You might have caught our 7 Freelancer-Friendly Coworking Spaces in London article, where we shared some of the great spaces the capital offers with ideal conditions for freelancers. If you’re looking to get out and into a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, but you’re a northern-based freelancer, we have something more suited to you.
We’re creating a series based on this topic for freelancers looking for the best coworking spaces in their own city. So, if you’ve got an opinion on the best place to cowork in your hometown, get in touch with us here.
If you’re based in Merseyside and fancy becoming part of a freelancing community, check out these freelancer-friendly coworking spaces in Liverpool.
Freelancing in a coffee shop isn’t always a wise idea.
In theory, you head to the local and very spacious café during off peak hours where you have your pick of the tables. Once you’ve ordered, you choose a spacious window seat complete with handy plug socket. You then complete an entire two chapters of your manuscript within half an hour, leaving you time to enjoy your cake.
In reality, however, cafes aren’t quite so serene, as any freelancer will know. Seating is often a cramped two person table and many freelancers feel pressured to buy an extra drink in order to earn their place.
Ziferblat are fully aware of this predicament, which is why they’ve created the perfect combination of coworking space, café and second living room. This café works on a pay by time basis, so you don’t have to feel rushed because you haven’t bought a second cup of coffee. Check out the Liverpool branch at St Paul’s Square.
4 St Paul’s Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ
This is one to look out for in Spring 2017. While it may not be open yet, Avenue HQ’s offices and workspaces will offer ideal workspaces for freelancers working on that new business idea.
Some of the perks you’ll be offered with a membership include; free refreshments, premium furniture and lockable storage facilities.
Head to their website and book yourself a tour in time for the opening to see if it’s a place you’d be interested in working in.
Find them at:
17 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront L3 1DG
This redeveloped warehouse offers an open plan office space to those looking to freelance as well as entrepreneurs building their own business.
Not only will your membership get you a desk amongst a number of other perks, you’ll also be at the centre of an the entrepreneurial community in Liverpool – perfect if you need to make some contacts for your business venture.
Find them at:
Tea Factory, Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
Lab Liverpool describes itself as “A business incubator for all entrepreneurs”. These spaces are marketed towards startups who need some help with a new business, but there’s plenty of desk spaces for freelancers to work at too.
A great perk of becoming a member of Lab Liverpool is that you’ll have access to the business’ rooftop garden for when summer hits and you don’t want to be cooped up inside. You’ll be able to soak up the rays and enjoy the stunning waterfront views on offer – reminding yourself why you broke those shackles of the nine to five desk job.
You can check out a floor plan of the spaces on their website.
Find them at:
12 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2DT
If you’re looking for an affordable coworking space in Merseyside, you won’t find anywhere better than DoES Liverpool.
Located on Hanover Street, these spaces are flexible, affordable and perfect for freelancers who are looking to try out a coworking space without committing to a membership. You can easily book a space on their website in just a few clicks for either a morning, an afternoon or the whole day.
If your industry is centred on manufacturing, DoES is the ideal coworking building for you, as they specialise in laser printing and technology.
If you want to become part of the DoES community, you can join their Google Group.
Find them at:
Gostins Building, 4th Floor, 32-36 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 4LN
Do you have a favourite coworking space in your home city? Tell us about it in the comment section below – we may feature it in our next edition!