Coworking Spaces in Newcastle to Help You Grow

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Looking for a decent coworking space in Newcastle to help you get up and running, or to help facilitate established business operations?

If you are, then you’ve come to the right place.

For this post we looked at dozens of spaces to help you grow/scale your business with complete confidence. And that’s on top of the locations we were already aware of…

You see, Newcastle is the closest major city to where we’re currently located.

In other words, that makes us the ideal agency to talk about this topic at length, and to make suggestions that will help maximise your productivity, not to mention, form lasting connections with the people you interact with.

Before we begin, I should point out that although the title of this post says ‘coworking spaces in Newcastle,’ we will also be looking at ideal locations for office spacing and meetings (both physical and virtual).

We could have easily split this post up into the above mentioned categories (i.e. ‘Best Meeting Rooms in Newcastle,’ Office Spaces in Newcastle to Help Accelerate Growth’), but thought it was easier to merge them.

The goal being:

To create a single source for startups, entrepreneurs, founders, and everyone in between, to keep bookmarked should they ever need to do business in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Let’s start with The Beacon and go from there.

The Beacon
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The Beacon

Where: Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9PQ, United Kingdom
Contact: 0191 242 4849

“The Beacon exists to inspire communities through enterprise.”

If you’ve searched for meeting rooms in Newcastle, odds are, you’ve more than likely heard of The Beacon.

These guys have been nurturing all kinds of businesses and business folk since opening in early 2012, making them one of the more reputable locations if you’re looking to work without restrictions.

Fun fact:

The Beacon is owned and managed by North East charities Centre West and Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle. Together, they’ve created comfortable working environments fit for businesses of all sizes – regardless of the industry they operate in.

Do keep in mind that The Beacon is more than just a standard meeting room space in Newcastle. The building itself cost £6.5 million to make, and can accommodate everything from events to office spaces; depending on what it is you need.

Another fun fact:

If you’re someone that cares for sustainability, know that the materials used in the construction of the building were chosen “to maximise the potential to one day be recycled.”

TusPark Eagle Labs
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TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs

Where: 27 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE, United Kingdom
Contact: Online Contact Form

One of the main reasons that the TusPark coworking space is so popular definitely comes down to the design of the place, overall.

Honestly, take a look at any photograph of this coworking space in Newcastle and you’ll see that for yourself.

The space is popular for its decor, sure – but it’s also a hit for its 24/7 access and range of additional support services; the kind of services that every budding founder needs to find their footing and excel.

Newcastle Eagle Lab is a partner with TusPark Newcastle, a high tech company from China that supports high-growth businesses through a global network of business parks.

There are various memberships available at this particular business space; although you will need to get in touch with them to discuss pricing and whatnot.

As mentioned, TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs offers more than your regular coworking space. If you head over to the TusPark site, you’ll notice that they offer all of the following alongside access to the space, generally:

  • Growth Programmes
  • Industry Specialisms
  • Investor Connectivity
  • Events and Workshops
  • And So Much More!

In short, TusPark gives you access to everything you need to either get your business up and running, or to build on top of the base you’ve already established.

Citibase Newcastle Building
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Citibase Newcastle

Where: Milburn House, Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1LF, United Kingdom
Contact: 08444 993 373

Citibase Newcastle is another 24/7 coworking space in the Toon worth seeking out. It’s worth seeking out as it’s a little bigger than most spaces you’ll find, which is ideal for larger capacity teams that need the room.

There’s also a business lounge, bike parking, a breakout space, and arguably the most important feature of them all, showers.

Showers are an underrated feature, in our opinion, given the number of coworking spaces within Newcastle that simply don’t offer them as standard.

Visually, the difference between this office space and others in Newcastle is night and day, given the building is a Grade II Edwardian building.

Now, I’m no expert, but that sounds incredibly fancy, which is only confirmed when you look at any photographs of this building – or go on an actual tour of the place. And that’s without talking about the fantastic views!

A big reason for anyone wanting to work out of this space is the ability to take out flexible short-term agreements. This is very handy to have if you’re coming in from another city/country and want somewhere to work over a short period.

Regus Quayside meeting room
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Regus Newcastle – Quayside

Where: 116 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 3DY, United Kingdom
Contact: Online Contact Form

Regus aren’t limited to one city as far as its coworking/meeting spaces go. They have spaces fit for all budget types/purposes around the world.

