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Here in Bristol, community and supporting each other is at the heart of most local businesses. Coworking is becoming an increasingly popular way to work. But how do you find the best space for you? No matter what your business is, there is such a variety of coworking spaces in Bristol that there will always be somewhere for you! As far as coworking spaces go, we think Raw Space is pretty great, but here are some other awesome coworking spaces.

Runway East

1 Victoria St, Bristol BS1 6AA

Runway East opened in Bristol in summer 2018. Based in an ideal location in the city centre by Castle Park, the space also boasts stunning views over the river. Runway East also have three London based offices in Soho, Moorgate and London Bridge. The links with London make Runway East a really standout and exciting coworking space. Runway East is perfect for startups and their aim is to help your business firsts happen faster. To do this, Runway East have bagged exclusive deals and benefits for their customers. They also host regular expert and investor events to give you any guidance you need and include your business in an invite-only investorlist. Dedicated desk space membership costs £280+VAT per month and there is also the option for private office space.

Recommended for: Startups, digital businesses

Best bits:

  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Great support for startups
  • Space to relax including a pool table with views over the river
  • Regular socials

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Desklodge

1 Temple Way, Bristol BS2 0BY

Desklodge are one of Bristol’s biggest coworking spaces. With two locations in Old Market and Temple Meads, Desklodge has great transport links as it is close to the train station, as well as Cabot Circus and Castle Park. Desklodge have really fun, creatively designed offices to bring an element of fun to your working day. Being so large, Desklodge have a thriving community and host regular socials and events. Memberships are very flexible, with options for hotdesking, fixed desk rental and private office rental. The fixed desk rental prices range from £260 to £275 a month and have the option to add a business address for £25.

Recommended for: SMEs, freelancers, larger businesses needing to grow

Best bits:

  • Very flexible with the option to even pay by the hour
  • Fun and vibrant office spaces
  • Good transport links

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Redbrick House

6 York Court, Wilder St, Bristol BS2 8QH

Redbrick House is a really cool coworking space because they are a social enterprise and promote socially responsible coworking. Being a social enterprise means that they are not-for-profit, and memberships are very good value for young entrepreneurs and creatives. Rather than focusing on particular industries, Redbrick House has a really diverse community based on community and collaboration. Redbrick house was born out of PAPER CIC, a social enterprise started in 2014 to support young people looking for careers in the creative sector. They have something called the PAPER Arts youth programmes which teach young people enterprise skills so they can develop their businesses. Being a Redbrick House means that you can help give back by supporting young people as mentors or supplementing their income through facilitating workshops.

Recommended for: Freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups, young creatives

Best bits:

  • Social enterprise so memberships are very reasonable and start at £60 a month for 30 hours
  • Opportunity to give back to the community
  • Discounts and local cafes and restaurants
  • Studio space available to hire

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Pollen Place

15-17 Backfields Ln, Bristol BS2 8QW

Pollen Place is absolutely fantastic for everything creative. Based in Stokes Croft, the artist’s quarter, the location is perfect to get creative juices flowing. As well as having colourful coworking studios, the dedicated event space also houses professional photography and green screen facilities. Pollen place was founded by Cat, a freelance graphic designer, and Rog. Cat and Rog are also Creative Director and Managing Director of the Polleni creative agency. This expertise and knowledge of the creative industries makes Pollen Place a fantastic place to work. Their website also has lots of useful information and tips to improve your business. The prices are also very reasonable with a fixed personal desk for £170 a month.

Recommended for: creatives, freelancers

Best bits:

  • Professional photography and green screen facilities
  • A great website with lots of tips
  • Flexible options for studio and event space hire

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Future Space

North Gate, Filton Rd, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8RB

Colocated with the Bristol Robotics Lab at UWE, Future Space is perfect for science and technology businesses. The location means it has links with suppliers, partners and investors in that field; as well as access to cutting edge research and facilities. Future Space has a massive range of spaces available including hot desks, private offices, shared and private labs, and workshops. Memberships are a very reasonable price, starting at £125 per month for a coworking membership. They also have a ‘virtual membership’ option with access to a mailing address, hourly and daily access to the space, and networking events.

Recommended for: tech and science-based businesses and startups

Best bits:

  • Lab space and workshops available for hire
  • Very reasonable pricing and flexible memberships
  • Access to cutting edge research and resources

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Bristol has such a variety of coworking spaces that you can be sure to find a perfect match for you. What’s important is to find a space that suits both you and your industry. Coworking is great because it means you become involved in a community and bounce ideas off people around you. If you have any questions just let us know!