9 of Bristol’s Best Technology Workspaces
If you’re a freelance coder or developer, or even if you run a startup AI, augmented reality or even robotics, you have no shortage of tech workspaces to choose from in Bristol. Here are a few of the best.
1. Redbrick House
Redbrick House on York Court is in a convenient central location, and it is one of the most popular coworking spaces in Bristol.
This not-for-profit space is run by PAPER Arts, and it is a social enterprise that helps young creatives to get started in their careers. They put part of their profits towards training, mentoring and internships, so when you work here, you are contributing to the good work they do.
The three-storey working space comprises meeting rooms, a training area and plenty of desks. You can enjoy unlimited tea and coffee, and there’s also a good community with events, workshops, pub trips and more.
Desklodge on Temple Way is set in a historic building, and it’s another very popular choice in Bristol. It comprises two storeys of desks and private offices, and it has a fun and quirky style – it even has a Doctor Who phone box.
Because it is near to Temple Meads Station, it’s easy to reach by train. They also have lots of social events and workshops so you can get to meet other people.
Framework on King Street is one of the newest spaces in Bristol. Set in a Grade II listed building, it’s a green and spacious workspace that targets creatives and people working in tech like designers and coders.
You can run events in the space, and it also has regular workshops on topics like AI. Free tea and coffee are provided, and it also has a library, lounge and meeting rooms.
4. Pollen Place
Pollen Place on Backfields Lane in the hip area of Stokes Croft is a great little coworking space for creative types and entrepreneurs. The office space provides you with a place to concentrate, and large desks offer plenty of room to get your work done. It also offers storage, photography and distribution services.
5. Runway East
Runway East is located on Victoria Street, but another location is opening in December. The huge windows looking out over the river and Castle Park provide a stunning view that is a great setting to get some work done. It also has a lounge, roof terrace and cafe to grab some food.
Free coffee is served, and there is even a swing and table tennis when you need a break, making it a fun place to work and meet people.
6. Engine Shed
Engine Shed is a popular incubator in Bristol that is located at Station Approach. This award-winning space is ideal for tech startups, and it provides offices, shared desks, meeting rooms and a lounge inside a Grade 1 listed building.
It has great travel connections because it is close to Temple Meads Station, so it’s a good option if you are travelling from outside the city. Overall, it’s an excellent place to work if you want to enjoy networking and collaboration opportunities.
7. 77 Stokes Croft
77 Stokes Croft is located in the creative centre of the city, an area popular with artists and creative types. This space is a great option for freelancers and entrepreneurs, and it’s located just 10 minutes from the city centre.
It’s a good place to connect with other people and develop collaboration opportunities. It has a lounge, street parking and free tea and coffee.
8. Bristol and Bath Science Park
Bristol and Bath Science Park at Dirac Crescent has hot desks, coworking spaces, virtual offices and more. It’s a big and modern space that is popular with tech and science businesses. It’s known for being a leading centre of research and development, and it also has laboratories if you need them.
9. Bristol VR Lab
Bristol VR Lab on Leadworks is a specialised space for coworking for people in VR and AR, making it a great place to meet people in these sectors. It’s perfect for making connections and collaborating on projects. You can also find out about the latest opportunities and jobs.
Even better, it provides access to all the latest equipment and gear, and you can take advantage of the many talks and events held here.
Find Your Workspace
If you’re looking for a workspace where you can spend a few hours, days or weeks every month, you’re spoilt for choice in Bristol. But this list is just the start and there are many other places you can try. Our advice? Pick one and give it a go. You can always visit a few, and it won’t take you long to find your favourite.