MinorOak Coworking is located in Sneinton Market, across Gedling Street from Murat Food Centre, the green Turkish supermarket. Sneinton Market is picking up steam, and Hockley is just across Lower Parliament Street (the A60). We’re central enough to be walking distance from everything, but slightly to the east of the city centre where traffic is manageable, the streets are easier to navigate, and parking is affordable.
Reaching MinorOak Coworking By Car
Reaching MinorOak by car is easy, but it takes a little background knowledge.
Nelson Street is the only way to get into Sneinton Market, and it looks almost like a laneway. You can make a left or right turn onto Nelson Street from Southwell Road (A612). Southwell Road is easily accessible from the A60 – Lower Parliament Street.
It’s a little tricky the first time you come here, but it’s simple once you know how.
Along Gedling Street, you’ll find a Subway, MinorOak, Murat Food Centre, Bouquet Boutique, It’s Simple Clothing, Blend coffee shop and cafe, GB Cafe, Avenues Cafe, and One BC. And that’s just on Gedling Street – more and more creative businesses are moving into Sneinton Market. You can find us all on the Sneinton Market Avenues site list of tenants.
You can no longer park on Nelson Street, and Gedling Street is twice as expensive as Brook Street – you’re better off turning that corner before parking.
Once you’re on Brook Street, you’ve got a few parking options. You may find all the information you need on Parkopedia, but here are my top tips.
Day Parking Summary:
- Nelson Street is back (at least temporarily): £5 in coins for 12 hours.
- Arena Car Park: £6 for 12 hours, but you can use a card.
- Marco Island: £4.50 for 12 hours. You can use a card. You have to drive up a steep, narrow ramp.
- Across from Marco Island: £4.50 for 12 hours, no ramp. Closes at 10:30pm.
- Sneinton Market Square: free first hour, £6 for up to 24 hours
- Cowan Street Car Park: £5 all day. Change or by app.
- Street Parking (plentiful): £1/hour or £2/hour by card, cash or app
You can also park at the Motorpoint Arena car park for £3.50 if you arrive before 9.30am and leave before 6pm. This is a five-minute walk from MinorOak, but it’s a huge car park that will always have spots. It’s not on the maps above; just look it up on Google Maps.
Parking for Virtual Office Clients
If you’re stopping by MinorOak Coworking to pick up your mail, message or e-mail me to let me know you’re coming and you can just leave the car out front; I’ll have your mail ready for you. There’s an area in front of MinorOak where cars can easily pull in for a minute or two without blocking traffic.
Parking for a Few Hours
I would recommend Brook Street. You can pay by card, online or using cash.
Parking All Day
I’d recommend Arena Car Park, Marco Island, or the car park across the street.
Parking Regularly Throughout the Month
You can get a City Council on-street season card for as little as £50 a month.
Don’t let MinorOak’s central location deter you – parking’s reasonably priced and close by, and MinorOak is easy to get to by using public transport, too!
In fact, public transport may be a better option than driving. MinorOak is a five-minute walk from the Lace Market tram stop and a 2-10 minute walk from city centre bus stops. If you’re inside Nottingham, consider taking the bus, riding a bike or walking. If you’re coming in from outside the city, consider using one of the Park and Ride car parks and taking the tram to Lace Market.