Our space is a 40sqm shop-front that we renovated to create a beautiful, light-filled, collaborative co-working space. With custom-made oak writing desks, clean & simple plywood joinery for storage and an oversized, also custom-made workshop table, the space is kitted out to suit the needs of small, independent operators.
The Shop was created by a freelance copywriter who's been round the traps in a few different co-working spaces. The goal was to create a cosy, welcoming and vibrant space that brings together like-minded operators doing lots of different things and that, quite simply, is a pleasure to arrive at and work in every day.
The Shop is currently shared by said copywriter and free to feed, a non-profit social enterprise supporting refugees and asylum seekers to share their skills and stories through cooking classes. free to work in the space on their admin during the week, but they also occupy a commercial kitchen behind The Shop where their preparation and mentoring take place. On weekends they run super-fun and delicious cooking classes and workshops, and celebrate (eat!) at the workshop table. If you wanted to use the space on the weekend, we'd look at coordinating our calendars.
It can be hard to find just the right working environment; we've been there. Maybe you work from home but wouldn't mind getting out once a week. Maybe you just need a large meeting table on occasion. Or maybe you come visit, feel comfortable on the day bed and see the beautiful morning light and want to claim a desk all for yourself!
If you have an inkling that you might enjoy working in The Shop, on whatever basis, feel free to get in touch and we'll see if we can find the perfect arrangement.
**We've put 'Art Gallery' as a potential usage as we have lots of white wall. We have worked in the arts and are always happy to support if we can.
Because we have different desks, times that we are in The Shop, and flexible usage, some of the pricing options shouldn't be taken as set in stone. Happy to discuss your needs and come to an arrangement if it should be different to what's listed here.
Though we don't have a blanket liquor license, one of our operators obtains one-off licences regularly for events. We are not a cafe, but funnily enough have a cafe license, so we are able to sell food items too, for example, free to feed recently hosted an incredibly successful Easter bake sale and we had a mobile coffee vendor in The Shop.
You will need your own insurances.
Plenty of on-street parking, both out the front on High Street and around the side streets. Minimal parking inspector activity!