by Caroline Hamilton / Business Manager

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5th Feb 2020

There has been a dramatic rise in coworking spaces across the globe during the past ten years. Data from Statista estimates that the number of people working in coworking spaces worldwide is predicted to grow to 2.28 million in 2020 – almost 128 times higher than it was a decade ago! So how do you find the best coworking option for your business?

Before deciding on the best coworking space for you, it’s important to understand what exactly you want from a membership. Be sure to ask the following questions before you commit to a decision:

  1. Can I see a tenant list?– Can you identify any businesses or freelancers that you could collaborate with to grow your business? Could other tenants become potential clients? Does the tenant mix interest you and are these businesses likely to fit your own business ethos and style?
  2. How do people get to your workspace? – is the location convenient for you, your employees and your clients? Is there good public transport and affordable parking options?
  3. What’s happening beside work?– Is there an in-house gym to improve your staff’s wellbeing? What does the events programme look like? Could being in this space benefit you socially and professionally and help your staff collaborate and feel part of something much bigger?
  4. What package is right for me? – Think about how often you will use the space. Will you be there part time or full time?  Do you want to use the same desk every visit or are you happy to move around the space? Do you feel your work requires privacy and therefore a private office?   Do you need to access meeting rooms for meetings? Will you need to bring in guests regularly? Answers to all these questions will help you identify the right package for you.
  5. Can I have a tour? –it’s important to get a feel for the space and meet the community hosts before committing to a membership, so take the time to explore your options.

Based in Bristol? Origin Workspace have membership options to suit all needs

We saw a couple of different options when we were looking for office space, but what stood out to us about Origin Workspace was the quality of the space; the finish was head and shoulders above anything else we saw. – Matt Brooks, Manifesto, Origin Workspace member

Lounge Membership

Don’t need a dedicated desk or private office but looking for a space to hold meetings and drop-in to do some work? A lounge membership at Origin Workspace is made for you.

  • From £90 pcm
  • 10 days per month members’ lounge access
  • Community with access to events and like-minded people
  • Super-fast WiFi
  • Unlimited tea & coffee
  • Member portal
  • Connect card
  • Optional add-ons include storage & lockers, gym membership, guest pass
  • Best for: casual meetings, remote workers, business travellers

Hot Desk

Our Hot Desk membership is perfect for those looking for all the benefits of a professional coworking space but want a bit more flexibility to fit around their life. As part of your membership, you will also have use of Origin Workspace’s stylish members’ lounge, a great space to hold informal meetings.

  • From £190 pcm
  • 10 days per month building access
  • Community with access to events and likeminded people
  • Super-fast WiFi + printing services
  • Unlimited tea & coffee
  • Member portal
  • Connect card
  • Optional add-ons include storage & lockers, gym membership, guest pass
  • Best for: freelancers, small business owners, remote workers

When I first approached Origin Workspace I was looking for a solo hot desk. However, my business is gaining traction and I’ve needed to hire quickly.  This meant that in the first month of being here I renegotiated my membership and upgraded to a cellular office to accommodate my growing team. – Francis Ondoro, True Positive, Origin Workspace Member

Dedicated desk

For small business owners or freelancers looking for more stability, our dedicated desks are ideal. This membership gives you a specific desk within our coworking space, so you won’t need to worry about finding a desk during the busy periods. It also includes lockable storage meaning that you don’t need to lug your business around on a daily basis.And, as a dedicated Origin Workspace member, we make sure all the wider benefits are included too.

  • From £368 pcm
  • A dedicated desk space with lockable storage
  • Unlimited building access
  • Community with access to events and likeminded people
  • Super-fast WiFi and printing services
  • Unlimited tea & coffee
  • Member portal
  • Connect card
  • Optional add-ons include gym membership, desk phone, guest pass
  • Best for: freelancers, small business owners, remote workers

When I decided to set up my own business, I imagined that I would be working at home and in cafés around town, which isn’t very productive for me.  Being here and having an office and a desk surrounded by other businesses has been amazing. – Emma Durkin, Where The Wild Is, Origin Workspace member

Cellular Office Space

If you want your team to feel part of something much bigger but want the privacy a leased office space, our cellular offices are the perfect fit. The private offices can cater for teams of various sizes and we will work with you to create a layout that works for you. Even better, you don’t need to worry about your team expanding, we can even look at adjusting it for you as you grow.

  • From £468 pppcm
  • Dedicated secure office
  • Unlimited building access
  • Reception and post-handling service
  • Gym membership including all classes
  • Community with access to events and likeminded people
  • Super-fast WiFi
  • All Origin Workspace Membership perks
  • Optional add-ons include additional storage, guest pass, telephones
  • Best for: teams of 1-16, satellite offices, agencies

We already had offices in London and Dubai and decided to set up in Bristol too. Being a small team here, the coworking space at Origin Workspace is perfect for a new GSA office to collaborate and be part of a bigger community. It’s a bonus that everything is taken care of for you, so we can focus on our work! – Sadia Ghazanfar, Training Specialist, GSA

 

If you would like to find out more about Origin Workspace’s membership options, I would love to show you around. Simply fill out our quick show round form to book your preferred time and I look forward to discussing how a coworking space can help your business grow.

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