The Scottish capital Edinburgh is one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the UK. It is often praised for its quality of life, its great universities, entrepreneurial culture and access to capital. Edinburgh has become a thriving centre for science and technology – with many aspiring startup founders hoping to create the next Skyscanner. As such, the city of course also hosts a great number of nice coworking spaces. Here are 10 of the best coworking spaces in Edinburgh:
Codebase: As one of the fastest growing incubators in Europe, Codebase offers 20,000 square meters of unique collaborative space for tech developers and entrepreneurs. Besides mentoring, access to advice and funding, the space offers hot-desking and coworking space, meeting rooms, and networking events. Known to offer the legendary Filament Coffee. Costs: Monthly packages vary from £50 to £220.
Codesk offers a unique space for freelancers, entrepreneurs, businesses or individuals to meet and collaborate. 24/7 access is allowed to the coworking space and meeting rooms, with different membership options available. In addition, there is a fully equipped kitchen with tea coffee and fresh fruit, a bar and cafe, printing services, bike storage, and social events. Costs: Monthly package is available for £300.
Spaces combining classic and contemporary elements, Spaces offers a highly professional environment with designer desks, tables, sofas, super-fast wifi and informal meeting areas. Situated in the historic West End district of the city, Spaces has flexible memberships, tailored to your specific needs and a full calendar of business events, speakers and networking lunches. Costs: Monthly packages start from £250.
Edinburgh Hacklab: Part of the worldwide movement of Hackerspaces, this hacklab was opened in 2010 and it is an ideal networking space for hackers and tech nerds. The DIY approach is supported with 24/7 access to the coworking space, joint use of the tech equipment and some space to store your projects. They regularly run different types of events with drinks/snacks available. Costs: Monthly packages start from £25.
Kingsford Office: Kingsford Office is known for its creative design and great atmosphere. The place is situated in the heart of the city and offers flexible membership plans with access to all the networking events, super fast wifi, coffee, refreshments & cereal, printing, stationery, mail handling, and extremely fun Friday open bar. Costs: Monthly packages vary from £125 to £295.
The Melting Pot: One of the first coworking spaces in the UK, the Melting Pot also hosts Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation, providing a great selection of people and diversity. Centrally located, this coworking space is available in fixed or flexible desks, and all their packages include free wifi, fair-trade tea and coffee, printing, events and use of meeting rooms. Costs: Monthly packages vary from £58 to £290.
Regus: The world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces is spread in 8 locations in Scotland’s capital city. Regus satisfies every coworking need, with their flexible coworking options, all the necessary amenities for work, bookable meeting rooms, available on an hourly basis, and an excellent networking opportunity. Costs: Prices start from £3.80 per person per day.
Schop offers fully flexible and affordable coworking memberships including an individual desk space with a locker, a space for meetings, internet connection, shared kitchen, printing and photocopying facilities, and access to various networking events. With two locations around the city in quirky Victorian former shops, Schop is all about comfortable and charming atmosphere. Costs: Monthly package is available for £210.
Tribe Porty: a connectivity hub where people work on multidisciplinary creative projects. The space offers a range of opportunities for coworking including office spaces, permanent desks, hot desks and meeting spaces, with full amenities included, access to kitchenette and discounts on yoga and other fitness sessions. Costs: Monthly package is available for £170.
Landmark: Located in Edinburgh’s main financial and business district, Landmark is providing highest quality offices on flexible terms backed up by state of the art technology and services. There are fully furnished and equipped private and open offices, lounge area, bike storage, unlimited amount of coffee and tea and shower facilities. Costs: Monthly packages vary from £50 to £250.