Origin Workspace’s full transformation of 40 Berkeley Square unveiled

Employment & Skills | Property & Construction | South West

Origin Workspace has marked the formal completion of its £9m renovation, which has transformed 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton, into 42,000 sq ft of co-working and private office space, providing a home for ‘grow on’ businesses needing premium space for between four and 30 people.

Since Origin launched its membership, it’s attracted businesses from across a diverse range of sectors, including law, recruitment, PR, AI, digital marketing, edutech and financial services.

Origin’s founding members, which include Bud Systems, an apprenticeship management platform; Cook Corporate, a boutique firm of solicitors; and EA Change Group, have witnessed the transformation first hand.

Not only have these businesses been with Origin from the start of the renovation, they have since opted for larger office space in the ‘Phase 2’ building to accommodate their growing teams.

Rob Hingston, Head of Origin, commented: “The useful connections that emerge when you bring companies together across a wide range of fields produced productive results from the start. It’s also pretty exciting to know that not only are we providing the space, facilities and support for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses but that their success will be creating jobs and providing the services that help shape Bristol’s future.”

In a prime location just off the Clifton Triangle, and located in a landmark building, Origin Workspace has proven to already be a significant addition to Berkeley Square.

It has two roof terraces and workspace with capacity for over 500 members across its range of memberships including lounge, hot desk, dedicated desks and private offices. It also offers its members a state-of-the-art gym and fitness events that slot into the working day, in addition to a range of other member perks.

Heather Frankham, Founder of Origin Workspace, added: “Gone are the days where a business battened down the hatches against the competition. Today’s ideal business model is a strong but porous infrastructure, actively inviting collaboration to support one another’s vision and prosperity.

“From my own experience of building a company from scratch, I recognise how very real the need for young businesses to have professional-looking and functioning office spaces is. This is the reason we are championing the concept of ‘proworking’. This fills a gap in the market for those individuals, startups, small and scaling businesses who want the benefits that sharing a workspace has to offer – collaboration, networking and exchanging of skills and knowledge – but who need their workspace to match their professional identity and image.”

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