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Co-working space Society 1 to open in former Preston restaurant

Posted on - 13th March, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment

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A former tapas restaurant is has opened as a new co-working space.

Society 1 in Cross Street offers office space for the self-employed or small businesses.

Alongside desks there’s meeting rooms to hire and the inside of the former restaurant has been given a major overhaul.

This used to be a tapas restaurant
This used to be a tapas restaurant

There’s also a lounge area with a pool table and areas to chill out and get a drink.

Society 1 is giving away 100 free day passes which includes free tea, coffee and a hot desk.

Plans for the building were lodged in October for what used to be DukPond, and previously the Alpenhof restaurant – which was owned by Society1’s co-founder Catarina King.

There's space to relax as well as work
There’s space to relax as well as work

The office space is to be formally opened on Wednesday 29 March with Lancashire Enterprise Partnership chairman Edwin Booth cutting the ribbon during an Open Day.

The co-working space has a community membership fee of £10 per month giving discounted day rates, with 14 people already signed up.

The offices are set over three floors
The offices are set over three floors

Day rates start at £30 per day and go up to £245 per month for a permanent desk.

What do you think about co-working spaces? Will you use it? Let us know in the comments below

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