In a brand new feature, we’re highlighting some of the fantastic techie co-working spaces here in the South West. Kicking things off with Space for 10 is Swindon-based workspace, The Workshed.

This hub provides a space for entrepreneurs, pioneers and creative thinkers to innovate, connect and grow. The Workshed prides itself in offering tenants flexibility and convenience making the location ideal for tech and digital businesses looking to grow. If everything sounds so far so good, read on to find out more about The Workshed from Carriage Works Project Manager, Mirabelle Stobbs.

1. Where are you?

Swindon, Railway Village, Heritage Action Zone. In the heart of the Railway Conservation Area.

2. How would you describe your space?

Modern refurbishment of the 1876 Swindon Carriage Works. The heritage backdrop provides a grounding strength from 150 years of hard work and productivity. The modern refurbishment provides up to date facilities and modern comforts.

3. Who will I meet there?

Digital, creative and supporting services companies combine to imagine the possibilities and opportunities of today and tomorrow.

4. Can I bring my team (do you have offices as well as co-working)?

You are very welcome. Offices for 2 up to 10 or 15; loads of co-working areas for micro businesses or those wanting to meet in the middle, cubicles for quiet calls, break-out and event spaces and more.

5. Is there somewhere for me to meet clients

Yes, meeting rooms, but there are lots of informal spaces, kitchens, pods and hideaways for something less formal.

6. Do you run any events?

We are working on an events calendar with a variety of funded business support providers. Heritage open days and the possibility of Shed talks to come.

7. What are the perks?

No minimum licence period, easy-in/easy-out agreements, all-incl. prices with bills and 1Gig internet, 24/7 and flexible access arrangement; a stone’s throw from train station and massive car parks.

8. What makes your space different?

Workshed is set in solid industrial heritage, sitting on a key transport node between London, Bristol, east and west, Le Havre and Penrith. Kitted out for startups, young and high-growth digital and creative businesses, it’s a place where connection and collaboration work wonders.

9. How much is it to be based there?

Co-working packages start at £30/month for micro business, offices from £625 to £3250/month. Meeting rooms available on hourly, half day / day or weekly events rates depending on your needs.

10. How do I find out more?

Email us at info@theworkshed.co.uk – you can also take a virtual tour here!

Lucy Paine

Lucy heads up TechSPARK Swindon and Wiltshire - bringing together the tech community in the area by building collaborative networks and delivering events and knowledge sharing platforms. She enjoys identifying, creating and nurturing collaborations in business with experience in payments, education, technical, training - it's all about people.