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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).
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.
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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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.
Take a virtual tour of Cell Block Studios
Meeting taking place in a private office cell
Our private office cells are perfect for you to do business uninterrupted and hold small meetings. Book a tour or enquire today to rent a private office from £430 per month (excluding VAT).Read less
Full desk space at Cell Block Studios
When you rent a full desk you get a designated desk space with unlimited access to communal spaces, coworking spaces and meeting rooms.Read less
Full desk with storage at Cell Block Studios
Our full desk space also comes with useful storage space so you can keep your desk clear from clutter. Get in touch to ask about renting a full desk from just £190 a month (excluding VAT).Read less
Mezzanine break out space at Cell Block Studios
Take advantage of our communal break out space when you need a break from the office to clear your mind and refocus.
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1 of 2 meeting rooms at Cell Block Studios
You'll have free access to book our meeting rooms when you rent space with us. This meeting room seats up to 6 and has a full video screen, making it perfect for strategic or informal meetings.Read less
Meeting in mezzanine break out space
Our mezzanine break out space is great for getting out of the office, but can also be used for informal client meetings.Read less
Private office space at Cell Block Studios
If you're looking for a private office, book a tour of our cell block studios and discover the space available in our Grade-1 listed building.Read less
2 of 2 meeting rooms at Cell Block Studios
Our larger meeting room has a video screen and seats up to 8 people. Get access to this meeting room by hotdesking, renting a full desk or renting a private office with Innovation Connect.Read less
Break out space at Cell Block Studios
Our mezzanine break out space has a skyline view of Portsmouth Dockyard, making it the perfect spot to take a break from the office.Read less
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.
Location of Cell Block Studios
College Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