At whitefox we thrive on the work of many talented publishing freelancers, but we know that sometimes it can be a struggle to find an inspiring and productive place to work. This is the second in our series of investigations into the best places to work as a freelancer… (Our first post was here) @Work Hubs describe themselves as a “business eco-system.” Based in central London, this is a place where freelancers and entrepreneurs can work in a secure co-working environment, avoiding the isolation of working from home and the noise of working in a café. We spoke to Philip Dodson to find out more about this new, exciting option for freelancers looking for a space to work.
How long has @Work Hubs been running for and why was it originally set up? What is your ethos? @Work Hubs was established in February 2013 and the ethos is very much about helping start-ups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business people find a flexible, productive and affordable place to work and connect with others.
What facilities and services does @Work Hubs have and what is the security like? The space provides shared desk space, meeting space, a lounge, kitchen, private offices, and lockers. The space can only be accessed by membership card or buzzer and also has CCTV for security.
What are the prices for using @Work Hubs? The space can be used on a pay-as-you-go daily rate of £29 +VAT, on a range of flexible monthly memberships from £80 +VAT for 24 hours use, through to £300 +VAT for unlimited usage. The meeting room can be booked by the hour at £30 +VAT.
Where is @Work Hubs located and what are the transport links like? @Work Hubs is conveniently located just one minute from Euston mainline & Underground Station, one minute from Euston Square Underground and 6-7 minutes from Kings Cross/St Pancras mainline and Underground Stations.
What do you think the benefits are for freelancers working in a space like yours, rather than just in a café or a library? The major benefit of using the hub versus a coffee shop or library is that we have great security, super fast fibre internet, reliable wi-fi, events and others to connect with. Not only that, but this is a proper business working environment.
See @Work Hubs’ website for more details about how you could use the space for your freelance work.