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Blick Studios - Malone Road, South Belfast

Shared Workspace

We have 1 Deskspace available

£125 a month all inclusive – 24 hour access, use of meeting room, rates, utilities, broadband and use of communal meeting spaces, making renting an office simple.

 

Eligibility

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.

 

Please get in touch or email christine@blickstudios.org if you’re interested.


The Workspace

Our Malone studios, housed in a 3 storey period building in the leafy Queen’s Quarter features high ceilings, original period features and large bay windows that let in lots of natural light. In these studios we offer both private and shared workspaces.

Like all of our studios the space we offer is fully serviced, flexible, furnished and affordable. Our prices are all inclusive including rent, rates, utilities, Hi-Speed Fibre Broadband and free use of the private meeting space which includes access to a plasma screen. There is also a gorgeous glass roofed atrium which can be used for informal meetings with clients, as a breakout space for staff or just somewhere relaxing to get away from your desk and get creative!

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.

Directions

The studios are easily accessible by car, bus, bike & foot. You’ll find free on-street parking on all surrounding streets, on peak busy times it can be hard to find a space on adjacent streets, but you can nearly always get a space on Windsor Park which is only a few minutes walk up the road. It is also possible to park on the main Malone Road outside clearway times. Paid parking is available at the Wellington Park Hotel, a 1 min. walk from the studios. It is also conveniently close to local shops, restaurants, copy shops and Queen’s University.  

By train or bus

Travel from your location to Belfast City Centre. If you are travelling by train, the optimal station for you to get off would be Great Victoria Street. From Belfast City Centre get a Metro bus number 8B or 8C at Donegall Square East.  Buses run regularly and can also be boarded at bus stops heading out of the city on Bedford Street, Dublin Road, Bradbury Place, University Road, and the Malone Road.  There is a bus stop directly across from Blick Shared Studios, if you are unsure of where to get off, ask the driver to alert you of the stop closest to Chlorine Gardens/Fisherwick Church.  When you get off the bus, look directly across the road and you will see Blick’s big grey door. Please note that the 8A in either direction bypasses Blick and should be avoided. 


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

  • Prices vary from £125-£150 for individual desk space per month.
    (We usually offer discounts for renting multiple desks)

Private Office space costs

Prices for our Malone Road 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).

Malone Road Workspace FAQs

How long is the lease?

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

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

Will I have access to car parking?

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.

What are the opening hours?

24 hour access is available for all Blick Residents at our Malone Road studios.

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 business support events, workshops and programmes.

How much do deskspaces and offices in Malone Road 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 Malone Road

  • £125 per individual desk-space
    (We usually offer discounts for renting multiple desks)

Private Office space costs Malone Road

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 with what you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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