It’s a shared office. The business plan explains it like this:
A coworking space is a shared office for independent workers. Coworking spaces usually depend on hot-desking and members’ laptops; many members are not in their coworking spaces full-time. Coworking spaces are based on a membership model, like gyms. Members can use shared resources, usually including non-dedicated work areas, meeting rooms, kitchenettes and printers, on an as-needed basis.
Coworking spaces provide a professional venue for meetings and a base for desk and laptop-based work. However, the fundamental purpose of a coworking space is to provide a supportive group of peers for entrepreneurs, remote workers and people who are self employed.
Coworking spaces are places to work, but just as importantly, they provide stability, promote camaraderie and generate business opportunities. The psychological and professional benefits of a well-run coworking space go far beyond the shared office infrastructure.
You can use a desk at MinorOak, but you can't rent one. That's because MinorOak is set up so people can use the space they need, when they need it. There's a quiet work area, a collaborative work area, and isolation rooms for private phone calls and intense concentration. Members can work at MinorOak full time, but most opt for one to three days a week. Sharing the space makes it possible to keep things tidy, it helps keep rates down, and it lets members control how much they interact with others on any given day.
MinorOak Coworking is in Sneinton Market, right next to Nottingham’s dynamic Hockley neighbourhood. Hockley is full of interesting shops and great pubs and restaurants. We are a few blocks south and east of the Victoria Centre and easy walking distance to all the bus lines.
The Lace Market tram stop is a five-minute walk from MinorOak. If you're taking a car from out of town, you can use the park and ride and come in on the tram rather than driving all the way in, if you prefer.
The address is:
4 Gedling Street
Nottingham NG1 1DS
MinorOak is disability-friendly. The meeting room, flexible/collaborative work area and lunch area are wheelchair accessible. MinorOak has its own wheelchair accessible toilet, and both toilets are comfort-height. The work area on the mezzanine is the only section of MinorOak that is inaccessible to wheelchair users, and for that reason, we offer people who can't climb stairs a 20% discount on membership. For more information, see our blog post on Accessibility and Diversity. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
MinorOak is located in Sneinton Market, in the Creative Quarter, but people in every industry and every role are welcome at MinorOak. We think all entrepreneurs and independent workers are creative. The magic happens when people with different backgrounds and areas of expertise come together and share their skills and insights. MinorOak is industry-inclusive. Just bring your laptop and phone.
Memberships, day passes and half day passes are available. Please see the Rates Page for details on costs and benefits.
MinorOak Nottingham Coworking has free coffee, tea and snacks, a meeting room, acoustically private phone rooms, and two main work areas: one quiet and one collaborative. There are lockers with mail slots available for members. Members can become key holders and access the space 24-7.
Absolutely. MinorOak is more than a shared office. The community is centred on what we all have in common: most of us are micro-business owners working independently, although remote workers, students and local employees are welcome, too. MinorOak is friendly and open to newcomers. We love to meet new people and you'll have a chance to connect with others AND get plenty of work done.
For free coworking days, workshops and other events, check out the events list.