Join the UK's most connected cyber community

Join our UK-wide cyber community, making our 68,000 square foot workspace your London HQ.


Plexal’s creating the UK’s most connected cybersecurity ecosystem. We’re the innovation partner for the National Cyber Security Centre, we’ve helped 72 cyber startups raise over £200m in investment through LORCA and we’re the lead innovation partner for the Greater Manchester Digital Security Innovation Hub, which is aimed at supporting and growing the cyber cluster in Greater Manchester.

And when you join our community you don’t just get a desk, you get a partner.

As a member, you’ll access a community of over 800 startups at Plexal, as well as a UK-wide network of large corporations, investors, security leaders, academics and policymakers, including Deloitte, Lloyds Banking Group, Dell Technologies, CyNam and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

Our cyber members get access to our networking portal and a support package designed to help you grow and make connections.


Member Benefits

Virtual community events and expert guest speakers, plus events specially designed for the cyber community like Cyber Lates


Dedicated community team and cyber community portal

1:1 consultation with Informed Funding and Plexal’s leadership and cyber innovation teams

Dell Technologies discounts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits and access to AWS Activate

Access to academic masterclass webinars delivered by Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast

Superfast internet and onsite security

Access to an international cyber network that includes cyber hubs in the US, Israel, Singapore and Australia

Friday Treats and drinks on Thirsty Thursdays (member drinks)

Healthy vending machine from Mother

IT support team

As much tea and coffee as you can drink

Free use of our private phone booths, snugs and impromptu meeting rooms

Bookable meeting rooms, including our 20-seater boardroom

Discounted access to Olympic sporting facilities and nearby gyms, including the London Aquatics Centre

30% off Hubspot for Startups

Showers, lockers and indoor bike racks

Free five-day passes for workspaces at our partners SHACK15 in San Francisco, Hub8 in Cheltenham and Capital Factory in Austin, Texas

Podcast and audio recording kit


We’re here to be your growth engine.

With Meet @ Plexal, all founders get 1:1 access to Plexal’s innovation and leadership team. We explore how we can support a founder’s mission, whether it’s making an introduction, helping with a challenge they’re stuck on or spotting a way for us to collaborate with each other.

All members also get mentoring from our cyber innovation team, who work with the biggest names in the sector, and free 1:1 consultations with our partner Informed Funding, who can advise on cashflow, financial forecasting and raising investment.

And our community team is always on hand. From fixing an IT issue to recommending somewhere for lunch, they’ve got you.


After graduating from our LORCA cyber accelerator, Licel decided to stick around as a member of our community.

Having started in a small office with a team of two, the company has moved into a larger space to cater to its rapid growth.

The startup believes people should be able to use everyday technology without having to worry about security, so it’s on a mission to protect apps from cyber attacks and encourage security by design principles.

Licel has over 1,000 customers in 70 countries and protects everything from apps used in healthcare to mobile banking apps that handle very sensitive data.


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

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, Co-founder and COO, 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

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

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

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

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

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Much more than just an office

We moved to Plexal so that our team can be part of a much wider community. The communal areas mean we have much more than just an office, with places to brainstorm and catch up, and private booths to have important private meetings. The events have enabled us to meet new partners within the building and give our staff a chance to meet new people outside of the team. The Plexal team is super friendly and the most accommodating that we have ever experienced. We feel like we have found a home that we can grow within and feel inspired to step our game up to the next level!

Jordan Richards, CEO & Founder, RCCO

A forward-thinking environment that enables us to thrive

Moving to Plexal felt right from the moment we stepped into the building. As Film Locations grows and the demand for innovation continues in challenging times, we are thrilled to be working in a workspace designed to inspire. The excellent Plexal team, great facilities and exciting community of businesses have provided a forward-thinking environment that enables us to thrive.

Jonathan Woodhouse, Business Development Manager, Film Locations

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No better place to start your business

We were fortunate enough to chance upon Plexal at Here East whilst visiting another office in the area, but thought that it would be far too expensive for us. Thankfully it wasn’t, as the hotdesking options were competitive and came with a whole raft of extra services and goodies (Thirsty Thursdays anyone?).

The facilities are second-to-none (bike room, showers, kitchen, table tennis, etc.) and the team that runs it has been amazing – friendly, professional, helpful and connected. They really set it apart and bring a true family atmosphere to the operation. We were lucky enough to grow through a couple of offices and they were always extremely supportive and flexible.

It’s a great place to connect, network and find new business partners, customers or employees. There really is no better place to start your business journey than Plexal!

Jonathan Williams, CEO, Xerini


We’ve got our own indoor park, private phone booths, a workshop space for rapid prototyping and plenty of snugs and booths for impromptu meetings that are free to use.

You can also book our 20-seater boardroom or smaller meeting rooms when you need some privacy.



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.

We’re open Monday-Friday from 6am-12am and 10am-6pm on weekends.


We work with startups, enterprises, security leaders and the government to solve our big cyber challenges. Learn about our programmes, including LORCA and NCSC For Startups.


We’ve partnered with SHACK15 in San FranciscoHub8 in Cheltenham and Capital Factory in Austin, Texas, which means our members can base themselves from those workspaces for free when they’re in town (for five days per trip).


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


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


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