Case study


A grade 1 listed space in Bath transformed into a busy and vibrant community of tech and creative professionals


We designed, built and now operate this space in Bath

By 2012, a lack of affordable flexible desk space in Bath meant that hundreds of people across the city were working from cafes and home offices each day. This was not conducive to productivity or collaboration for independent workers, and was hindering the growth in the creative and tech economy which had been identified by the local council as critical to the future of the city.

In 2012 the company responded to this demand as a response to the council procurement exercise, and delivered its first project- The Guild, a spacious, secure, vibrant, world class coworking space housed in a stunning, centrally located Grade I listed building adjoined to Bath’s Guildhall.

The 3,500 square foot space now offers a series of options for flexible working and a total of 86 desk spaces to small businesses and independent workers.

Launched with capital funding from B&NES council, Cowork Inc envisioned the concept and design of the space and developed the business model, overseeing and managing the orchestration of the project and its delivery. Cowork Inc now acts as operator and is responsible for all staffing, operations, marketing and sales within The Guild.