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Enquire now to 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 private office in Cell Block Studios has been converted from Grade-1 listed, Victorian Naval Prison cells. The cells are furnished with stylish desks, chairs, shelves and high-speed WiFi. 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. Free tea and coffee are available in the shared kitchen and there is car parking (subject to permission from the Ministry of Defence).

Opening hours

9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Sunday.

Out of hours access is available 24/7 to Full Desk and Private Office Memberships. Please ask for more information if you need out of hours access as you’ll need to follow the Dockyard’s process for this.

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Private office space

Rent private office space in three of our locations.

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Private office space

Desks and workspaces

View our hot desk and full desk options, including pay as you go hot-desking which is available at our Technopole Centre.

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Desks and workspaces

Business support

Find out how Eagle Labs or support from the University can give your business a boost.

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Business support
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Access to meeting rooms and boardrooms for a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10.

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Use of our space as a registered business address.

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Short-term contracts with simple terms and conditions.

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Members-only access to our business incubation support to help you grow, network and market your business.

Look inside Cell Block Studios

Take a look at our virtual tour or click each photo in the gallery below to explore the coworking and office space for rent in Cell Block Studios. You can also book an in-person tour.

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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.

Craig McHugh, Founder of Living Your Learning

Location of Cell Block Studios

College Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ

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