The Best Coworking Spaces In Birmingham

Birmingham has an incredible past, plenty of gorgeous architecture, a vibrant foodie scene, and one of the biggest shopping areas outside of London. With such an amazing economy, transport system and a wide range of attractions and opportunities, it is no wonder so many people choose to live and visit bustling Birmingham.

If you’re starting a business or you’re an SME without a base, then you’ll be interested to know that Birmingham is a bit of an entrepreneurial hub. With transformed factories and industrial spaces galore, there are a wide range of coworking spaces within the city, all offering great perks and facilities to suit all business needs.

Would you like to know all about the local hot desks and meeting rooms for rent? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best coworking spaces in Birmingham and what they have to offer.

The Best Coworking Spaces In Birmingham

Custard Factory

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Where?

Digbeth

What’s On Offer?

The Custard Factory is at the heart of the creative and digital industry and community in Birmingham, and in the West Midlands overall. Placed within a massive 15 acres of renovated riverside factories, you can expect lots of flexible spaces, leases and communal areas to take advantage of amongst like-minded people.

Who Goes There?

All the creatives and tech entrepreneurs who want to be at the heart of their community.

Decor Style

Industrial, clean, minimalist.

Costs

Further information, including costs is available on request.

Perks

Being part of a community that is supportive and tight-knit. You’ll also be rubbing shoulders with a range of inspiring startups, as well as established businesses like ASOS. Also, there’s a cinema on site, which is pretty cool.


The Moseley Exchange

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Where?
Central Moseley Village

What’s On Offer?
If you ever, as a person without permanent business premises, wanted that friendly warm office environment, you will get it here. All are welcome, across multiple industries providing a huge range of flexible working facilities to suit your needs.

Who Goes There?
Everybody who wants a vibrant, networking environment that feels welcoming and friendly.

Decor Style
Smart, simple and no frills.

Costs
There are a few different plans for those wanting to begin coworking. Currently you can get:

  • 16 hours of hot desking per month for £35
  • 40 hours of hot desking per month for £60
  • Unlimited hours using the coworking space for £109
  • Coworking plus which gives you all the benefits of the unlimited hours plan, plus your own dedicated desk, for £155 a month

All plans include different levels of extras too.

Perks?
Printing facilities, workshops, networking events and an incredibly supportive environment.

The Old Print Works

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Where?
Balsall Heath

What’s On Offer?
A gorgeous bright, airy space perfect for makers, artists, musicians, business startups and anybody wanting to innovate, in a stunning heritage building.

Who Goes There?
All kinds of innovators and entrepreneurs, but it is a bit of a hub for creatives overall.

Decor Style
Big, bright, airy and industrial.

Costs
Workspaces are advertised as they become available and can cost as little as £150 a month plus service charges. Coworking spaces work on a monthly basis at around £35 on a hot desking basis.

Perks?
The space has a huge focus on sustainability, community and wellbeing, so you’re in good company if you care about those things too. There’s also free WIFI, a great community cafe, free tea and coffee and printing services.

Innovation

innovation-coworking-space

Where?
Holt Street

What’s On Offer?
Various coworking opportunities and packages in a smart, traditional office space. Members can enjoy office rental, serviced offices, leased offices and even virtual membership for a selection of prices, with options for all budgets.

Who Goes There?
It’s quite the dynamic vibe, with all kinds of tech entrepreneurs, well-connected professionals and startup innovations in one space. It’s a hub for business, with no particular industry type being the most common here.

Decor Style
Traditional office space with an open-plan layout.

Costs
There are various services on offer at Innovation and all are priced differently. You can expect to pay:

From £50 a month for virtual membership
From £145 a month for hot desk access
From £195 a month for a dedicated desk
From £250 per person for a serviced office of up to 12 people

The company does pride themselves on flexible options for different business needs, so if you have specific coworking requirements, it could be worth speaking to them about that.

Perks?
Free access to over 140 events and resources and cute additions to certain spaces, like ping pong tables.

Alpha Works

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Where?
Alpha Tower, near New Street Station

What’s On Offer?
A clean and sophisticated range of spaces with plenty of great facilities. You can benefit from a flexible event space, printing services, quiet rooms, phone booths, meeting rooms, kitchens, coffee bars and speedy internet.

Who Goes There?
Entrepreneurs and business folk sick of the annoyance of working in coffee shops, or at home. All industries mix here, to form a vibrant and relaxed working environment with like-minded people.

Decor Style
Think geometric patterns, slick and smart furniture, clean lines, and epic views.

Costs
Costs are excellent if you’re on a budget, or if you don’t want to commit to anything too long-term. At Alphaworks you can expect to pay:

From £10 a day for hot desking
From £300 a month for your own desk and secure storage
Your own private office from £375 a month

Perks?
There’s free tea, coffee, filtered water and fruit.

Regus Business Lounges

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Where?
Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham Airport, Additional Locations Across Birmingham

What’s On Offer?
A huge variety of office facilities, including co-working and hot desking opportunities in a smart and highly affordable setting. This is a practical setting for those who want to get things done, cutting out the social aspect of co-working some would rather avoid.

Who Goes There?
Lots of international business-people, professionals and SME owners.

Decor Style
Think smart and chic budget hotel, as an office.

Costs
You can call for a specific quote, but prices on average start at £101 per month with savings to be made on longer contracts. You can also rent a desk by the house or the day if you want to.

Perks?
There is a kitchen area and the facilities to make coffee, plus a wide range of additional facilities like serviced offices if you choose to upgrade.

BioHub

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Where?
Birmingham Research Park

What’s On Offer?
A rather unique coworking space that’s kind of futuristic in its vibe and innovation. It has a direct focus on companies and startups related to life sciences. Here you will have access to labs and equipment you may otherwise not have access to.
Those who are eligible for the help of the hub can also enjoy hot desks 24/7 and completely free support and guidance as you grow.

Who Goes There?
Early stage life science companies.

Decor Style
Smart, modern, clean.

Costs
There are a wide range of services, including virtual offices, laboratory access, events and more. The service is operated on a monthly flat fee and you can find out more on request.

Perks?
There are huge perks with the BioHub if you qualify, with lots of free guidance and information from the team.

Boxxed

Where?
Digbeth

What’s On Offer?
The major feature of Boxxed is a huge 10,000 square foot warehouse space which can be used for a range of events. In addition, the venue serves as a business incubator.
The company takes equity in return for business support and connections. For coworkers, there’s a space with heating, WIFI, meeting spaces, printing services and a vibrant community.

Who Goes There?
Anybody can use Boxxed but tech startups tend to be a bulk of the crowd here.

Decor Style
Bright, modern, loft/ warehouse.

Costs
Costs are available on request.

Perks?
Lots of free tea and coffee to help you through those ‘need a matchstick to hold your lids open’ times.

More Great Coworking Spaces In Birmingham

Above are some of the best coworking spaces in Birmingham, and here are some more great options to look into.

  • Grosvenor House
  • The Loft Workspace
  • Impact Hub
  • The Engine

A Final Thought

“Coworking is all about community, but I believe the ‘work’ part of coworking should be as attractive as the ‘co’ part.” – Jerome Chang

The spaces listed above are just some of the amazing coworking spaces available in bright and bustling Birmingham. By choosing the best space to work on your new venture, you can increase your chances of getting ahead in your industry.

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Hello, I'm Jess and I take care of all of the imagery we use here at Spacehop. Although I'm not as tech savvy as some of the other here, I have worked in HR for several years, so you'll probably hear me imparting some of my wisdom here on occasion.

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