The company’s Newcastle office spaces are very popular amongst business folk; I say ‘spaces’ as Regus has multiple options for you to pick and choose from.

We’ll touch on the Cloth Market location later, as it’s a decent spot too, but for now we want to direct your attention to its Quayside location – a location housing 81 private offices, 10 coworking desks, and 6 meeting rooms total.

Here’s how this location looks price-wise:

  • Office Space: From £209 per person per month
  • Coworking: From £199 per person per month
  • Virtual Offices: From £99 per month
  • Meeting Rooms: From £29 per hour

The space comes pre-loaded with business-grade WiFi, fully-furnished workspaces, and even an on-site support team to handle any issues you may have.

Unlike other places on the Quayside, this Newcastle coworking space actually overlooks the water itself. To some, views can make or break certain spaces; thankfully, the views here only enhance the existing benefits of doing business at this particular location.

The Toffee Factory office space
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The Toffee Factory

Where: Milburn House, Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1LF, United Kingdom
Contact: 0191 375 9000

Follow the Quayside along far enough and you might eventually end up in the Ouseburn – an area I call ‘The Ouse’ for short. The area is a melting pot for offbeat bars and homegrown businesses, not to mention, one of the best office spaces in Newcastle.

I’m of course referring to The Toffee Factory, a flexible working space that is available to you 24/7, all year round. It’s here that you can “grow or shrink your business within the building at short notice, even taking on temporary project space as it is needed.”

Targeted at ambitious new and early years companies, this office space in Newcastle puts you right in the middle of one of the most creative areas in the city.

Did I mention how lush the building is, generally, too?

As it stands, a place at The Toffee Factory will cost you £175+ VAT each month, with each workstation including a telephone and access to the internet. There’s also a free meeting room and communal spaces within too, for collaborating and maximising downtime.

The Toffee Factory can also provide you with a postal address and telephone answering service. This allows you to operate as a fully-functioning business both in the UK and overseas if you’re a global brand.

Collingwood buildings office space
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Collingwood Buildings Newcastle

Where: 38 Collingwood Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1JF, United Kingdom
Contact: 0191 229 9500

If you want to talk about inspiring coworking spaces in Newcastle that will bring you closer to your business goals, then a conversation needs to be had about Collingwood Buildings Managed and Serviced Offices on the Diamond Strip near Central Station.

Everything about the building has an air of style about it, from the rustic architecture of the building to the dazzling crystal chandelier in the reception, to the taste of whomever chose the furniture within.

It is often said that creating a good, first impression is paramount for success…
– Collingwood Buildings Newcastle

High-speed broadband, access to fully air-conditioned offices, and a dedicated lounge area on the third floor (yes, there are multiple levels to this coworking space) make it difficult to ignore if you’re looking to position yourself in the right environment.

To top it off, there are multiple vending machines for hot and cold drinks scattered across multiple floors. Not keen on vending machine coffee? No problem.

There are multiple coffee spots around this area, including Pink Lane Coffee which is just a few minutes down the road (a coffee shop that we covered in our blog on finding the best coffee spots in the Toon).

The Lamp House meeting room
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The Lamp House

Where: 5-6 Benton Ter, Sandyford Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1QU
Contact: Online Contact Form

Like the Ouse, Jesmond has a known reputation, which can be seen through its residents, its businesses, and its coworking spaces.

The Lamp House is one of these coworking spaces, and one of the younger locations we’re covering in this Newcastle deep dive with it only establishing itself back in November of 2021, if you can believe that!

In less than a year (as of this writing), The Lamp House has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now seen by many as the go-to place to grow a business and mingle amongst a bustling community.

Members of The Lamp House gain access to a range of unique benefits, be it allocated parking, access to monthly networking and social events, free reign over an on-site cafe and bar, and the ability to do business using super-fast broadband.

Please note:

The Lamp House is a lot more relaxed than most coworking spaces in the Toon. This is evident to anyone that’s checked out their Instagram page. There you’ll find everything from testimonials to photos taken from social gatherings and the like.

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Colleagues On Tap

Where: Multiple Locations
Contact: Online Contact Form

Entrepreneurs, freelancers, founders, and everyone in between, Colleagues On Tap has welcomed its arms to all of you.

Launched in 2010, this Newcastle coworking space was set up to wipe out the loneliness of business life by surrounding its visitors with like-minded individuals who only want to bring the best out of one another.

