Two business people having a meeting in Cell Block Studios

Innovation Connect

Run your startup or creative business from our Grade-1 listed office space in the Historic Dockyard

Cell Block Studios is in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, providing a distinctive space for digital creative businesses to grow.

Each office is a renovated former prison cell in the Grade-1 listed, converted Victorian Naval Prison and contains 2 desks. You can hire a full desk and share the space with another business, hire the entire cell as your office, or hot desk and work from any of the communal areas in the building, such as the break out spaces and meeting rooms.

You can also book meeting rooms and use break out spaces when you want a break from your office. The communal front of house area is available for you to meet visitors and is ideal for informal meetings.

Having our business based at Cell Block Studios is absolutely amazing for us. Not only is it a phenomenally cool space for a small business like ours, being right inside the awesome historic dockyard really gives it an edge and the wow factor. Not only that, but the small community of other businesses that also have offices there, creates a really great vibe that’s just awesome to be a part of.

Chris McHugh, Founder of Living Your Learning

Facilities

  • High-speed WiFi
  • Video screens in each meeting room
  • Free tea and coffee
  • A shared kitchen
  • Break out lounge spaces
  • 3-minute walk to Portsmouth Harbour train station with direct links to London
  • 24-hour access to members (subject to permission from the Ministry of Defence)
  • Car parking (subject to permission from the Ministry of Defence)

Location of Cell Block Studios

College Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ

Choose a coworking space or office space

Hiring space in any of our locations also gives you member-only access to our new meeting facilities at the Future Technology Centre.

Hotdesking

£95 a month*

  • Access to communal spaces, coworking spaces and meeting rooms for up to 10 days a month
  • No minimum term – you can cancel your membership after the first month
  • Minimum notice period of 20 working days

You can hot desk at 2 Innovation Connect locations:

Hotdesking at cell block studios
Rent a full desk

£190 a month*

  • Your own designated full desk space
  • Unrestricted access to any of our communal spaces, coworking spaces and meeting rooms
  • Minimum term of 4 months
  • Minimum notice period of 20 working days

You can rent a full desk at 2 Innovation Connect locations:

Full desk space to rent at Cell Block Studios
Rent private office space

from £430 a month*

  • Your own designated office space
  • Unrestricted access to any of our communal spaces, coworking spaces and meeting rooms
  • Minimum term of 4 months
  • Minimum notice period of 20 working days

You can rent private office space at 3 Innovation Connect locations:

Full office at cell block studios

Contact us

Have a query or want to book a tour? Contact us today.

Email us: innovationconnect@port.ac.uk

Phone us: +44 (0)2392 847 000

Office hours: Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 5.15pm; Friday, 8.30am – 4.15pm

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