Coworking spaces are becoming increasingly popular in Huddersfield, with new business centres opening up and more options available for home workers, freelancers, and small businesses.

Many of these offices opening in the last few years reflects the demands from new start-ups in the town, bringing a fantastic new resource to the growing Kirklees business community.

Here is the low-down on just a few of the amazing coworking spaces now available to the business community in Huddersfield:

Empire House

Empire House is an ideal coworking space for dynamic companies that are experts in their field. Consultants, agencies, and small businesses that enjoy the idea of a luxury, thriving, atmospheric office environment will find the space appealing, as it is surrounded by other high-performing businesses.

Private, flexible, and secure, Empire House provides your own, dedicated, high-speed Wi-Fi and cleaning services, so that you and your team can stay focused and productive. Each office also has the option to upgrade to ‘The House’ membership, giving access to a relaxed, beautifully curated space that is an ideal break-out area, with high-quality coffee, newspapers, and BBC TV News, creating an atmospheric environment.

In summer, enjoy the external seating area while looking up at Slaithwaite’s rolling hills. Each office is named after an iconic road in Slaithwaite. An Empire House package can be tailored to suit you and your business needs. Take a look at Empire House’s website to apply for an office space.

The Glass Box

A brand-new business centre in the heart of Huddersfield town centre provides multiple workspace options, including business mailboxes, co-working spaces and full offices with reasonable, flexible rental agreements, making it easy to find the perfect surroundings to establish and grow your business.

It is delivered by Business Kirklees, through Kirklees Council, which provides support to start-up and growing businesses across the Kirklees District, manages premises, and promotes the district to attract new business and investment.

The Glass Box is a 3-minute walk from Huddersfield Train Station. If travelling by car, there is a pay and display car park on Brook Street which is close by, or Cambridge Road, which is just a few minutes’ walk away.

3M Buckley Innovation Centre

The 3M BIC is a centre for enterprise and innovation, offering coworking space for science and technology-based businesses, with offices alongside state-of-the-art tech. Whether you need an office space, flexible working space, or lab space, 3M BIC offers plenty of benefits to those interested in science and technology, or just a small business looking for a great, reasonably priced space to work.

The 3M offering includes access to meeting and conference facilities, as well as the cutting-edge technology on site. With fully kitted-out shared kitchens, views of the River Colne, and even some private outdoor areas, it’s easy to see the centre becoming a new home away from home. Additionally, 3M BIC offers access to business support services and grant funding for innovation, access to the University of Huddersfield’s resources, and collaboration opportunities with the University of Huddersfield’s research academics. This space really is the future of tech and innovation in Huddersfield!

Take a look at its website to book a viewing.

The Heritage Exchange

Based in both Lindley and Elland, The Heritage Exchange started breathing new life into two of Yorkshire’s finest Victorian textile mills in 2004, with renovations creating a complex which is now home to in excess of 30 offices, a spa, health club, coffee shop and bistro, with overnight accommodation onsite. Facilitates such as meeting rooms and hot desking areas are available for regional business use, making this space ideal for any individual or small business looking for a co-working space in Huddersfield.

The Heritage Elland is now home to 10 businesses, including a state-of-the-art photography studio. The location also offers commercial storage space, and pricing is based on the Heritage Exchange services you’ll need to use. This coworking space is perfect for the more creative thinkers, with the building having a rich history and elegant atmosphere. Booking a viewing and checking availability can be done right now on the Heritage Exchange website.

The Media Centre

The Media Centre’s offering ranges from comfortable 1-person spaces to large offices that can accommodate up to 20 people, providing the perfect home for an array of individuals and small businesses. The location has been developed to inherit both the old and new styles that makes Huddersfield so unique, offering a modern setting with its roots in the centre of the town.

The location sits in the heart of the town centre, just around the corner from shops, cafés and wider business districts. Huddersfield train station is situated only two minutes away, providing great links to Leeds, Manchester and beyond. With 24-hour site access, regular networking opportunities on offer, along with meeting rooms and breakout spaces available, The Media Centre is perfect for those looking for ease and connection as part of their coworking space. Get in touch with The Media Centre for a tour.