Co-Working Spaces

Creative, Digital & Tech Workspaces

One of the key enablers to increased innovation-led economic growth identified in the Lancashire Innovation Plan is the availability of flexible and digitally enabled office space. In recent years, Lancashire’s stock of hi-tech, high-grade co-working space has grown significantly, with more on the horizon.

County workspaces which can help support fast-growth innovative businesses include:

OneCoWork, Preston

Opened in spring 2024, OneCoWork’s Preston facility has been designed to be space a hub for innovation and creativity. The company’s first scheme outside of Barcelona, the premium coworking space offers 500 desks for individuals, teams and businesses.It has both flexible and dedicated desks, as well as contemporary private offices. The site also features multiple meeting rooms, private event spaces, and conferencing facilities. With a commitment to developing a strong and collaborative business community, other amenities include a gym and 4,000 sq. ft of communal areas. More details here

Fraser House Hub, Lancaster

A Lancashire County Council funded facility, Fraser House is a diverse and inclusive co-working space for tech and digital businesses in Lancaster. It has a strong emphasis on community, fostering collaboration and encouraging innovation.

With a blend of private and shared workspace options, it is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and resources, including full fibre internet, conference rooms, and more. It also offers a range of networking and professional development events, including weekly lunchtime events, meetups, and socials, to help its members connect and grow. More details here.

Society 1, Preston

Close to Preston Station, and adjacent to the city’s popular Winkley Square business district, Society1 has a thriving co-worker community including freelancers, solopreneurs, consultants and hybrid workers.

From day passes to annual memberships, it offers a wide range of flexible office space packages. Society1 also has meeting rooms and event spaces for hire, and is regularly used by external organisations for meetups and networking sessions. These include the free, weekly Techy Tuesday lunchtime sessions hosted by the Lancashire Digital Hub.  More details here.

The Landmark, Burnley

As a flexible workspace in the heart of Burnley, The Landmark offers high-quality, affordable private office space for all types of companies. With monthly co-working memberships and pay-as-you-go hot desking options, tenants can access meeting rooms, large event and conference facilities. The site also has a fully licensed cafe bar and runs regular networking and social events for its Business Club members.

The Landmark is also home to the Barclays Eagle Lab. Supported by Barclays, the Eagle Lab provides a wealth of support to startup and scaleup businesses, particularly those who are focused on technology and innovation. Services include advice clinics and mentoring support in areas such as finance, skills, cyber security and business growth. More details here.

Strawberry Fields, Chorley

Strawberry Fields Digital Hub is a modern, hi-tech business centre for digital and creative businesses.

Providing collaborative spaces, meeting rooms and bespoke office suites -including hot-desking and micro pod options- it is home to startups, scaleups and fast-growing SMEs.

With 24 hour access, 365 days a year and on-site security, facilities and amenities also include communal break out areas and kitchens, free parking, a cycle hub, shower facilities and a passenger lift. The Hub also hosts regular networking events, business workshops, masterclasses and seminars. More details here.

Old Docks House, Preston

Originally built in 1936, and one of Preston’s few remaining Art Deco buildings, Old Docks House has been restored to its former glory with many original features having been retained.  Over threes floors, Old Docks House is a blend of private office suites and creative co-working spaces which can support freelancers, startups and scaleups, plus larger businesses and organisations.  Amenities include video studios, private meeting rooms, call-booths, video conferencing, printing services and virtual office support.  On-site facilities also include kitchens and bathrooms, private parking and 24 hour access. More details here.

Room and Power, Padiham

Based at the recently renovated Padiham Town Hall, a stunning Art Deco Grade II building, the Room and Power co-working space is located just off the M65 in Padiham, near Burnley, in East Lancashire.

Spread over two floors, this multifunctional business hub features high quality workstations, meeting rooms, an informal lounge area, and much more. In addition, the site offers free parking, and is close to good road and public transport links. With both hot-desking and office space options available at very competitive rates, Room and Power is home to many different types of businesses including tech and digital companies.

More details here.

Shout Connect Business Hub, Preston

Based at Preston Docks, the Shout Connect Business Hub is an 8,000 sq ft multi-faceted workspace offering co-working desks, meeting rooms and a conference room. There are also podcast and photography facilities as part of a full-service media suite. In addition, there’s an American diner-themed restaurant on site for refreshments and entertaining. Free on-site parking, 24/7 access, and a range of flexible membership options, are also all part of the Shout Connect offer. More details here.

Additional high grade office spaces, business centres and co-working hubs can found in Blackpool, PrestonBlackburn and in many other locations across Lancashire.