FOR THE INNOVATORS.

Plexal is an innovation centre and coworking space that believes in the power of collaboration. We're creating a diverse ecosystem to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society – starting with cybersecurity, mobility and inclusion.

COVID-19 AND OUR WORKSPACE

Plexal is open from Monday-Sunday for all members.

Our community events are taking place online only right now. We’re also taking a number of measures to protect the health and safety of our community, including having a reduced staffing rota, increasing the strength of our cleaning products and frequency of cleaning, making it easier to maintain a safe distance and promoting good hygiene throughout our workspace.

OUR INNOVATION THEMES

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT US

One of the best decisions

Entering this space was possibly one of the best decisions we made as a founding team, as it has provided us with a fantastic workspace in which we’ve gone from strength to strength by firstly renting out hot desks, then fixed desks to now being in our very own private office overlooking Canalside.

The Plexal community has been vital for us as it’s allowed us to network with others and gain opportunities that we otherwise wouldn’t have had access to, including seeking advice and connections for investment opportunities. We definitely envision ourselves staying here for the foreseeable future.

Hannah Sutcliffe, relationship manager, MOONHUB

Connections and partnerships

At Love Language, we’ve sourced great benefit from our Plexal membership – namely the connections and partnerships we’ve formed as a result of having access to the established Plexal network of businesses.

Even during the testing times during the pandemic, we felt well looked after and Plexal’s managing director Andrew Roughan checked in regularly with our team and the office remained accessible.

Rezene Woldeyesus, co-director, Love Language

Part of an ecosystem

Plexal is filled with a huge variety of exciting companies and individuals at different stages of their journey. There’s always someone to talk to who is experiencing similar challenges or can offer advice and moral support. There are many companies that can become suppliers or customers here, so it’s a great ecosystem to be part of. In fact, we’re partnering with both Here East and Plexal itself! Plexal has even allowed us to test innovative technical ideas in the space for some of our customers.

Mike Darby, CEO Demand Logic

Leaning on a community

It’s easy to feel isolated when working from home – especially if you live alone – but at Plexal there are always friendly, familiar faces to say hello to. The community team are lovely and always ready to chat.

It’s good to hang out with other entrepreneurs and businesses too. My company is very small and it’s useful to hear the experiences of those who have expanded from a small base. I’ve had informal tips from other members numerous times, such as on getting an intern, software for training and microphones to use for meetings.

Anna Sharman PhD, founder, Cofactor

Built perfectly for startups

Plexal is built perfectly for startups. The team understands exactly what’s required: a flexible, tailored and supported co-working space that allows us to grow and shrink where appropriate for opportunities.

We have worked in other coworking spaces where, because of our small team size, were treated second-class in place of larger companies. That hasn’t been the case here, and we’re now in position to grow 3-5x in the next nine months due to the support and enthusiasm we receive.

Most recently Plexal has been sensational to us during the pandemic and during another difficult moment we endured. They have really felt like an extension of our own team, supporting us to not just survive tough moments, but accelerating out of the other side.

Jack, Cooney, founder and director, nerd

The perfect environment for Fiit to grow

Since we joined Plexal around two years ago, Fiit has scaled our team from 14 people to over 40. Plexal was the perfect environment for Fiit to grow, thanks to the energy of a shared working space, the flexibility to grow, the connections with other startups and of course the support of the amazing community team.

Ben Wharfe, chief people officer, Fiit

Sense of community

The best thing about Plexal is the sense of community. Everyone is really friendly and approachable, which helped to make us feel welcome from the start. It’s a unique atmosphere. We missed it a lot during the lockdown period, but even as we worked remotely we felt supported. Plexal is great for networking, too. We’re part of the LORCA programme and have found the mentoring and support to be invaluable.

Ivan Kinash, co-founder and CEO, Licel

UPCOMING EVENTS

Women in Business @ Plexal

December 2, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Join us us online every month for Women in Business @Plexal, when Plexal members and our Here East neighbours discuss the topics that matter to us.

Queer East @ Plexal

January 28, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Queer East @ Plexal is a meetup for the LGBTQ+ community at Plexal, Here East and our surrounding neighbourhood in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Allies are welcome and encouraged.

Find Us

Plexal’s based at Here East: a tech campus in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We’re a 10-minute walk from Hackney Wick train station, or you can catch the free shuttle bus from Stratford train, underground and bus stations.

Location

Plexal
14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BS

Location

We’re open Monday-Friday from 6am-12am, Saturday - Sunday 10am-6pm