Shared and Co-Work Spaces in the Isle of ManA new breed of office has come to the Isle of Man and it is changing the way we think about work. Communal work spaces provide office space, support and some seriously awesome perks.
These unique places enable entrepreneurs, businesses and the local community to create, innovate and grow. With an ever-growing business sector, the Isle of Man tremendously benefits from these new spaces.
Located in Douglas, Barclay’s Eagle Lab is tailored to the Isle of Man’s strengths in the tech and digital markets. With meet ups, mentoring, and funding opportunities, the Isle of Man Eagle Lab is a welcomed addition to our Island.
The Lab has 3 membership plans to choose from based on your business needs, with Resident and Private Office Memberships offering 24/7 full-time access. There are also meeting rooms, presentation spaces, event spaces, hot desks, and a range of private offices.
Barclays Eagle Lab’s mission is to ‘create, innovate and grow’ and is shown through their three main principles: ‘Accelerating UK businesses’,’ Enabling collaborative innovation’, and ‘Digital empowerment for everyone’.
The Eagle Lab on Victoria Street boasts a range of unique services including Laser Cutters and 3-D Printing. With access to Barclays business expertise and an on-site team to help scale and grow your business, the Isle of Man Eagle Lab makes a fantastic option for your budding business.
Located in the heart of Douglas, Gateway Trade and Investments offers all inclusive desks designed for new and emerging businesses.
For a low monthly fee, you will have 24-hour access to a professional, dedicated space and a community of creative professionals. GTI offers hi-speed Wi-Fi, shared printers, copiers and scanners, conference rooms by reservation, and security.
Gateway Trade and Investments can also assist you with other integral business services like company incorporation, marketing and secretarial services. GTI is there to support your business at its current stage and help you grow to the next.
A flex space located in Ramsey, Babbage’s has the unique feature of being really anything you need it to be! The venue is a refurbished film studio and still retains that creative sentiment.
Now with a modular design, Babbage’s is a place to hold conferences, parties, meeting and anything else you can imagine. Small business can access offices and meeting rooms equipped with state of the art technology.
Babbage’s has a plethora of outdoor space and is the perfect setting for outdoor meeting, barbeques and corporate parties. Parking is never an issue at Babbage’s with arguably the biggest parking lot in the island.
Possibly one of the best perks of this space is use of its state of the art audio visual technology including a 21:9 touchscreen and video relay system with flexible audio and video input facilities.
With Babbage’s ability to morph into any type of space you could need, it earns a place on our communal work spaces list!
The Dixcart Business Centre operates from two locations in central Douglas. The centres boast 1Gbps of network connectivity for the most demanding of technical needs. The centres offers serviced offices rather than daily ‘hot desks’ and are ideal for businesses relocating to the island and start-up companies looking to expand.
Dixcart offers 24 hour access, furnished offices- each with its own dedicated and secure router, as well as a staffed reception area during normal business hours.
The centres can also provide extra tactile support for businesses including accounting, bookkeeping, HR, IT, secretarial, and payroll. In addition, Dixcart Business Centres can provide assistance in company formation, legal advice, management and help with Tax and VAT.
Dixcart’s established reputation in the Isle of Man means that they can assist you with key introductions to other business professionals.
The Nunnery is a historic building located at the International Centre of Technology just outside Douglas. The Priory of Douglas was a monastery of nuns dating back to the 6th century. Today it is home to businesses and conference centres (and a beautiful chapel!).
The Nunnery can be rented out by the day or half day for conferences, lectures, and other events. They have an extensive range of purpose designed rooms that are multi-functional; offering high-tech IT equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi.
An on-island investment firm, Manninvest opened their serviced offices in 2017 to serve not only their existing clients, but the Isle of Man business community. Their serviced offices can be rented monthly (for a minimum of 6 months) and daily ‘hot desks’ are also available.
They boast 24-hour access in a state of the art purpose built facility in the outskirts of Douglas. Admin support, photocopying facilities, mail, secretarial, and telephone answering services are all included. Manninvest also offers verbal and written Mandarin translation services!
With Wi-Fi, cleaning, and ample parking, businesses of all sizes would be lucky to call this space home.
A beacon for companies in the arts, media and tech sectors, The Engine House is located in a 10,000 square foot space in Castletown. In addition to providing affordable work space, The Engine House provides support and partnerships to grow your business.
The space has 4 membership plans based on your needs and can accommodate any growing business. Each plan comes at its own price point, with all including free Wi-Fi and front desk support.
With multiple communal and ‘workbench’ settings, this space is designed to drive creativity and synergy of ideas. The Engine House is always ‘abuzz’ with activity and the perfect place to network, get genuine feedback and advice, create and innovate.
In addition to their desk options (hot desk, my desk, and private office), The Engine House offers airport transfers, bike storage, post options and showers, with a café coming soon.
The Engine promotes itself as a community and hosts two facebook pages (one exclusively for members). The focus on collaboration and networking is prominent and the Engine encourages meet ups and even host events.
These new work spaces are sure to satisfy any of your needs and help propel your business forward.
To learn more about government assistance for your business, visit the Department for Enterprise Funding and Support.
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