East London’s coworking space for innovators

Taking a hot desk, fixed desk or private office membership gets you access to the Plexal community: over 700 innovators who are using technology to solve some of society’s biggest challenges.

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Bored of the kitchen table? If you want to work surrounded by a community, try us free for a day and see if we could be your new normal.

Pricing and membership

Plexal membership is open to startups, scaleups, social enterprises or large corporates: as long as you’re an innovator interested in using tech for good, you’re in.

HOT DESKS

Access our coworking space seven days a week and enjoy community events and all member benefits.

£220
per month + VAT
no deposit required

FIXED DESKS

Get a dedicated desk in our coworking space seven days a week and enjoy community events and all member benefits.

£350
per month + VAT
with a one-month deposit

PRIVATE OFFICES

Enjoy a private, soundproofed, double-glazed office seven days a week – plus access to our community events and all member benefits.

From £1,250
per month + VAT
with a one-month deposit.

THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF MEMBERS

Plexal is open from Monday-Sunday for all members.

Many of our community events are taking place online 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 stay a safe distance apart and promoting good hygiene throughout our workspace.

Member Benefits

Virtual community events, including yoga, women in business meetups and a meetup for founders

 

Dedicated community team

Friday treats and Thirsty Thursdays (member drinks)

Mentoring and support for founders

Rapid prototyping workshop with 3D printers and scanners

Superfast internet

IT support

Healthy vending machine from Mother

As much tea and coffee as you can drink

1:1 consultation with Informed Funding

Secure entry and on-site reception

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

Bookable meeting rooms, including our boardroom

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

90% off Hubspot for Startups if you’re at seed stage, or 50% off if you’re a Series A startup

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

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SUPPORT TO HELP YOU SCALE

When you join Plexal you get more than a desk: you get a partner.

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

All members also get free 1:1 consultations with our partner Informed Funding, who can advise you on cashflow, financial forecasting and raising investment.

Then there’s the on-site experts at Plexal, who we’ve chosen for their experience in advising startups and scaleups on branding, insurance, banking, legal issues and recruitment.

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

What our members say

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

Read more about what our members say

WORKSPACE AND FACILITIES

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.

Some members prefer a private office or a fixed desk, while others like to grab a desk in our hot desking areas or recline in a deckchair in Plexal Park.

 

EAGLE LAB AT PLEXAL

Barclays hosts its flagship Eagle Lab at Plexal, which comes with state-of-the-art 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters and VR equipment. Members like Valkyrie have taken space in the lab to develop their hardware products. For health and safety reasons only members who have already had a 3D printing and laser cutting induction can book a session the lab.

 

 

BOOK A TOUR

Get in touch to learn more about becoming a member of our community, and come see our workspace for yourself.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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.

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.

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY

BADU is raising £30,000 to deliver 300 festive hampers

Plexal member BADU works with young people, families and schools in east London to reduce inequality and support young people at the most critical stages of their lives. And the

Event highlights: Andrew Roughan in conversation with Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell is a writer and communications professional who’s best known for his role as former British prime minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy.

How we’re optimising our workspace for accessibility

Plexal has partnered with 12 organisations, including UCL, Here East and our member Disability Rights UK, to launch the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) with the aim of supporting

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

BADU Sports

Plexal member Badu Sports is using the power of sport to change the lives of young people in Hackney.

READ THEIR STORY

GOT A QUESTION?

Contact our workspace team, or book a guided tour.

Innovation consultancy

Our in-house innovation team delivers programmes, consultancy and roundtables to corporate and government clients. Members like Love Language and Security Alliance have already taken part in Plexal-run programmes, and we’re always looking for ways to connect members with our wider network.

WORK FROM PARTNER WORKSPACES

Plexal’s partnered with SHACK15 in San Francisco, Hub8 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). We’re also opening our doors to members of our partner workspaces.

Who’s based at the Here East campus

From Ford’s Smart Mobility Innovation Office to University College London, we have some superstar neighbours…

Location and opening times

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 (the service is being paused for now).

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

MEET OUR COMMUNITY DREAM TEAM

From making introductions to putting on events, our community team is here to help you make the most of life at Plexal

Hana Gilbert
Operations and community manager

Christian Rossi
Membership manager

Phoebe Dunning
Community manager

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