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Cotton Court studio space in Belfast

Workspace Availability

We do not currently have any space available at our Cotton Court Studios. Please get in touch if you’re interested in joining the waiting list.


The Workspace

Our workspace in Cotton Court, a cotton warehouse converted in 2002, has an ideal location situated opposite The Merchant Hotel and is also home to a number of other creative organisations including Craft NI, Young At Art and the Belfast Print Workshop. At our Cotton Court Workspace we offer shared and private workspace to up to 15 small and start up creative businesses. 

The space we offer is fully serviced, flexible, furnished and affordable. Our prices are all inclusive including rent, rates, utilities and 100mb Broadband. You can also enjoy the dedicated breakout spaces for getting away from your desk or meeting clients. 

Taking a space at Blick Studios is more than just a physical space it’s about meeting and working alongside like minded people, collaborating, learning and sharing experiences.


Workspace Prices

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 (Cotton Court)

  • £100 per individual desk-space per month
    (We usually offer discounts for renting multiple desks)

Private Office space costs

Prices for our Cotton Court Studios start from £250 for a small office for up to 2 people. Email info@blickstudios.org for costs of specific office spaces.


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).

Cotton Court Workspace FAQs

How long is the lease?

Leases are for a minimum of 3 months followed by a rolling month by month contract.

What's included in my rent?

Rent, Rates, Heating, Electricity, High Speed Broadband, Office Furniture, use of Kitchen, Building maintenance, Cleaning of common areas, access from 7.30am – 11.00pm

What are the payment terms?

We require 1 months rent to be paid by bank transfer as deposit to secure the space. This deposit will then be returned by bank transfer when you move out and have returned your keys and left your workspace clean and tidy without alterations. The first months rent will be due to be paid by bank transfer at the start of your rental term and invoiced thereafter on a monthly basis.

Will I have full meeting and boardroom access?

Unfortunately we don’t have a meeting room within our Cotton Court studios, but the facilities within our Malone studios can be accessed free of charge by Cotton Court Blick residents, but is subject to booking and availability.

Will I have access to car parking?

We do not offer any free parking at our Cotton Court Studios but there is paid on street parking in the surrounding streets and a number of car parks a short walk away, affordable daily parking is available on Corporation Street, Lancaster Street and Little Donegal Street and you can also park within St Anne’s Square Belfast.

What are the opening hours?

Our Cotton Court studios are open for residents to access between 7.30am and 11.00pm daily.

Will I get any extra services e.g. reception, telephone answering or photocopying?

We don’t provide any extra services, we prefer to keep things simple and keep costs down for our resident businesses and put any profits we make back into supporting the local creative economy through free creative business support events and workshops.

How much do deskspaces and offices in Cotton Court 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 Cotton Court

  • £100 per individual desk-space
    (We usually offer discounts for renting multiple desks)

Private Office space costs Cotton Court

Our private offices start from £16 per sqft per annum, but vary depending on size and location. Email christine@blickstudios.org for costs of specific office spaces.

