Co-working is the latest trend within the business world, being an ideal way for budding entrepreneurs and enthusiastic start-ups to come together to support and assist one another in a neutral yet practical space. The following East London venues could all be utilised for just such an occasion.
Located at city of London, Cocoon Networks London provides multi-functional event spaces perfect for co-working. They also have advanced AV equipment installed and the space can be separated into two rooms and accommodate events ranging from 40 to 400 people. The space is a short walk from both Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations, making it easily accessible.
Wallacespace offers flexible, modern and well-appointed spaces along a retro, space-race theme. Benefitting from lots of natural light, these dynamic spaces have been used for all manner of corporate and creative events. Great food will keep everyone fuelled, whilst the general ‘can do’ attitude is perfectly suited to the notion of co-working. The capacity allows for up to 200 people, and the nearest transport links include the likes of Liverpool Street and Aldgate East.
CodeNode is the largest venue for hire in the City of London area. With a range of flexible spaces to their name, an in-house events team with more than twelve years of experience, a generous capacity of 400 and handy extras that include fast, reliable Wi-Fi and top quality AV facilities, the benefit of opting to hold a co-working event here seems to be a no brainer. Both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations are mere minutes away, meaning it’s also well connected to the rest of London.
Found in the creative hub that is Shoreditch and Hoxton, Unit 5 is a versatile, open-plan warehouse venue that comes, essentially, as a blank canvas. This is ideal if you wanted the opportunity to kit the space out according to your own precise specification, tailoring the style, layout and facilities to suit the occasion. Hire also includes use of a substantial outdoor area, complete with a marquee and additional seating, keeping your options open to an even greater extent.
Off Quay boasts an impressive 8000 square feet of event space in all. This is split between a number of different areas which can be hired individually or all-in-one, including the main open-plan event space (complete with vast windows for plenty of natural light), a photography studio, rehearsal rooms ideal as breakaway spaces and for meetings, a screening room that could perhaps be utilised for presentations and a café space for when you’ve earned a much-needed break.
Designed by award-winning architect Alex Meitlis, Shoreditch Platform is a truly one-of-a-kind loft space that has, as its most distinguishing feature, a bold and arresting mural that covers the entirety of not just the walls, but the floor as well. Vibrant and full of energy, it’s sure to get the creative juices flowing, with the lounge space coming with a bar, kitchen, sound system, lights and furniture, for up to a total of 200 people in all. Hoxton is the nearest rail link, being reachable in little more than five minutes.