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 900 innovators who are using technology to solve some of society’s biggest challenges.

THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF MEMBERS

Because many of our members are carrying out important work, from building cybersecurity solutions to delivering outreach programmes for the vulnerable, Plexal remains open but with slightly reduced hours (we’re not opening on weekends and close at 6pm on weekdays rather than midnight).

We’ve also moved our community events online for the time being and we’re 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, making it easier to stay two metres apart and promoting good hygiene throughout our workspace. If you’ve got any questions, get in touch with nick.ross@plexal.com and he’ll be happy to share more about the measures we’re taking.

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 £1,850
per month + VAT
with a one-month deposit.

WE'D LOVE TO SHOW YOU AROUND

Call us on 0203 909 7763 to book a tour or click below

Member Benefits

Community events

 

Dedicated community team (The Squad)

Legendary summer and Christmas parties

Rapid prototyping workshop with 3D printers and scanners

Superfast internet

IT support

Indoor street food twice a week

Healthy vending machine from Mother

As much tea and coffee as you can drink

On-site professional services companies

Secure entry and on-site reception

Dedicated events space for 300+ people

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

Bookable meeting rooms, including our 30-seater 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 use of the workspaces at our partners SHACK15 in San Francisco and Capital Factory in Austin, Texas

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SUPPORT TO HELP YOU SCALE

As a member, you’ll have access to our on-site experts who have been chosen for their experience in advising startups and scaleups on branding, insurance, banking, legal issues and recruitment.

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

And The Squad is our dedicated community team. From connecting with members to fixing an IT issue or recommending somewhere for lunch, they’ve got you.

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.

*In light of Covid-19 we have reduced access to some of our communal areas.

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, and Plexal members get access to the lab every Monday and Friday.

*In light of COVID-19 the lab is currently closed.

 

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

Smashing social media for startups: adjusting your strategy for #lockdownlife

June 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

COVID-19 has changed the way brands need to communicate with their audience on social media. But how successfully have you adapted your strategy? 

Funding high-growth innovation: accessing the Future Fund, VC investment and more

May 25, 2020 | 9:15 am - 11:00 am

Informed Funding is hosting a webinar on funding a startup's growth and accessing everything from VC investment to government support.

LATEST NEWS AND VIEW FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Latest startup data: overall investment is down by 50% and seed-stage startups are being hit hardest

Plexal has teamed up with research company Beauhurst to analyse how the lockdown and COVID-19 is affecting UK businesses. And our latest data, which covers the period from 23 March

Meet the Smart Mobility Living Lab, Plexal’s latest mobility member

Since the Olympic Games wrapped up in 2012, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has become a hotbed for innovation in mobility.

LORCA member Privitar has closed an $80m Series C funding round

Privitar, which is a member of our cybersecurity programme LORCA, has announced that it’s completed an $80m Series C funding round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing

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.

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, for more information go to our workspace health and safety page).

We’re open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm, with reduced hours due to COVID-19.

MEET THE SQUAD: OUR COMMUNITY DREAM TEAM

From making introductions to putting on community events, The Squad's here to help you make the most of life at Plexal

Hana Gilbert
Lead operations squaddie

Christian Rossi
Membership squaddie

Kasey Long
Squaddie

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 7am-6pm.