Choose a workspace that matches your mission

Choose collaboration. Choose culture. Choose 68,000 square foot of space where startups are solving our biggest challenges.

OUR INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

When you take a private office membership with Plexal you don’t just get a desk, you get a partner.

Access our community of over 800 startups, scaleups, large corporations, charities and social enterprises that are working on some of the biggest challenges facing society today.

Or collaborate with our innovation team. From live testbeds to accelerators, we’ve delivered programmes for clients like Transport for London, Innovate UK and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, helping them to fast track their innovation agendas.

OFFICE MEMBERSHIPS: BOOK YOUR TOUR

 

  • Offices with Canalside views as well as spaces tucked away for extra privacy
  • Private and customisable spaces with secure access seven days a week
  • Enjoy community events and member benefits
  • Flexible terms: we can help your team scale up or down as your business needs change, and our office layouts can be adjusted to suit
  • Prices start from £1,250 per month

If you want to work in a community of innovators, book a tour and get a free pass to try us out for a week. Contact our sales manager Jennifer Underwood on 07707 274 931.

FIXED AND HOT DESK MEMBERSHIPS

If an office isn’t for you, learn more about our monthly fixed and hot desk membership. Prices start from £220/per person for a month. Book a tour or call our sales manager Jennifer Underwood directly on 07707 274 931.

THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF MEMBERS

Plexal is open from Monday-Sunday for all members.

Our community events are taking place offline again, though we’ll often record the content so you can enjoy it virtually. We’re also taking a number of measures to protect the health and safety of our community.

Member Benefits

Virtual community events and expert guest speakers

 

Dedicated community team

Rapid prototyping workshop with 3D printers and scanners

Superfast internet

IT support

Friday Treats and drinks on Thirsty Thursdays (member drinks)

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 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

Mentoring for founders

Podcast and audio recording kit

SCALEUP MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: BIDSTACK

Plexal’s a place for startups to scale, so it’s a good thing we’ve got plenty of room to accommodate a growing team.

Bidstack, which helps monetise games using in-game ads, joined us in 2017 when founder James Draper took a modest 12-person office. Since then an e-sports cluster has formed at Here East, with Sports Interactive (which Bidstack has partnered with) moving in, followed by Staffordshire University.

As Bidstack’s business boomed, they upgraded to two larger offices. But that wasn’t enough for long as the company brought on new members and needed to expand into a larger space. They now occupy an entire mezzanine level at Plexal, are listed on the London Stock Exchange and have raised over £5m in revenue.

SUPPORT TO 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. 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 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.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

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, 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

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

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

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.

 

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.

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

WHO'S BASED AT THE HERE EAST CAMPUS?

From Ford’s Smart Mobility Innovation Office to University College London, the V&A and Hobs 3D we have some superstar neighbours…

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR INNOVATION WORK

Our innovation team consult to businesses large and small, private and public to help them solve their biggest challenges

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Plexmas 2021

December 8, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All we want for Christmas is… you (to come to our end-of-year party).

Members breakfast

December 7, 2021 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us in Monument Square (opposite our reception desk) and get to know the community. Breakfast goodies and pastries are on us!

BOOK A TOUR

Or call us on 07707 274 931

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY

How MOONHUB is changing the way we learn with VR

It’s a good time to be a virtual reality (VR) startup. People are turning to virtual tourism experiences while foreign holidays are off the cards. Scientists are collaborating in virtual

How James Kong is changing the energy market with better batteries

2017 was a milestone year for the energy market. It was the year that renewables become the cheapest energy source, following decades of falling prices for wind and solar power.

Rapid Innovation Accelerator: highlights from Demo Day

With its traditional mosaics, fortresses and mosques, Oman’s architectural style is steeped in history. But don’t be fooled: this is a country with its sights set firmly in the future.

MAKE AN ENQUIRY OR BOOK A TOUR

Or if you prefer, call us on 07543 224 649

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