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 has slightly reduced hours (we’re not opening on weekends and close at 9pm on weekdays rather than midnight). We’ll return to normal opening hours (7am-midnight, Monday-Friday and 9am-7pm on weekends) from 6 July onwards.

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 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

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

The LORCA Report 2020: launch

July 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We've spoken to investors, startups, industry, policymakers and academic experts to examine the state of the UK's cybersecurity ecosystem. What are we getting right, and where are the gaps? Saj

From startup to scaleup: in conversation with Bidstack and Bitstocks

July 7, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Britain is the startup capital of Europe, but we’re less good at producing scaleups. Why is that, and how can startups prepare themselves for growth? In this online event we'll be in conversation with two scaleup founders to get the inside scoop.

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Plexal’s partnered with cyber community Hub8

Plexal, which delivers the LORCA cybersecurity programme, has partnered with Hub8 – a purpose-built workspace dedicated to supporting Cheltenham’s flourishing cyber community. Plexal members, including the members of our cyber

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.

Apply for the Accessible Instruments Challenge

Applications open today for the Accessible Instruments Challenge: a virtual inclusive innovation programme aimed at making adapted musical instruments, assistive equipment and music technology more accessible and affordable for disabled people

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 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-12am.