The popularity of co-working has increased in recent years as more working spaces have become available to start-ups, freelancers and corporate companies. Market researchers project that there will be 21,306 co- working spaces worldwide by the end of 2019. Large corporations choosing the new workspaces over leased offices, as well as small businesses. HSBC has moved 300 of its staff into coworking spaces. Microsoft and IBM have also chosen to have some of their employees work from co- working spaces. 1.9 million people are predicted to be working in co-working spaces worldwide by the end of 2019. We have picked a few of the most popular spaces in Hackney so you can decide which one works best for your business.
FIRST CO-WORKING SPACE IN HACKNEY
The Trampery, a social enterprise that funnels profits back into supporting its 500-business member community, was the first co- working space in Hackney; opening its first workspace at Dereham Place in 2009. They currently have two workspaces in East London: The Trampery Old Street and The Trampery on the Gantry at Here East, which had its official launch in February, attended by The Trampery’s Patron, HRH The Duke of York.
The Trampery on the Gantry is a vertical village of sustainable studios for Hackney Wick’s creative community. Each studio at The Trampery on the Gantry includes 24-hour access with a personalised intercom, high- speed internet, a sink, electric heating, as well as both shower facilities and secure bike parking on-site. The Trampery Old Street has a 50-desk shared workspace, housing an energetic community of emerging entrepreneurs & small businesses. Like many co-working spaces The Trampery venues also host events and workshops. thetrampery.com
Areaworks, Hoxton, is located next to Regents Canal where SMEs, start-ups and freelancers can gather to work. They have 28 full-time working desks and 56 flexible desks in their historic building. It opens from 9am to 6pm with 24-hour access available on request. Areaworks currently has a branch in Manor House and one in Shoreditch will be open soon. Daily hire, causal membership, and flexible desk are options. You can have your drink at the roof terrace that has insta- worthy views across London. areaworks.com
Based in London Fields Work.Life is a workspace for freelancers, start-ups and SMEs. They have different membership levels you can sign up for to make the most of the space and facilities, from super flexible pay as you go hot- desking to private offices.
The memberships include 7-day-a-week access to all WL locations, fast internet, meetings rooms, printing, weekly wellness days, and collaborative working opportunities. work.life
SECOND HOME LONDON FIELDS
Second Home has private studios for teams of 1 to 130, and permanent spaces for individuals and teams of up to 100. All spaces are filled with plants and trees. Membership benefits include: five-days free access each month to all sister Second Home spaces in London, Lisbon and LA, an on- site nursery run by N Nursery & Family Club, showers with Malin+Goetz products and fresh towels, and more. The event spaces also host talks and workshops for members which run throughout the year. secondhome.io
THE TRAMPERY ON THE GANTRY OFFERS DISCOUNT FOR HACKNEY MAGAZINE READERS: Double-storey studios at 760 square feet will be offered at £1500/ month for the first three Hackney Magazine readers who apply. firstname.lastname@example.org