Everything you need to know about Central Working
With locations across London and key UK cities, learn all about this modern workspace provider’s packages, facilities, locations, membership benefits and more...
Central Working is a popular workspace provider among entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses – but could it be the right home for your venture?
With this review, we aim to help you decide by covering the following on one handy page:
What is Central Working?
Founded by James Layfield, Central Working is all about personalisation.
Currently running 11 UK locations, the organisation listens to its members’ needs and creates bespoke packages based on them – whether they want one fixed desk in one location, or require private offices in three and a hot desk in a fourth.
With these flexible, bespoke plans – plus a collaborative atmosphere in which business connections are actively initiated by Central Working staff – this workspace provider aims to give businesses what they need to flourish.
To be found in key locations, including business hubs and upmarket hotels, Central Working’s UK spaces tend to boast modern, bright and clean designs with splashes of colour throughout.
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Who is Central Working for?
Central Working aims to act as a launchpad for a variety of small businesses, from solo entrepreneurs and start-ups to more established ventures.
Central Working does not specify a particular industry, welcoming businesses from a range of different sectors.
In particular, though, this workspace provider will work best for start-ups that are open to collaboration and keen to make valuable connections with figures that might help them progress.
The benefits of a Central Working membership
Guaranteed business connections
According to Central Working, its spaces are run by friendly, active staff who believe valuable connections are made face-to-face, not online.
The provider’s management teams make it their mission to get to know their members and understand their goals, and then personally introduce them to the clients, suppliers, professionals and/or investors who might help them to progress and grow.
In fact, Central Working is so confident in its ability to help members start great relationships, it offers to refund money back to any founders who don’t make a meaningful connection within their first 30 days at the space.
The Founders’ Programme
Central Working’s peer-to-peer Founders’ Programme encourages the business founders who use Central Working spaces to get together and talk through the business roadblocks they’re facing.
In these unique sessions, the goal is to help one another solve problems by sharing knowledge, insight and experience. Founders’ Programme sessions are run once a month and led by expert facilitators.
Training and networking events
Alongside the Founders’ Programme, Central Working also runs a series of events for founders and their teams. These are designed to foster learning, the development of skills, and networking.
Central Working’s facilities and amenities
What does Central Working provide to help you run your business smoothly, and make your experience of its spaces more enjoyable? Find out with our handy list…
|High-speed internet||Printing||Meeting rooms||Phone and Skype booths*|
|Breakout spaces||Free coffee*||Kitchen facilities*||Cafes*|
|Car parking*||Bike storage*||Showers*|
|Auditoriums*||Outdoor areas*||Roof terraces*|
* These features can be found in some, but not every, Central Working space. Take a look at the Central Working website to learn more about what’s available at each location.
Central Working’s UK locations
|Location||Address||Nearest transport links||Opening hours|
|Central Working Bloomsbury||11-13 Bayley Street, London, WC1B 3HD||Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street||24-seven|
|Central Working City||4 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4BT||Moorgate, Liverpool Street||24-seven|
|Central Working Farringdon||86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RJ||Farringdon, Barbican Station||24-seven|
|Central Working Paddington||2 Kingdom Street, London, W2 6BD||Paddington Station, Royal Oak||24-seven|
|Central Working Shoreditch||6-8 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX||Old Street, Moorgate, Liverpool Street||24-seven|
|Central Working White City||80 Wood Lane, London, W12 0BZ||Latimer Road, White City, Wood Lane||24-seven|
|Central Working Victoria||25 Eccleston Place, London, SW1W 9NF||Victoria, Sloane Square||Unspecified|
|Central Working Deansgate||231-233 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN||Deansgate Station, Oxford Road Station, Salford Central Station||24-seven|
|Central Working Cambridge||184 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0GA||The A1, Cambridge North Station||24-seven|
|Central Working Slough||The Future Works, 2 Brunel Way, Slough, SL1 1FQ||Slough Station, the M4||24-seven|
|Central Working Reading||R+, Aldwych House, 2 Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1AZ||Reading Station, the A329||24-seven|
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How can I join Central Working?
To start a conversation with Central Working about your workspace needs, you can:
- Fill in the contact form on this page: centralworking.com/contact
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 020 3095 6449
The information in this article is correct as of December 2018.
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