2. Soho Works Shoreditch
This coworking space has absolutely stunning office decor and a warm environment. Expect a stylish mix of contemporary and modern furniture. Soho Works makes an annual presence during London Fashion Week at 180 The Strand by offering a free place to work for fashion designers.
3. Forge & Co.
The Silicon Drinkabout has been held across the two floors of workspace at Forge & Co. This coworking space is definitely for the person who loves the modern grill environment. Dine and get your work done at the same time. Forge & Co. specializes in Saturday brunch and Sunday roast. The menu changes with the seasons, including the cocktails. The location offers a number of conference spaces with Apple TV for hire and meeting rooms that seat up to 15 people. Hire the brasserie available seven days a week or visit the basement gallery.
Imagine sharing a communal penthouse space with your coworkers. Enjoy cycling? You can travel by bike and take advantage of the bike racks. There is a free car park available if you choose vehicle travel. Plus, the space is pet-friendly and chock full of luxurious decor and even shower amenities. Set your sights on the 215 mile Thames river while you work. The types of businesses that use this space are in tech, media, and professional service. You can opt for a hot desk or choose a private office with up to 20 seats.
5. Beehive Lofts
Beehive Lofts is welcoming to freelancers, startups, and flourishing businesses. Obtain your space without an initial monetary deposit. For free spirits that can appreciate a game room with a hammock in between work sessions, you’ve found your space. The design focuses heavily on natural light. Beehive Lofts offers all of the office tools you would normally expect as well as a library and waiting area for your clients.
6. Rainmaking Loft
The Rainmaking Loft has event space that holds up to 150 people. Choose between working in four different meeting rooms or the bean bag lounge area. This location is home to a number of flourishing startups such as LatestFreeStuff, Rendevoo, and TalentPool. There are currently 60 startup companies and 235 individual entrepreneurs benefiting from the space. Only 60 seconds away from St. Katharine Docks which serves up a number of offerings; tennis simulator, movies, rowing, and even Prosecco.
Huckletree has two different locations. Huckletree West is more conducive to professionals and creatives that want to attend business events regularly. Huckletree West is both a business accelerator and coworking space. The location caters to tech, design, and fashion businesses. It has a large space with a capacity for 500 people. The Huckletree West space happens to located near five different stations. It’s unique in that the space is friendly to children. It also houses a VR and podcasting studio on-site and even a meditation yurt.
Makerversity is a community of creative businesses. It encourages potential members to attend one of the event nights; talks and parties. The events feature a number of topics including; crowdfunding, Autodesk, and other workshops. Expect workspaces for creating prototypes made from textile, wood, 3D printed materials, and more. It’s a great facility to develop tangible prototypes. It currently houses successful jewelry designers, hardware & software designers, pet technology, journalists, and a number of other businesses. Makerversity offers a Business Support programme as well as an Under 25 and DIY programmes.
9. The Sharp Project
For the business owner that requires more than just a hot desk, The Sharp Project offers four sound stages, a green screen studio, and office support. This is the ideal office space for a business involved in film, television or commercials. A number of popular productions created here became successful, including Mount Pleasant and Fresh Meat.
SpacePortX houses tech businesses in in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester.. A large majority of the businesses here are in gaming, photography, web development, and a variety of technology verticals. SpaceportX encourages its membership community to interact at the weekly events hosted at the location. Major companies have hosted events at this location including; Google, Amazon, and Twitter.