Regularly topping The Sunday Times’s ‘best city to live in in the UK’ list, no wonder there are so many coworking location in Bristol for businesses and individuals to choose from. If you’re a freelancer or a scaling business owner looking for collaborative working environments, there are a number of factors you’ll want to consider.
From the best locations in Bristol to suit you and your clients, to the facilities and networking opportunities provided, we’ve outlined some of the coworking locations available, including those secret spots where you can pitch up with a laptop and soak up some creative atmosphere.
Home to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Zoo along with a host of boutiques, cafes and restaurants, Clifton is one of Bristol’s most popular suburbs. It’s also home to our coworking space, which is located at the top of stylish Park Street, with easy access to central Bristol. Our roof terrace overlooks Brandon Hill and Bristol University, providing our members with the perfect place to find headspace.
The area surrounding Bristol’s main railway station – Temple Meads – is perfect for regular commuters or those living outside Bristol looking for a centrally-located working environment. It’s home to a great selection of coffee shops – our favourite is Heart’s Bakery – and a number of co-working spaces.
Home to the Bristol and Bath Science Park, BS16 is great for small businesses with big ambitions who are looking for a sight that can grow with them. It’s also conveniently located just off the M4 with easy access to the M32 and M5 junctions. Although ideal for those who can drive, the park also prides itself on providing low-carbon transport solutions, with regular bus links, showers for cyclists, electric car charging points and even a hybrid car that can be hired out.
This new development near Bristol’s Harbourside has brought fresh energy to a previously barren patch, opening up a thoroughfare between South and Central Bristol. The Cargo provides contemporary spaces for artisan retailers, cafés and restaurants to thrive. Turn up with your laptop and take your pick of aesthetically uplifting spaces, tasty treats and gorgeous views.
An old favourite with freelancers, the spacious café on the first floor of this popular arthouse cinema is a great place to work and meet. It has views overlooking the harbour, a tasty menu, and usefully situated charging points. If you stay until twilight when the lights sparkle on the water, you can switch your coffee for a soothing glass of wine, and top off the day with a thought-provoking movie.
North Street, the centre of Bristol’s hip hub Southville, is heaving with extract coffee roasters and artisan bakers – if you’re looking for nourishing food and an entrepreneurial atmosphere, you can’t go wrong. It’s also only a stone’s throw away from Wapping Wharf and the Harbourside so once you’ve finished exploring the quiet streets of Southville, you can take a walk over Gaol Ferry Bridge to the waterside neighbourhood.
If you are looking for a co-working or flexible working space in Bristol for your business, book a showround today or contact a member of our team to see what a working day looks like at Origin Workspace.