Do keep in mind that Colleagues On Tap are unlike all of the other Newcastle spaces mentioned above, in that they don’t stick to one particular location. Instead, they move from location to location be it Salvus House in Durham, or Newcastle Tus Park.

I’d recommend checking the CoT calendar to see when they’re heading next; you can find this via the website.

Regus Newcastle Cloth Market
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Regus Newcastle – Cloth Market

Where: Merchant House, 30 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE, United Kingdom
Contact: Online Contact Form

Regus is back in the mix, this time with its Cloth Market location – a location that is a lot more central compared to its Quayside office space.

Which might be a good thing?

The answer to that totally depends on you and your own preferences. The Quayside location is certainly a lot more accessible, but then this Cloth Market space has a lot more going on around it (not to mention, streamlined travel links)

It’s also slightly cheaper from the looks of things:

  • Office Space: From £179 per person per month
  • Coworking: From £169 per person per month
  • Virtual Offices: From £85 per month
  • Meeting Rooms: From £29 per hour

Again, when you compare Regus’ two coworking spaces, you’ll notice that there are few differences outside of where they’re located. If it were up to me, I’d go with the Quayside coworking space for the views alone.

You might have a different opinion?

Racquets Court Office Space
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The RacquetsCourt

Where: College Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8JG, United Kingdom
Contact: Online Contact Form

There’s luxury coworking spaces and meeting rooms, and then there’s The RacquetsCourt, one of Newcastle’s finest locations for businesses of all sizes.

Like the Cloth Market office space mentioned previously, The RacquetsCourt is located within the City Centre – a stones throw away from the O2 City Hall music venue, and Northumbria University.

The first thing you’ll notice is the look and feel of the building; this applies to both the interior and outside of The RacquetsCourt. Exposed brick walls blended with modern furniture helps create this feeling of old meets new.

There’s also a spiral staircase connecting one floor to the other.

Supporters of heritage sites will be happy to learn that the building has been restored to retain its old look, while bringing it up to speed with the modern day.

Speaking of up to speed, the Gigabit fibre connectivity found within promises some of the fastest internet speeds available, ensuring that you never miss a meeting – or have to deal with any annoying lag.

This location is known to many as “Newcastle’s best-connected working space.” This should tell you everything you need to know and more.

HiveTree Office space
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HiveTree Newcastle

Where: Central Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1UN, United Kingdom
Contact: 0191 694 1009

“A boring workspace is a creativity killer” is what it says across the HiveTree homepage, and I couldn’t agree more; HiveTree being a community-focused workspace home to a range of unique brands/agencies already.

For businesses looking for something flexible, HiveTree has two main spaces available:

  1. A large 16 person space
  2. A smaller 6 person space

Both come fitted with up to 1Gbps internet, 24/7 secure keyless access, an individual intercom system, smart app media, lighting/heating, a kitchen space, modern/comfortable furniture, and a 50” 4k airplay TV display.

In other words, everything you need to be a busy bee (pardon the pun, I just couldn’t help myself).

It’s difficult not to appreciate the transparency of HiveTree, generally, by the way. If you look on their website, you’ll notice that they have multiple phases planned – with phase one already completed.

Phase two is currently underway, which is to offer meeting, conference, and communal spaces in Newcastle. For those interested, phase three involves offering leisure, health, and fitness facilities within.

Phase four involves “expansion of the Hive” which more than likely refers to them opening up additional office spaces/meeting rooms in Newcastle and beyond?

Your Guide to Coworking Spaces in Newcastle

If there’s one thing we’ve proven in this blog, it’s that the city of Newcastle has plenty of high-quality coworking spaces for you to do business in.

And that’s without mentioning the office spaces and meeting rooms you currently have available.

If you find yourself stuck between which space to choose, then I’d highly recommend visiting these locations in person via the ‘book a tour’ option that a lot of these coworking spaces have.

Photos on the website, reviews/testimonials from others, and scanning the respective social media pages of these locations will only tell you so much.

Did we miss any other coworking spaces in Newcastle off our list? And what about meeting rooms and office spaces; did we cover them all, or did we miss any that are worth shouting out?

If we have, do send us a quick message via social media and we’ll get this blog updated.

You’ll find links to our social channels at the bottom of this page.

This post rounds off our week of content dedicated to Newcastle, something we thought was important as Canny is a North-East based agency. Although we work with local brands, we equally partner up and work with businesses across the globe.

If you’re in need of some guidance with where to take your branding, website, or content, regardless of where you are in the world, get in touch with our team, and we can help!