In a work-slump? Try these co-working spaces in Leeds
Words by Lauren Entwistle
As the working year kicks in and we shrug off the slump that’s almost left us from the holidays, it can be difficult to get back into that productive rhythm. “Co-working spaces” have become a bit of a thing lately, which offers people a more flexible, collaborative space in which to work – an alternative space other than the home and office where you can go about your business. If that sounds like it could be up your alley, here are some great co-working spaces in and around Leeds:
Left Bank Leeds
Left Bank is open for co-working on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Whether you’re a student, freelancer, businessperson or just fancy getting out and spending the workday a little differently, Left Bank is the place for you. Despite being set in a beautiful Grade Two listed church, they have all the modcons you’ll need such as free wi-fi and a cafe open throughout the day serving tea, snacks and coffee. As we all know, Lord knows the worker needs a cup of the good stuff to get things shifted.
Left Bank occasionally sets up the events they host on Thursday evenings during the working hours, but they’ll keep this to a minimum to avoid disturbing you. For more information, click here.
Duke Studios is a Creative Space providing collaborative workspace, services and facilities for individuals and companies working in the creative industries. Probably the first name in co-working in Leeds, Duke Studios offers desk rentals, meeting rooms and studio space for up to 15 people. If you want more reason to use them, they’ve been voted as one of the top 50 co-working space in Europe – so the proof really is in the pudding.
If you want to see more of their bright, airy and modern spaces, then click here and book a tour.
1 Aire Street
One Aire Street is a 1930s building in the heart of Leeds, with an entrance straight into the station, so in terms of accessibility, it’s pretty well connected. Aire Street has spacious lounges, co-working space, event spaces, meeting rooms and individual offices – topped off with a roof terrace with 360 views of the city. You can even take work into the air when it gets warmer (we promise it’ll happen eventually) and even offers yoga on the roof and the occasional BBQ.
If you’d like to look into it further, contact them here.
Located at Munro House, ODI Leeds invites you to use its collaborative workspace. With an abundance of space and light, the space is currently used by people from a wide variety of backgrounds for events, teams and projects and co-working. It’s a blank workspace to get work done and meet with a growing community of like-minded people, which makes it great for adding your own touches and making it your own.
The space is open from 8.30 to 5.30 on weekdays and by arrangement on evenings and weekends. ODI Leeds tries to encourage co-working on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, but there may be some days when the ODI Leeds is closed for co-workers due to sponsor events.
Working there comes with its own perks, such as free Yorkshire tea and biscuits (obviously) and the space is bike and dog friendly, so bring along your furry friend for meetings. Find out more here.