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Coworking spaces in Leeds for freelancers and entrepreneurs

by | Apr 26, 2021 | Running a business

In the past decade, Leeds and its surrounding areas have become a thriving hot spot for new industries. Leeds city centre has evolved into one of the biggest hubs in the UK for IT, Cyber, Fintech, Medtech, marketing, and design.
With an increasing demand for creative and digital talent, the local freelancing community has grown by leaps and bounds and along with it, the co-working culture of the north.
Today, coworking spaces provide much more than just a desk to connect your laptop to. They actually bring clever minds and wonderful people together, providing a comfortable surface to be inspired, grow and feel part of a vibrant business community.

Covid-19

As the UK emerges out of its third Coronavirus lockdown and coworking spaces reopen their gates, we’ve decided to prepare a quick guide to help you get familiar with some of the best hubs in the area.

Why Leeds?

Well, this is only a first in a series of blog posts about the thriving, coworking industry, so more will follow.
That said, Clever Accounts is a proud Yorkshire based brand and we are always happy to show our support for local businesses and the freelancing community as a whole.

Coworking Spaces in Leeds

City Center – LS1 & LS2
Bruntwood – The Platform

Located next door to Leeds train station and at the heart of the city centre, the Platform’s tech hub accommodates a robust group of digital and entrepreneurial talent.
It hosts flexible work areas, supported by a fast broadband connection, large meeting rooms, coworking spaces with shared or dedicated workstations, a lounge and a rooftop view of Leeds city centre. More details about spaces and fees can be found here.

Covid guidance

Coworking guidelines are available here.

Hub location

New Station St, Leeds LS1 4JB

Avenue-HQ – East Parade

Hosted by a Grade-ll listed building, Avenue-HQ is a 5 floor (dog-friendly) office space, located on East Parade at the heart of Leeds city centre. This beautiful freelance hub offers hot-desk or dedicated workstations with 24 hours access, fast broadband connection, meeting rooms, members parking, bar service and a rooftop view of Leeds’ iconic Town Hall, which may go well with an afternoon pint…

Spaces and fees

Flex Desk: £150 per month
Resident Desk: £280 per month

Covid guidance

Coworking guidelines are available here.

Hub location

10-12 E Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH

WIZU

With 3 city centre prime locations and based in the Leeming Building – a local historic landmark, Wizu offers flexible pricing for hot-desking or a dedicated workstation, private phone booths, showers, bicycle storage, complimentary breakfast on weekdays, local discounts and beer and pizza nights. And to top all of that goodness, WIZO’s new starters get 2 Free Tester Days of co-working.

Spaces and fees

Hot Desk: £50+VAT per month
Dedicated Desk: £225+VAT per month

Covid guidance

Co-working guidelines are available here.

Hubs location

The Leeming Building, Ludgate Hill, Leeds, LS2 7HZ
32 Park Cross Street, Leeds, LS1 2QH
46 Park Place, Leeds LS1 2RY

No. 1 Air Street

A modern Art Deco office spaces, located right next to Leeds train station. Some of the perks for members include private phone booths, showers, bicycle storage and a roof garden.

Spaces and fees

Coworking – Lounge: £150 per month
Coworking – Dedicated desk: £250 per month

Covid guidance

Co-working guidelines are available here.

Hub location

Address: 1 Aire Street, Leeds LS1 4PR

City Center – LS2 & LS3
Workspace Hub

This city centred hub offers 5 packages of flexible workspaces.
Depending on your service plan, some of the perks included are:
A 500MB of broadband connection, complimentary tea and coffee, parking, onsite lockers and shower facilities, 24 hours access to your desk, reception and secretarial support and more.

Spaces and fees

Virtual Office: £35 per month
Plug ‘N’ Play: £30 up to 20 hours a week
Co-Working Desk: £150 per month
Private Office: £350 per month
Meeting Space: £20 per hour

Hubs location

Hub’s Location: 118 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
Hub’s Location: St. Andrew’s St, LS3 1LF

City Centre – South Bank
Duke Studios

An award-winning coworking space, established by creators for creators.
Laura Wellington and James Abbott-Donnelly have founded this inspiring hub to offer a different kind of workspace for those who look for it.
Duke Studios provides coworking spaces, desk rentals, virtual office service and studio spaces with machine cutting services for designers.

Spaces and fees

Coworking space: £130 per month
Desk rental: £275 per month
Studio space: £490 per month

Covid guidance

Coworking guidelines are available here.

Hub location

3 Sheaf St, Leeds LS10 1HD

North Leeds
GRAFT – Meanwood

Located in north Leeds (5-10 minutes drive from the city centre), GRAFT offers flexible and affordable plans for ‘hotdesking’, part-time or full-time workspace rental.
Some other benefits include complimentary tea and coffee, fibre-optic broadband and free passes for guests.

Spaces and fees

Hotdesking: £10 per day
Part-Time Desk Rental: £100 per month
Full-Time Desk Rental: £200 per month

Hub location

Unit 1, 8a Stonegate Road, LS6 3NL
*April 2021 update: GRAFT are currently offering a 25% discount for all their workspace plans.

East Leeds
WORKWELL – Carrwood Park

This modern coworking hub in the rural, green area of east Leeds, incorporates an elegant, Biophilic design that aims to produce a cleaner airflow and a more relaxed office environment.
Additionally, their extensive list of perks for members includes a concierge service, dedicated housekeeping, complimentary teas and coffees, catering options, audio and video conferencing services with a fast and secure broadband connection and a virtual office service.

Spaces and co-work options

The WorkHub
The Lounge

Covid guidance

Hub location

Swillington Common Farm, Selby Road, Leeds LS15 4LG

West Leeds
Castleton Mill – Armley

Located in one of Leeds great industrial revolution landmarks, Castleton Mill was transformed and repurposed in 2013 to a contemporary workspace for Leeds creators and the local creative community.
The Grade II listed building offers 4 floors of shared studio spaces, hot-desking and meeting areas with a lovely view of the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
Other perks include 24hr access to your studio or desk, high-speed internet, postal address service, onsite showers, cycle and visitor parking

Monthly Fee

£180 per month

Hub location

Castleton Mill, Castleton Close, LS12 2DS

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