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Funky Spaces offers a variety of alternative, community and affordable work space for start up and small businesses in the Bristol area.

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Contact Mike Zeidler or Vicky Earle

Website: www.funkyspaces.co.uk

Email funkyspacesbristol@gmail.com

About Funky Spaces

Funky Spaces is a platform for all the amazing alternative work spaces available in Bristol. Coordinated by the Happy City Initiative it showcases some of the best flexible and affordable offices, hot desks and meeting rooms that our city has to offer. The spaces we list have been vetted and rated for their 'funk' factor. To be on our site spaces need to offer at least four out of five of the following:

  • Affordable rents and flexible terms
  • Welcoming and good at mixing up different kinds of work/people
  • Supportive, collaborative, positive and accommodating for different needs
  • Comfortable, quirky and interesting physical spaces
  • To serve a purpose for the common good rather than just make money

Brave

Work Space Event Space
Brave
The Coach House
2 Upper York Street
Bristol
BS2 8QN

Contact: Liz Sands

Phone: 0117 9445330

Website: www.brave.org.uk

Email: liz.sands@brave.org.uk

Brave

The Coach House is in a central Bristol location and has a range of office units to rent from 100 up to 500 square feet or individual desks within shared workspaces.There is an 'easy-in, easy-out' monthly agreement and the rents are very reasonable. BRAVE offers you a fax, photocopying, postal service and the ability of hiring meeting rooms that hold from 2 up to 40 people. All have wireless access and are available by the half-day or day. BRAVE also offer a range of business support services including business advice, training and consultancy services for small business owners to access.

  • Office Space
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Advice

Bristol Space Works

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East Bristol Enterprise Ltd
Easton Business Centre
Felix Road
Bristol
BS5 0HE

Contact: Matt Johnstone

Phone: 0117 941 5800

Website: www.bristolspaceworks.co.uk

Email: matt@bristolspaceworks.co.uk

Bristol Space Works

Easton Business Centre is the largest of our four business centres in east/central Bristol. It is a purpose built modern facility providing up to 68 units – workshops and offices – ranging in size from 100 – 1200 sq ft. Prices start at just over £1 per sq ft and rents include heating/lighting, reception, call answering, parking and security. There are also well equipped meeting rooms available for up to 40 delegates at very competitive prices. 

  • Workshops
  • Offices (100 – 1200 sq ft)
  • Meeting rooms (small to conference size)
  • Parking/Reception/Security
Bristol Spaceworks also has 3 satellite business centres connected to our “Hub” at Easton Business Centre. Each building has huge character, history and charm and provides great spaces for businesses looking for something a bit quirky. The Old Library on Trinity Road, BS2, houses the local branch library as well as stunning architecture and up to the minute workspaces. The Old Schoolhouse, BS5, now houses 24 artists studios, a church, a supplementary school and a range of small business units. The Old Co-op, BS5, has perfect spaces for community based businesses. Prices start at around .97p per sq ft.

  • Offices (150 – 1400 sq ft)
  • Meeting rooms (Up to 20 delegates)
  • Artist studios

Create Centre

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Create Centre
Smeaton Road
Bristol
BS1 6XN

Contact: Michelle Scoplin

Phone: 0117 925 0505

Website: www.createbristol.org

email: create.reception@bristol.gov.uk



Create Centre

Create is a vibrant environment centre which hosts a range of events and exhibitions and also features a purpose-built Ecohome. It offers excellent conference facilities, meeting rooms and gallery space, which can be hired out at reasonable rates. Create is also home to several organisations working in the field of sustainable development, and the 4th floor is home to Lifeskills - learning for living. Visitors are welcome to visit the ground floor exhibition and gallery, and the Ecohome. Create's location next to the river and the floating harbour also make it a great starting point for various short walks.

