The demand for coworking spaces in Edinburgh will always be high, with the city being one of the world’s most economically powerful. The last decade has also seen Edinburgh named as the best ‘large city for foreign direct investment strategy’ and the best ‘large European city of the future’.
With that in mind, it is no surprise that coworking spaces make up an essential part of the business culture in the Scottish capital. Read on a little more and see some of our favourite coworking spaces in Edinburgh.
First on our list of coworking spaces in Edinburgh is the ‘local startup hub’ TechCube. Based just on the edge of The Meadows park and around a mile from the city centre, this coworking venue is aligned to support the work of small businesses, tech workers and creative types within the city’s Summerhall Art Complex.
The facility being open all hours is a real incentive for workaholics and makes it one of the more popular spaces to work in Edinburgh.
Facilities: Fibre Optic Internet, Secure Bike Storage, 24 Hour Access, Meeting Rooms.
Nearest Transport Facilities: Edinburgh Bus Station (2 miles), Waverley Train Station (2 miles), Haymarket Train Station (3 miles).
The team at Co-Work:Schop believes the affordable prices and flexible terms they offer make their coworking spaces the most sought after in Edinburgh. Their offices are based in what were formerly Victorian shops, which give their spaces a quirky yet traditional vibe unlike any other coworking space in Edinburgh.
The spaces can be found on St Mary’s Street and Grindlay Street. These are within one mile of each other and either side of the Edinburgh Castle.
Facilities: High Speed Internet, Printing & Photocopying, Communal Kitchen, Lockers, Meeting Rooms.
Prices: St Mary’s Street – £49/week + VAT, Grindlay Street – £225/month + VAT.
Nearest Transport Facilities: Waverley Train Station (0.5 miles), Edinburgh Bus Station (1 mile), Haymarket Train Station (3 miles).
Address: 36 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX.
‘Combing Classic and Contemporary’ is how the people at Spaces describe their office space on Lochrin Square in Edinburgh. They believe the vibe they have created enables the space to flourish. Innovators, whether they be small business employees or entrepreneurs, can work alongside each other, creating a hard-working, energetic community.
Spaces also host networking events all year round, within well-known West End District of Edinburgh, which is full of fine-dining restaurants and places to socialise.
Their success is evident, as Spaces actually have coworking offices in locations all over Europe. The Edinburgh Spaces office, however, has 28 dedicated desks, over 100 private offices, breakout areas, 8 parking spots and 4 meetings rooms.
Facilities: Meeting Rooms, Parking Spots, Disability Access, Breakout Areas, Superfast Wi-Fi.
Nearest Transport Options: Haymarket Train Station (2 miles), Waverley Train Station (2 miles), Edinburgh Bus Stations (2 miles).
Prices: Range from £93 to £250 per person / per month. Meeting Rooms are £49 /hour.
4. Tribe Porty
Suited to the way freelancers, start-ups and flexi-workers operate, the Tribe Porty coworking space in Edinburgh is based just a short walk from the Portobello beach and city coastline. There are many different options one could take when working at the Tribe Porty office. Professionals can opt to either book an office or studio, work from a permeant desk or choose to hot desk.
There are 30 studio/office spaces and permanent desks altogether, which can be accessed 24/7, but must be booked on a 12-month minimum contract.
Facilities: Fibre Optic Broadband, Kitchen Facilities, Meeting Rooms, Social Lunches, 24 Hour Access.
Nearest Transport Options: Brunstane Train Station (1 mile), Newcraighall Train Station (2 miles), Musselburgh Train Station (3 miles).
Prices: Studios £250-£950 p/month, Permanent Desks £190 p/month, Hot Desks £30-£150p/month.
5. Kingsford Business Club
The Kingsford Business Club coworking space in Edinburgh offers many ways to work, encouraging business thinkers to benefit from the ‘features of a professional office but without the commitment of a permanent office space’.
Kingsford has three different serviced offices dotted across Edinburgh. However, the main coworking space is on Dublin Street in the city centre, just outside Edinburgh New Town.
All of the facilities are included within each of the three membership packages. Their website is also clear about its COVID compliance, which is vital to the working professional in the current climate.
Facilities: Superfast Wi-Fi, Printing & Stationery, COVID-19 Secure, Tea & Coffee.
Nearest Transport Options: Edinburgh Bus Station (0.5 miles), Edinburgh Waverley Train Station (0.7 miles), Haymarket Train Station (1 mile).
Prices: Ranging from £125 – £295 p/month + VAT.
Address: 26 Dublin Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6NN.
6. The Melting Pot
Some may have expected The Melting Pot coworking space in Edinburgh to be one of the first we’d mention in this list, considering it was one of the first of its kind to open in the world.
However, after first opening their doors in 2007, 13 years later in October 2020 it was decided that the space would move to a new location in Edinburgh city centre in 2021. Now the company’s focus is on completing a massive research project. This is aimed to find out what workers actually want from a brand new coworking space in Edinburgh. It was previously one of the most popular spaces to work in the city, so literally, watch this space!
If you are travelling to the Scottish capital for business, and perhaps end up working in one of these coworking spaces and need somewhere to stay, get in touch a member of the SITU team to learn more about serviced apartments in Edinburgh.
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Call (0)1392 690 079 today or visit our website to find out more about how we can help you find the right serviced accommodation for you.