Swindon is the city to watch on the South West block. Things are heating up in the tech sector as the bright minds based here are making the necessary steps to disrupt the cluster.
We’re seeing pioneering innovations and creative ideas emerge from Swindon – but in order to keep this momentum going, there must be some state-of-the-art coworking spaces on offer. So, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for you to consider establishing your tech and digital startup in.
4 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BJ
With their motto being ‘work for yourself, not by yourself’, you can rest assured that collaboration is at the heart of everything Desk Cowork does.
Desk is both a physical and virtual community of go-getters, entrepreneurs and home working professionals. It is simply a creative space that your business can call home, set up by people who found that the traditional office space didn’t work for them. The space is also located in the centre of Swindon’s Old Town, so convenient travel connections surround Desk.
Amenities: Free tea and coffee, creative meeting room, high-speed internet, Coworking Visa Program, regular socials and talks.
Rates: Flexi £35 p/month, Thirty £60 p/month, Sixty £99 p/month, El Residente £150 p/month or £1500 p/year, Day Pass £20 p/month.
3 Newbridge Square, (formerly the Tri Centre 3 building), Swindon, SN1 1HN
This modern, eight-story office is situated in the heart of Swindon. Easily accessible from the station, adjacent to the main bus station and surrounded by all the amenities the town centre has to offer, this place definitely wins points for location.
Fig’s coworking environment prides itself on being an ever-evolving space. Their collaborative approach suits many styles of business; it’s designed to welcome small businesses into the Fig community with open arms.
Amenities: Breakout space, access to meeting rooms, fear tea and coffee, high-quality UK based IT and tech.
Rates: Get in touch for rates.
Pembroke Centre, Swindon SN2 2PQ
You guessed it, Flexspace is a flexible working space; an office that’s there when you need it. You can utilise a range of their resources from workshops to warehouses and studios to storage, all available on the most flexible terms.
If you’re in need of a quick desk with no commitment, Flexspace could be the place for you. Plus, it’s only a 10-minute drive from the centre of Swindon where you can find a wide range of amenities.
Amenities: free parking, access to meeting rooms, self-storage, workshop use.
Rates: Get in touch for rates.
Park House, Church Pl, Swindon SN1 5ED
Located in one of Swindon’s most prestigious Grade II listed buildings, Park House is a sophisticated place to work from. We all know environment is everything – at Park House, you can expect the perfect balance of beautiful Victorian period features with 21st-century tech. And being just a 10-minute walk from Swindon Station, its location is convenient too.
Right now, businesses who work from the serviced offices in Park House will receive 20% off Initiative membership.
Amenities: Boardroom hire discount, 24-hour access, park views, bike rack, shower facilities, breakout area with TV, managers’ parking space.
Rates: Office space ranges from £300 – £1250 depending on size and capacity.
Studio 10a, Priory Court, Poulton, Cirencester GL7 5JB
This not-for-profit serves as a community hub for local people and businesses. There are a wide range of options down at The Huddle; you could take advantage of free space for networking events, use their pay as you go desk system or get yourself a full-time deal.
The Huddle is a cool, inspiring coworking space, but it also seeks to be more than just an edgy exterior. The long-term aspiration for the hub is to be an incubator for startups. Whether your business needs help sourcing financial investment, space to host events or monopolising on the marketing and business expertise on offer at The Huddle, the team wants to help your small business succeed.
Amenities: Options for desk sharing, 10%-member discount on The Huddle facilities, free parking, tea and coffee, bike shed, electric car charging points, private garden.
Rates: Whole Huddle £295 p/month, Half Huddle £15 p/day, Easy Huddle £20 p/day, Meeting rooms £100-120 p/day.
Whitehill Way, Swindon SN5 6QR
Working at The Windmill Hill Business Park, you can expect a welcomed combination of countryside views and thriving business culture. When you need some time out, the peaceful surroundings will give you just that, but the upcoming nature of business in Swindon means the area is bustling with people connecting and innovating.
The modern design provides practicality with a hint of creativity, making the space an ideal place to work. The head to toe glass panelling means the office is always light and inspiring – and of course, it means you can always enjoy the fully working windmill the coworking hub overlooks.
Amenities: Access to meeting rooms, flexible rates, outdoor seating area and terrace, disabled facilities.
Rates: Office space from £5.20 p/day, co-working from £4.40 p/day, virtual office from £1.30 per/day.
London St, Swindon SN1 5DG
Workshed is Swindon’s new coworking space for entrepreneurs, pioneers and creative thinkers to innovate, connect and grow. This collaborative community ethos is the ideal office culture for anyone looking to expand their business.
Whatever your needs, Workshed promises to accommodate you. Whether your business needs to upscale or downsize, occupy more space or leave the hub (without fuss), Workshed treats all its residents fairly.
And at the moment, there is an irresistible 3-for-1 offer: pay for one month’s use of their coworking space and get the next two months free!
Amenities: Event space, showers, communal areas, free tea and coffee, bike racks, phone/skype booths, meeting rooms.
Rates: 8 hours £25 p/day, H30 £75 p/month, H60 £125 p/month, H90 £150 p/month, Unlimited £175 p/month and Dedicated £225 p/month.
As previously mentioned, our list is by no means a comprehensive one, and there are many other exciting workspaces throughout Bristol and the South West to check out. Think of our guide as an introduction to alternative work spaces and, who knows, you too could one day be sliding down to your desk in a burst of inspiration.
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