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 to christine@blickstudios.org with what you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Instagram post 2116839509932315580_295518986 We are excited to introduce our new 2 day retreat called 'The Creative Start-up retreat'.
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Karishma Kusurkar from Karishma’s world and Christine James from Blick Shared Studios will be running a 2 day creative enterprise retreat on the 5th & 6th of October.
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They are aiming to empower and inspire creatives to make their creative business idea a reality. Having worked with creative businesses over the past decade, we wanted to create a tailor-made retreat for those in the creative sector looking to start something new.
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We know that it can be particularly challenging to build a viable business in the creative sector and our hope is that this retreat makes it a little easier to understand how that could be made possible whilst ensuring your creativity is able to flourish.
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Over the weekend retreat, we will focus on 4 key areas:
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Values & Vision – understanding your values, vision and goals and how these will impact your creative business.
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Your Customer Journey – understanding your customers’ values and needs, ensuring your business meets their needs and learning how to communicate with potential customers before, during and beyond launching a product or service.
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Business idea & Skills – refining your business idea, products & services, understanding your USP, pricing your work, networking and making connections and managing your finances.
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Communicating with your customers – creating a brand with integrity (visuals, words & actions), building an online presence that works (website, social media etc.) and presenting your work in person (sales, pitching & presentations)
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At the end of the retreat participants will leave with a completed values and vision board, creative enterprise toolkit (useful resources & templates) and a creative business action plan.
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The full course will cost £80.
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Visit our website to book your space today!
https://www.blickstudios.org/events/creative-start-up-retreat/
Instagram post 2115998541142080506_295518986 We are excited to announce our next event that is happening on the 10th September titled :
SME’s Survival – Unlocking Your Business Potential With Your Customers Perspective
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SME’s face significant challenges today. Accessing new customers and retaining existing customers is hard work. This is because customers today are spoiled for choice and have more options to choose from than ever before. But also, because habits are constantly changing as technology evolves around us.
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This session is about offering SME’s practical tools that they can use for their business to help them access their customer, understand who they are and their habits. The more you understand about your customer, the more opportunities for you to increase revenue from different customer markets. Markets that you’re missing at the moment because the needs of certain customer groups is unknown to you.
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There are only 10 places* available so booking fairly early on is essential. To book, https://elizabethmeehan.typeform.com/to/DD2lAM
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This session forms part of USER-FACTOR a three-year project funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, aiming to strengthen innovation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It is offered free but, offering the latest thinking in, it is worth £265
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Location: Blick Shared Studio, 46 Hill St
Date & Time: 10th September, 6-9pm
Booking: see link above and complete short form
Further queries: info@coffeenosugar.co.uk
Cost: freeImage credit: Roman Krafhttps://www.blickstudios.org/events/smes-survival-unlocking-your-business-potential-with-your-customers-perspective/
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Instagram post 2115282133206946786_295518986 Lovely quiet Wednesday in our Hill Street studio
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Instagram post 2111617219678217269_295518986 Definitely another day for hiding away in the studio!
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Instagram post 2111149338196879600_295518986 Not long until the weekend now. Hope everyone’s having a great week so far!
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Instagram post 2110923671513377902_295518986 Join us on the 5th of October as we team up with local illustrator Danni Gowdy for our first illustration workshop for children aged 5-9 years.
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Danni illustrated childrens book "Teach Your Giraffe to Ski" and is using this as the theme for the first workshop. Children will learn how to draw a skiing giraffe using a step by step guide, create fun and authentic backgrounds of ski slopes, trees , sun & clouds and learn how to choose colours and add finishing touches to bring their illustrations to life.
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The workshop costs £10 and it will be held on the 5th October at Blick Studios Malone road. For more information and to book a space, please visit https://www.blickstudios.org/events/blick-illustration-club-ages-5-9-years/
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Instagram post 2110198553879381203_295518986 There is something beautiful about the Malone Blick Studios on a rainy day. There is always beautiful light that inspires us to keep working on a rainy day like this!
Hope everyone can stay dry and cosy today!
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Instagram post 2109675099606476132_295518986 Beautiful light in our Hill Street studio this afternoon
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Instagram post 2108867157839736801_295518986 New Blog: 'Know Your Values' to help you create a successful creative business/career and the life you want (link in bio) #blickstudios #TOPTIPS #businessownerslife #businesstips
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Instagram post 2105885617497293892_295518986 The Cathedral Quarter looking beautiful, even on the greyest of days
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Instagram post 2105074809410188110_295518986 Beautiful bright start in Belfast this morning ☀️
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Instagram post 2104592708105808549_295518986 Front row seats at this afternoon’s thunder and lightning storm up in our Hill Street mezzanine!
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Instagram post 2100111725943937463_295518986 Bit of a grey day in Belfast today, but nice and bright here in our Hill Street studio!
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Instagram post 2100055564540592714_295518986 Our next Blick Animation club workshop for kids 6-14 is on Saturday 28th September 2-4pm.
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The last sessions where almost booked out so don't miss your chance to book your tickets for any budding animators in your family. Tickets can be booked on our website https://www.blickstudios.org/events/blick-animation-club/
Instagram post 2099358049336010687_295518986 6 WEEKS TO GO!
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We are excited to announce Blick Academy Squarespace 4 Week course on the 11th September to the 2nd October in Blick Studios.
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The course will be lead by @two_digs_studio and he will be covering a range of different tips and information on how to build a Squarespace website.
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He speaks about what is needed on your website, and maintaining a strong visual consistency that represents your idea, business or concept for the world to see.
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If this sounds like something you would be interested in, check out our website for more information of what will be happening over the 4 Weeks! Spaces are starting to be booked up, so make sure you book your space and not miss out on this incredible course!  https://www.blickstudios.org/events/blick-academy-squarespace-course/
Instagram post 2096622020816412395_295518986 Blick team meeting with @emogada who is helping with events and marketing @gemmaoneill who is helping us with social media and bits and pieces in the Cathedral Quarter sadly minus @rosysjames who is off on maternity at the minute. Esther and Gemma are both also Blick residents so show the best bits of Blick and have a good understanding of Blick and the work we do. Such a joy to work with them both #blickstudios #blickteam #teamwork #collaboration #creatives #belfastcreatives
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We got to catch up with our Hill Street resident @gemmaoneill, who has also joined the Blick Team doing social media photographs for us in the Cathedral Quarter.
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They gave us a really lovely and honest interview about their work creative balance. Gemma is a great asset to the team and gave us a lovely interview. To read the full article, you can read it at https://www.blickstudios.org/meet-the-resident/meettheresident-gemma-oneill/
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Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine and getting time to slow down and appreciate.
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Happy Wednesday!
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Instagram post 2094944397136736605_295518986 Always something to see in Belfast! Love our walk to work. What does everyone else see on theirs?
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Instagram post 2094448922427985210_295518986 An afternoon spent tending to our office plants in our Malone studios. The perfect job for this weather when it's too nice to sit at your desk 🌱 #🌿 #officeplants #indoorplants #indoorgardening #procrastination #plants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #blickmalone #blickstudios #creativespace #creativeworkspace #coworkingspace
Instagram post 2094431994435189326_295518986 Lovely bright Tuesday in our Hill Street studio ☀️
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Instagram post 2090710596416052545_295518986 We are very excited for the continuous journey of Blick. It is always good to take a moment to reflect on how far you've come and now that we are in the last half of 2019, we are evaluating how to improve and reach our goals.
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Collaboration here at Blick is a vital part of our creative process and something that we advocate here in Belfast. In our blog ' 11 Year Lessons' we share our longstanding collaborative relationships with different creative individuals such as @seedheadarts for our Faculty Workshops, @creatingaspace for our Time is Now events, @infinitejestcomedy & @karishmakusurkar for our podcast @stbdpodcast , @shesaid_design for @womenfolk.co and many individuals and organisations for @belfastdesignwk .
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To read the full article on our website, visit https://www.blickstudios.org/blog-posts/11-year-lessons-blog-2/
Instagram post 2090677816336418969_295518986 Sun is shining and not the worst message to come across on the way to the studio this morning!
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