We’re highlighting some of the fantastic techie co-working spaces here in the South West. Today we’re featuring The Old Fire Station – you can find more on the TechSPARK Swindon and Wiltshire site, such as our recent feature with White Horse Enterprise Centre.

The Old Fire Station offers a great mixture of heritage, character, and some unique office space in the centre of Salisbury.  The transformation of the building keeps the character but has allowed us to create 7 single desk and 9 two desk spaces, along with two fabulous meeting rooms that can hold up to 40 theatre style. And no, they don’t know where the Fire man Pole was!

1. Where are you?

We are in Salt Lane, next door to Tinga (most people know the venue in the city) close to three car parks and only 10 walk from Central Car Park. Less than 5 minutes from the centre of Salisbury.

2. How would you describe your space?

A great friendly venue and building that keeps it charm and offers a friendly space with quirky style.  A great mix of rooms, networking space with sofas to chat, and kitchen for refreshments.

3. Who will I meet there?

A great mix of creative, young, exciting, and energetic businesses and staff.  From 3D, Architecture, Technical Publishing, and construction.

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

Of course – you let us know what space you require as we can match with office space, meeting room or co-worker’s room.  

5. Is there somewhere for me to meet clients

Yes most definitely we have the Pump Room (20 Boardroom), Control Room (10 Boardroom) as well as option for a two desk office that can be used if available.  We also have a fabulous outside Yard complete with art installation, and the networking area.

6. Do you run any events?

Yes we do and we have a number of external companies that run amazing workshops and events.  Always check out our website, facebook page as well as Eventbrite!

7. What are the perks?

Like any building or office, it’s the people that really make it work – we have a great bunch of tenants and staff.  We are so close to the Market Square and various area of refreshment, shops or just a stroll around the Cathedral Close.  Renting space here allows you to really know your overheads as extra costs as each office is a set charge for 24/7 access, secure, post box and business address.  We offer flexible terms, and you get great WIFI and place to work!

8. What makes your space different?

A unique building with character as well as the people. This is not just a business space and office but a Business Community -this is often seen when tenants sit in our networking area over lunch to catch up! Flexible and fun space to encourage your business to grow and for you to feel comfortable and confident.

9. How much is it to be based there?

Our prices start at £25 for a standalone Post Box. Offices start at only £7.84 a day – so cost of a basic lunch! Come along and let’s discuss what space options will suit you.

10. How do I find out more?

You can call us on 01722 567345 or email us at TheOldfirestation@theenterprisecentre.co.uk and we would love to set up a chat over a coffee and show you around.

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.