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To become a resident at Blick Shared Studios simply get in touch and arrange a time to come down for a tour to see what workspace is currently available.  Pricing starts at just £100 per month for a deskspace in our shared spaces, and £250 per month for a private office.

Once you choose a space, you’ll pay a deposit that’s equivalent to one month’s rent and be asked to commit to a minimum of 3 months.  There will be no additional fees or charges during your residency as broadband, utilities like heating and electric, and even use of our meeting room and equipment are included in your rent. After your minimum term of 3 months you may remain on a month-to-month basis, simply giving 30 days notice if you would like move on. That’s it!

The vision of Blick Shared Studios is to focus on the needs of creative industry businesses.  We want to help the creative industries grow in Northern Ireland, to be eligible for taking workspace within Blick you need to be working within the creative industries. Falling within the UK’s definition of the creative industries – ‘those industries that are based on individual creativity, skill and talent with the potential to create wealth and jobs through developing intellectual property’ – includes thirteen sectors: advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, designer fashion, film, interactive leisure software (ie. video games), music, the performing arts, publishing, software, and television and radio. You will be asked to complete a short application form to ensure your eligibility before taking a space at Blick.

Why choose Blick?

Blick is a local, independent social enterprise offering affordable shared workspace, events, services and support for creatives in Belfast. Choosing Blick means your money goes to support the local economy and the creative industries in Northern Ireland.

We have over 10 years experience providing workspace for creatives. We know what we are doing and can be relied upon to provide a professional service as well as being friendly and approachable.

Our spaces have been designed by creatives for creatives and offer quiet, intimate working spaces in buildings with character and charm to allow for productivity and creativity as well as community and collaboration. We aim to keep our services as affordable as possible so don’t offer free coffee/tea/ additional perks just try to offer really good service in nice spaces with nice people.

We currently have three buildings in Belfast, two in Belfast’s vibrant and creative Cathedral Quarter area close to Belfast School of Art and the other in leafy South Belfast near Queens University Belfast. Both areas are lively and safe and have good access to local amenities (coffee shops, cafes, bars and cultural buildings including The Mac in the Cathedral Quarter and The Ulster Museum and botanic gardens in South Belfast).

Workspace FAQ's

How long is the lease?

Leases start from a minimum of 1-3 months depending on your contract and a maximum of 36 months.

What’s included in my rent?

Rent, Rates, Heating, Electricity, High Speed Broadband, Office Furniture, Meeting Room usage, use of Audio Visual Equipment, use of Kitchen, Building maintenance, Cleaning of common areas, 24 hour access.

What if I don’t see what I want on your website?

Please get in touch with us, we try to be flexible where we can to meet individual business needs so either give us a call or drop us an email with what you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Will I have full meeting and boardroom access?

Meeting and boardroom access is free of charge for Blick residents, but is subject to booking and availability

Do you have car parking at Malone?

Car parking is not provided however loading and unloading facilities are available subject to booking. On-street parking is available on the adjacent roads: Malone Avenue and Eglantine Avenue, however parking here can sometimes be difficult after 9am, but is easily available a short walk away on one of the other adjacent roads further up the Malone Road and between 9.30am and 4.30pm parking is available almost directly outside on the main Malone Road. There is also paid parking available just down the road at the Wellington Park Hotel. – Please see our parking maps for the best places to park near our Malone studios.

Do you have car parking at Hill street?

We do not offer any free parking at our Hill Street Studios but there is paid on street parking in the surrounding streets and a number of car parks a short walk away. Please see our Parking Maps for the best places to park near our Hill Street studios.

How much do your deskspaces and offices cost?

Our buildings are fully serviced and furnished, and our prices are inclusive of rent, rates, utilities, broadband and use of communal meeting spaces, making renting an office simple.

Shared Workspace Prices (51 Malone Road & 46 Hill Street)

  • £150 per individual desk-space
  • £125 per desk-space for 2 desks
  • £100 per desk-space for 3 – 4 desks
  • £75 per desk-space for 5+ desks

Shared Workspace Prices (Cotton Court)

  • £100 per individual desk-space
  • £90 per desk-space for 2 desks
  • £75 per desk-space for 3 – 4 desks

Private Office space costs

Our private offices vary depending on size and location. Email christine@www.blickstudios.org for costs of specific office spaces.

Do you provide a telephone answering service?

We don’t currently provide a telephone answering service.

What hours are you open?

24 hour access is available for all Blick Residents.

Our opening hours for mail collection, general enquiries etc are by appointment – we are generally here in the studios most days – Monday- Friday- and many evenings but please give us a call – 02890207832 or an email – info@www.blickstudios.org, to ensure someone is available to meet with you

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