  • Great value conference facilities
  • Permanent and semi permanent displays
  • Create offers flexible office space for green and ethical organisations and businesses

Engine Shed

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Engine Shed
Temple Meads
Station Approach
Bristol
BS1 6QH

Contact: Lorraine Fairbanks

Phone: 0117 915 1271

Website: www.engine-shed.co.uk

Email: info@engine-shed.co.uk

Engine Shed

Housed in Brunel’s original station at Bristol Temple Meads, dating back to 1841, Engine Shed nurtures a network of like-minded and focused innovators. The venue provides all the vital components for working, meeting, collaborating, networking, learning, growing a business, and having fun in a dynamic environment by bringing together the right people into one space. With an unrivalled digital infrastructure, meeting and seminar rooms for hire, and shared working spaces we are helping to make great things happen. Engine Shed is a node on the new Gigabit Bristol experimental network, offering ultrafast broadband and one of the South West’s most inspiring places to work, meet and collaborate.

Hamilton House

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Coexist CIC
Hamilton House
Stokes Croft
BS1 3QY

Contact: Claire Holmes

Phone: 01179 249599

Website: www.hamiltonhouse.org

email: space@coexistuk.org


Hamilton House

Located in the bustling heart of Stokes Croft, Hamilton House is home to over 400 creatives and provides inspiring, affordable space to independent artists and business alike. Our co-working suite Hamilton Hub provides flexible desk space on a temporary or long-term basis and allows freelancers and creative masterminds to keep the freedom and independence they love whilst having the backing of the collective force. We encourage a sharing of ideas and resources in a harmonious yet interactive atmosphere.

Located on the top floor of Hamilton House, the interior has an open plan feel with beautiful views of Bristol. The cost a flat rate £10 per day for hot-desking entitles you to:

  • 24/7 access (£10 key card deposit)
  • free to access wifi or ethernet internet connection – 100MB speed
  • 25% discounted rates for meeting rooms
  • kitchenette
  • teas & coffees provided
  • printing and photocopying facilities
  • free locker space (£10 padlock deposit)
  • cosy break out area for informal meetings and breaks
  • regular networking opportunities such as out Tenants lunch on Thursdays and Hot-desking social on Friday
We also have the option of permanent desk spaces for £150 PCM, offering you the chance to settle in permanently and to integrate into the warm and welcoming community of professionals that are based in the Hub..

Other facilities available:

Permanent Office Space
Artist Studios
Meeting Rooms
Event Space Hire
Community Kitchen
Dance Studios
Gallery Space
Bar and Venue
Therapy Rooms

Happiness Hub

Work Space

Happy City
77 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3RD

Contact: Mike Zeidler

Phone: 07836 706978

Website: www.happycity.org.uk/ 

Email: info@happycity.org.uk

Happiness Hub

Happiness Hub is HQ of the world-class Happy City initiative, which promotes a culture of wellbeing and supports social enterprises dedicated to more than profit. Terms are flexible with short-term leases from full time to hot desking for just a few days a week or a couple of days a month. You'll find phenomenal connections and an exceptional knowledge of the Bristol 'scene' here.

Incubation Hub 77 Stokes Croft

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Innovation hub 77 stokes croft
77 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3RD

Contact: Katrina Percy

Phone: 07769 157961

Website: www.77stokescroft.com/ 

Email: info@77stokescroft.com


Incubation Hub 77 Stokes Croft

77StokesCroft is in the centre of Bristol's most creatively driven quarter, offering a range of fantastic, newly renovated funky spaces perfect for those wanting to knuckle down to work in a creative and inspiring yet supportive environment, nurturing start-ups and driving business forward.

The second floor is a hothouse of businesses incubation and innovation. It's the perfect venue for settling amongst many other professionals in a wide range of industries with hotshot food industry brands such as Kabuto Noodles alongside small business investment team Heron Capital, freelance web designers, marketing, illustrators and card makers.

Meanwhile Creative

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Pithay Studios and 36 King Street, BS1

Contact: Jack Doran

Phone: 0117 244 3585

Website: www.meanwhilecreative.co.uk

Email:  jack@meanwhilecreative.co.uk


Meanwhile Creative


Our aim at Meanwhile Creative is to support Bristol’s young creatives and entrepreneurs in developing their projects and businesses. We provide affordable and lively places to work in the heart of the city; thriving communities of innovative, like-minded people in an arena for networking and collaboration.

Following a pilot venture at Bridewell Space, we currently have two buildings operational - Pithay Studios and 36 King Street, both in BS1. The former measures 20 000 square feet and features private offices, an open plan desk space, a gym, two shops and a cafe. The latter is a hub for young tech companies on one of Bristol's most historic streets.

