New co-working hub launches in Cardiff

A new co-working space catering for high-tech, creative entrepreneurs and businesses is set to open in the centre of Cardiff next month.

The Space2B business hub, which is based on East Tyndall Street, is situated within an iconic Grade II listed building and has already become the home of 70 innovative businesses.

It’ll open to the public in March, offering companies access to serviced and self-managed offices as well as a fast internet connection. The hub is aimed at start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs.

During the design stages, the hub’s owners teamed up with Cardiff-based online polling start-up Doopoll to ask Welsh businesses about the type of things they’d want to see in a co-working space.

Based on this data, Space2B has integrated a co-working space, modern offices and a small business community to spread knowledge among residents.

Speaking to Tech Dragons, Space2B confirmed it’ll also be launching a series of reworking events and socials later this year. They’ll bring together business minds and creatives.

Elizabeth Scott, who previously worked for Tramshed Tech, said the new space is about fostering local creative and business talent. She also hub wants to encourage collaboration.

“Our aim is to create a campus style business community where we provide everything a business needs under one roof,” she told us.

“Think of us as a google style campus where businesses can collaborate in a creative and quirky space but with the professionalism and support that a start-up or any business needs to be successful.”

Gareth Oram, operations manager, said: “We have some really exciting plans for this year including a purpose-built event space, café & bar expansion and the launch of an event series, taken on the feedback of local start-ups and entrepreneurs. ”

Lisa Williams, who is one of the hub’s first residents, said: “The space is fantastic – a really well designed and thought out space. I have had the chance to network with some fantastic people with the potential of collaboration.”