21 Dec The UK’s Best Hot-Desking Facilities
If you spend a considerable amount of your working week away from your base office, you’ll appreciate the difficulties of keeping up with all the office based tasks and admin that you need to do between client meetings and before returning to base.
If you’ve not heard of hot-desking before, it is a fairly recent innovation that is spreading around major UK cities and is a firm favourite with smaller businesses. Hot-desking allows you to hire a desk in a fully equipped office on a pay as you go basis or for very short terms like a single week. Common features in hot-desking offices are meeting rooms, photocopying facilities, landline telephones and fax machines.
Such is the popularity of hot-desking that membership clubs which allow you access to many hot-desking locations countrywide for a monthly subscription have begun to appear. Whilst memberships might be a good solution for you, for many, the subscriptions can easily become as much as hiring a fixed office space for a month. If you want to keep your hot-desking temporary and paid for only when you need it, this article is your definitive guide to the best UK Hot-Desking locations. Why not bookmark this page so you can easily refer back to it?
Rentadesk has three central London locations (addresses below with postcodes for your sat nav) which offer excellent facilities for a monthly fee. You can also add other perks such as storage lockers, mail addresses and mail forwarding as required. Visit the Rentadesk Website for more information.
Bloomsbury House, 26 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QJ
Golden House, 30 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QJ
Artist House, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH
The Shoreditch Arch
The Shoreditch Arch offers 16 hours per week of access to its office space for hot-desking customers for £28. As with most hot-desking locations, this includes internet access, use of kitchen and toilet facilities and meeting rooms. Visit the Shoreditch Arch website for more info.
The Shoreditch Arch, Arch 462, Kingsland Viaduct, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London. EC2A 3AY
MAC Birmingham offers hot-desking for £16 per day making it exceptionally good value for money – especially when you take into consideration that this includes Reception facilities – something that is a premium service at many hot-desking locations. You can also print, photocopy and fax for an added fee. Visit MAC Birmingham online for more.
MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
Birmingham’s Impact Hub offers office space in a café style environment. You can hot desk there with access to full office facilities for £15 per day. Meeting rooms can be booked at additional costs. Regular visitors might benefit from one of their monthly plans. Find out more at The Impact Hub website. You’ll need to roll down the page until you find the Day Visitor section for hot-desking information.
Impact Hub Birmingham, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5NR.
The offices, Manchester have 3 city centre locations, with hot-desking available at their King Street and Barton Arcade offices. The offices are described as boutique style and have manned reception desks as well as meet and greet services. Visit The Offices online for more.
The Offices, 53 King Street, Manchester, M2 4L2
The Offices, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW
The Pod, Manchester is a modern shared office space with very flexible options for short term desk rental. Amongst the options is a hot-desking rate which comes in 4-hour blocks. Visit The Pod MCR for more info.
The Pod, 141 – 143 Princess Road, Manchester M14 4RE
If anywhere has really embraced the hot-desking ideology it is Wales. Indycube currently has 24 offices in 14 towns and cities across Wales, including Cardiff and Swansea, with more office spaces on the way soon. Best of all, the prices for a desk here are the absolute cheapest we could find at £12 per day on their Pay as You Go option.
See the website for more information and locations.
Nexus Business Space
Occupying a prime city centre location just off Charlotte Square in Edinburgh is the Nexus Business Space Office. Featuring well-equipped offices, shower rooms and kitchen as well as a chill out zone and coffee bar, you can book a small serviced office in blocks of 4 hours. Visit their website for more info.
Nexus Business Space, 16 Young Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JB
Techcube offers hot-desking facilities, or as they call them, Techdesking on a Pay as You Go basis. 24 hour access to the building is available even for hot-desking customers – a facility only offered to premium customers at other hot-desking locations. You can find out more by visiting the Techcube website.
Techcube, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
The Whisky Bond
Offering classic hot-desking facilities for just £20 per day, from its central Glasgow location is The Whisky Bond. The day rate for the hot desk includes a huge feature list and one that we especially like – free onsite parking. This in itself makes the daily rate for the hot desk incredible value for money. Visit The Whisky Bond website for more.
The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow G4 9SS
New hot-desking spaces are available at the Clyde Offices. You can use the offices on a Pay as You Go basis or if you prefer you can pay monthly in advance. Unfortunately, the Clyde Offices also win the prize for the worst website – something you can experience for yourself by clicking here for more information.
Clyde Offices, 2nd floor, 48 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BP
We’ll be updating this article on hot-desking regularly with new locations and rates for temporary office space across the UK. Be sure to check in from time to time to see our top recommendations for hot-desking sites across the country.