For information about the latest Meanwhile Creative projects please e-mail Jack or visit www.meanwhilecreative.co.uk

SETSquared

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Engine Shed
Temple Meads
Station Approach
Bristol
BS1 6QH

Contact: Nick Sturge

Phone: 0117 903 1100

Website: www.setsquared.co.uk

Email: bristol@setsquared.co.uk

SETSquared

The award winning Bristol SETsquared Centre at Engine Shed provides start-ups and grow-on SMEs with the ideal location to develop and grow their businesses at the heart of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The centre offers coaching, mentoring, workshops, professional service firms and services, as well as access to SETsquared’s global network. Members benefit from regular networking events, business review panels, investor readiness training, investor showcase events, free meeting room hire and reception services, as well as office space, where required.

The Bristol Centre is located in the iconic Engine Shed Grade I listed station that Brunel built in 1841. SETsquared members are entitled to free Engine Shed Business Lounge access, as well as discounted rates at Brunel's prestigious boardroom suite.

SETsquared is government funded, not for profit, and takes no financial interest in any of the businesses it supports.

SETsquared Business Acceleration – the safest place to grow your business.

Spike Design

Work Space
Spike Design
Spike Island
133 Cumberland
Bristol
BS1 6UX

Contact: Jane MacFarlane

Phone: 0117 954 4000

Website: spikedesign.org.uk

Email: jane.macfarlane@spikedesign.org.uk

Spike Design

Spike Design offers affordable co-working space and support for design practices within an international centre for contemporary art and design. Its dynamic community provides opportunities for skill sharing, business support and critical engagement, and is home to graphic, product, digital and interactive designers as well as journalists, illustrators, filmmakers and photographers.

The Tobacco Factory

Event Space Community Space
The Tobacco Factory
Raleigh Road
Southville
Bristol
BS3 1TF

Contact: Tim Myers

Website: www.tobaccofactory.com

Email: tim@tobaccofactory.com

The Tobacco Factory

The Tobacco Factory is a multi use space for the performing arts, creative industries with workspace, desk space, meeting rooms, studios, live/work and café bar, etc. We aim to be at the centre of South Bristol’s cultural revolution and to contribute to the community with theatre, Sunday market and events. We like to 'strike a light for independents' and seek appropriate occupants, tenants, partners who want to be part of this lively community. We have a strong environmental agenda and our spaces vary from about 100 to 1000 sq ft.

  • Workspace
  • Meeting rooms
  • Workshops

Urban Design Studios

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25 stokes croft
Urban Design Studios
25-27 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3PY

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14 Backfields Lane
Bristol
BS2 8QW

Contact: Chris Askew

Phone: 07968 342981

Website: www.25-27StokesCroft.com

Email: chris@urbandesignstudio.org

Urban Design Studios

Urban Design Studios are self contained workspaces in Stokes Croft for creative and technology businesses. Our community has included artists, photographers, web designers, acoustics consultants, visualisers, animators and architects, as well as the best fixie bike shop in the west! We offer workspaces suitable for up to eight people in converted warehouses with rugged finishes and somewhere to chain your bike. Spaces are available on flexible terms -you name the period. Studios come with their own secure front door, entryphone, wifi internet and kitchenette. Each one is unique so please call to ask about current availability.

  • Self contained studio workspaces with their own front door
  • Flexible periods of occupancy
  • Grow your business to the next level in a creative community

Urban Desk Space

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Urban Desk Space
25 Backfields Lane
Bristol
BS2 8QW

Contact: Katherine Roper

Phone: 07930 565999 / 0117 3291838

Website: www.urbandeskspace.com

Email: info@urbandeskspace.com

Urban Desk Space

Urban Desk Space is a self-contained studio space in Stokes Croft offering bright friendly co-working space for self employed people looking for a base to work from. We have 7 workstations within the unit, which is open plan.

Set up with the benefit of several years’ co-working experience, our aim was to establish a comfortable, pleasant and supportive place to work, with reliable facilities and, most important, excellent value for money.

Desks are available on a monthly rolling contract.

Facilities include premium business hi-speed broadband, Nespresso coffee machine, fully fitted kitchen and break out space.

  • Flexible occupancy on monthly rolling contracts
  • Security alarmed
  • Bike store