8 Best Coworking & Freelance Spaces in Manchester

Sep 20 2023

Coworking spaces in Manchester have seen a massive boom in popularity over the last couple of years, and it’s no surprise why.

In the post-pandemic world, many people work flexibly rather than going into the office five days a week, while others no longer have a permanent office space at all. And that’s not to mention the number of creatives who’ve gone freelance to take advantage of how easy it’s become to work remotely.

But with so many fantastic coworking spaces to choose from in Manchester City Centre, how do you go about finding the one that works best for you and your workflow?

We here at Kampus are experts in all things related to this fantastic city. With modern apartments based in the very heart of Manchester,, we know a thing or two when it comes to the best state-of-the-art coworking spaces for young professionals in the area.

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the best coworking spaces in Manchester, including locations, amenities, and prices to help you make an informed decision.

Check out these incredible Manchester coworking spaces and watch your productivity soar…

Beehive Lofts

Location: Beehive Mill, Ancoats

Opening hours: Open 24/7 for members

Prices: Memberships starting at £185 per month

Self-described as “Manchester’s most luxurious shared workspace”, Beehive Lofts in the Northern Quarter is certainly the one to beat when it comes to high-end interiors and comfortable amenities.

This workspace includes everything you could possibly need for a productive and enjoyable day at the office, from modern meeting rooms and all-you-can-drink tea and coffee to pool tables and hammocks for when you need a well-earned break.

However, the membership does not come cheap for this desirable coworking space. Prices start at £185 per month, and that’s just for access two days per week. Unlike the other shared workspaces on this list, Beehive Lofts does not offer day passes, which might rule it out as an option if you only plan on using the space from time to time.

Clockwise Manchester

Location: Linley House, Gay Village

Opening hours: 24/7 access

Prices: Day pass available from £20 per day / memberships starting from £130 per month

Clockwise at Linley House is a beautifully-designed coworking space based in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the famous Gay Village.

This flexible shared workspace boasts a wide range of amenities that include six state-of-the-art meeting rooms, superfast WiFi, and a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks all day long.

No matter how you prefer to work, Clockwise is sure to have a membership option that suits you. Day passes are available from £20 per day, giving you access to the lounge-style coworking space and use of a hot desk. If you intend to use the space more often, memberships start from £130 per month and include complimentary refreshments, preferential rates on meeting rooms, and access to an exclusive members portal for networking with other professionals.

Colony Manchester

Location: Various locations around Manchester, including a popular spot at Piccadilly and several Ancoats locations

Opening hours: Weekdays 9am – 5:30pm / 24/7 access for members

Prices: Day pass available from £20 per day / flexible desk membership starting from £200 per month

Colony is a network of flexible coworking spaces in Manchester, with popular locations including Colony Piccadilly and Colony Jactin House.

Although each Colony workspace varies slightly in terms of its offerings and aesthetics, you can always expect generous space and natural light to maximise your productivity. All Colony spaces are complete with meeting rooms, social areas, and private booths so that you can work in whatever way you prefer.

When it comes to memberships, Colony offers a great deal of flexibility. Day passes to any of their locations can be purchased for £20 per day, or you can buy them in blocks of 10 to save money.

The floating desk membership option allows you to work from any Colony location with 24/7 access from £200 per month, or you can purchase your own dedicated desk from £250 per month.

WeWork Spinningfields

Location: No. 1 Spinningfields

Opening hours: 24/7 access

Prices: Day pass available from £25 per day / memberships starting from £152 per month

WeWork Spinningfields is located in the heart of Manchester’s prime business and commercial district. Complete with modern furnishings and huge floor-to-ceiling windows, this coworking space is the perfect spot for collaborating with colleagues or getting your head down in your own private booth.

Day passes are available but, at £25 per day, they’re slightly more pricey than some of the others on this list. Monthly memberships start from £152 per month and give you access to 180+ WeWork locations around the world – perfect if you’re the travelling type.

Members have unlimited access to free refreshments from the on-site cafe, and various function rooms are available to book from the WeWork app.


Location: Paddock Street, Ardwick

Opening hours: Weekdays 8:30am – 5pm (public access) / 7am – 7pm for members

Prices: Day pass £25 / half day pass £15 / memberships starting from £89 per month

Use.Space is a unique privately-owned coworking space in Ardwick, adorned with beautiful greenery and comfy cushions for the ultimate relaxed work day. It’s located a little further outside the city centre, a 12-minute walk away from Piccadilly Station

The facility features numerous workspaces, a kitchen, and several quirky meeting rooms – including an indoor greenhouse! Plus, members have unlimited access to free tea and coffee and free parking.

One of the best things about Use.Space is that hot desks can be booked for just half a day for £15, giving you ultimate flexibility. And when it comes to memberships, there are plenty of options designed to suit your work pattern, starting from just £89 per month.

Huckletree Manchester

Location: The Express Building, Ancoats

Opening hours: Weekdays 9am – 6pm (public access) / 24/7 access for members

Prices: Day pass £35 per day / memberships starting from £225 per month

Based in the popular Ancoats district, Huckletree Manchester is a beautiful modern coworking space featuring a huge range of bright and quirky workspaces. Here, you’ll find everything from privacy booths and collaboration zones to a podcast studio and meditation spaces.

There are plenty of vibrant meeting rooms available to book, seating anywhere from 10 to 2 people. Huckletree is a great space for networking too, with regular social events, pop-up gigs and more held in the live lounge.

Although Huckletree is undoubtedly beautiful, memberships and even day passes are much more expensive than at most coworking spaces in Manchester. A day pass will set you back £35, while a hot desk membership starts at £225 per month.

Flagship Manchester

Location: Northern Quarter

Opening hours: 24/7 access

Prices: Day pass available from £15 per day / memberships starting from £190 per month

Located in the heart of Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter, Flagship Manchester is characterised by state-of-the-art facilities and a sleek, modern design.

This coworking space offers a wide range of perks for its members, including access to a private swimming pool, outdoor terrace, yoga studios, and more. If you’re just popping in for the day, expect superfast WiFi, private booths, luxurious furniture, and a kitchen equipped with free tea, coffee and snacks.

Flagship offers excellent value for money, with day passes starting from just £15 per day. You can purchase your own dedicated desk from £190 per month, which includes 24/7 access and meeting room credits.

Kampus Coworking Space

Location: Kampus Manchester

Opening hours: 24/7 access

Prices: FREE for Kampus residents

And then there’s Kampus’ beautifully designed coworking space – the place to be for the most rewarding work-from-home days.

Discover a bright and relaxing workplace complete with comfortable seating, superfast WiFi, and areas for working alone or with a group, depending on your mood. You’ll only be a stone’s throw from your daily/hourly coffee fix, courtesy of the trendy cafes and coffee bars that surround Kampus in the very heart of the city.

The best part? As a Kampus resident, this state-of-the-art coworking space will be right on your doorstep – literally. And with no membership required, you can pop in completely free of charge whenever you need, whether it’s 9am or 11pm.

At Kampus Manchester, striking the perfect balance between work and play has never been easier. After work, enjoy a drink with friends on the terrace, fall in love with our private cinema, or explore the incredible independent food and drink venues that Kampus is home to.

We have a range of beautiful 1 and 2 bed apartments available in Central Manchester, each tucked around our Neighbourhood garden to offer inner-city sanctuary for busy young professionals and creatives.

Find your new home at Kampus and watch your productivity soar with the best coworking spaces in Manchester right on your doorstep.


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