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Melting Pot

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Joined October 2018
The Smithfield Garage, Meriden Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Welcome to Melting Pot, an independent collaborative workspace tailor made for the creative industries, situated right in the heart of Birminghams creative quarter; Digbeth. We know how important your workspace is, we’re start up business owners ourselves, so you’ll find a variety of crafted spaces to run your business from including; open offices, meeting areas, hot desks, art and design studios and workshop space, along with a beautiful multi-use space available to members and for non members to simply hire for workshops, exhibitions, media shoots or anything you need it for.

Our style of co-working is about having a community of businesses that support each other whether it’s through collaboration, a different point of view, a bit of inspiration, business advice or that motivation everyone needs from time to time – we have it covered. You’ll find like minded people here, working together to showcase what Birmingham creatives are all about.

When we came across The Smithfield Garage we knew it was perfect with its industrial character, period features and amazing spaces, have a look at our Spaces page for some more info, and drop us a line if you are interested in a viewing or discussing membership options.

clock_icon_img Opening Hours

Mon-Fri
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun
Closed

Yes we have meeting rooms! Message us for details

Amenities
Classic Basics
  • High-Speed WiFi
  • Heating
Seating
  • Hammocks
Community
  • Events
  • Workshops
Equipment
  • Printer
Relax Zones
  • Lounge / Chill-out Area
Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Makerspace
  • Showers
  • Event Space For Rent
Cool Stuff
  • Pool Table
  • Dog-friendly
  • Cat-friendly
  • Art Gallery
Transportation
  • Free parking on premise
  • Bike Storage
  • 5 Minute Walk From Public Transit
Catering
  • Free Drinking Water
Caffeine Fix
  • Free Tea
  • Free Coffee
membership_icon_img Membership Fees
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
11 DayGBP 10.00 Reception HoursReserve
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
11 MonthGBP 150.00 Reception HoursEnquire
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
201 MonthGBP 250.00 24 hoursEnquire

Membership: Hot Desk / Open Plan

Duration
# People
Access Hours Reception Hours
GBP 10.00

Membership: Dedicated Desk

Duration
# People
Access Hours Reception Hours
GBP 150.00

Membership: Private Office

Duration
# People
Access Hours 24 hours
GBP 250.00
Location
The Smithfield Garage, Meriden Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

11 Reviews By the coworking community

5 out of 5

100%  of coworkers recommended

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Philip Bruland
  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful Vote

"Flexible, Creative Space"

    April 2019

    I really like the melting pot. The team running the space are really helpful and supportive and it is a space with a lot of flexibility for ideas and creativity. There is a good community of people and it feels very un-corporate which I also really like. I definitely would (and do) recommend it to others.

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    Laura Babb
    • 1 Review
    • 0 Helpful Votes

    "Brilliantly located space with great people and an excellent vibe"

      April 2019

      I love working from Melting Pot. I'm so much more productive when I'm there. It has a great vibe, excellent people and it's brilliant value for money too.

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      Cam Wilson
      • 1 Review
      • 1 Helpful Vote

      "Great space filled with an amazing array of creatives and independent businesses. "

        April 2019

        The Melting Pot is an amazing spot to work from - great location and lots of places to explore in the local area. There's a nice crew working from here, which gives a community feel and also spurs a multitude of collaborations. It's also a nice touch being surrounded by all the artwork and sculptures from the creators that it houses. Would definitely recommend.

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        Henry Blanchard
        • 1 Review
        • 1 Helpful Vote

        "Best space in Birmingham"

          April 2019

          I visited / tried out pretty much every coworking space in B'ham before I found the Melting Pot - this one just clicked. Big range of people, from creatives to coders, with a brilliant vibe of youth, art and creativity. Big workshop space downstairs where all sorts of cool creations get made. Open 24/7, always people around. Would recommend to anyone.

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          Maeve O'Sullivan
          • 1 Review
          • 1 Helpful Vote

          "Flexible, creative space in central location."

            April 2019

            I've been here since January 2019. The combination of desk space and workshops has drawn a great cross-section of creative people - from artists and designers to marketers, events people, and the rest. Melting Pot has a great atmosphere, flexible terms, and is very cost effective. I'm glad I found it - everyone here is up for collaborations and giving each other useful advice. The location is great - right in the city centre but in an interesting neighbourhood.

            1 Thank Maeve

            Jack Young
            • 1 Review
            • 1 Helpful Vote

            "Melting Pot - Clear inspiration for Birmingham Creatives, "

              April 2019

              Myself and my team moved into the space a few months ago. The vibrant space has allowed us to really enhance our current day-to-day operation as a regional event planner, talent & content creation agency. The industrial beauty that lies within really grasps the creative nature that Digbeth holds. Friendly creatives around, & many collaborative opportunities. Highly recommend to all creatives whether you’re just starting or a fully operational based freelancer/team.

              1 Thank Jack

              Beccy Roberts
              • 1 Review
              • 1 Helpful Vote

              "A Little Gem!!"

                October 2018

                I've had a space at the Melting Pot for a few months now and I highly recommend it! Great environment - inspiring spaces - light and spacious - and most important - really lovely people! Digbeth is a wonderful place to work too - central and yet a little off the beaten track - I love wandering around in my lunchbreak - people watching - and looking for bargains in Cow - a great second hand clothing warehouse just around the corner! All the facilities at Melting Pot are first class - there's even a brand new shower in the changing rooms!!

                1 Thank Beccy

                Amy Cobb
                • 1 Review
                • 3 Helpful Votes

                "Exciting, innovative work space in Digbeth"

                  October 2018

                  My company Shiny People moved into the Melting Pot 3 months ago, great work environment and group of people to be around! - a real variety of creatives including web designers, artists, carpenters etc. Everyone is very positive and motivating of each other. We’ve already been given work through being here and I’m sure there’s plenty more to come. Modern furniture against the industrial walls looks slick - large windows and nice lighting. All desks are handmade. Very affordable cost comparable with other spaces in the area, and working alongside this group is a great bonus. Permanent spaces as well as hot desking so something for everyone even if just visiting the area.

                  3 Thank Amy

                  James Wells
                  • 1 Review
                  • 3 Helpful Votes

                  "Amazing Space! Love It!"

                    October 2018

                    I've been here for roughly 1 month now and absolutely love the space! It's full of creatives with a friendly atmosphere! The inside of the building is incredible, it shares the same feel as aloft apartment would, definitely makes me think of a space like what Google offices would have! There is a meeting room that can be booked and the space even has shower facilities. By far the best space I've been to in Birmingham and i've been to 5 in the past year.... oh and it's at a great cost! Would strongly recommend the Melting Pot to anyone!

                    3 Thank James

                    Chris Morris
                    • 1 Review
                    • 3 Helpful Votes

                    "Would really recommend"

                      October 2018

                      Been here for a couple of months, Really Really cool space, amazing location, generous workspaces, the people that run the place are great too, and its a perfect environment for working in and meeting loads of new people, got loads of work through being here by talking to the people in the space. I'm really happy to bring my clients here too, they love it and the option of hiring out the meeting rooms and bigger workspaces for the day tied in with the membership is perfect for my flexible schedule. Its getting better every day too which is cool to have an input on as it grows.

                      3 Thank Chris

                      Nathaniel Hanna
                      • 1 Review
                      • 2 Helpful Votes

                      "Wicked building. Loads of collaborations happening! "

                        October 2018

                        Companies based at the melting pot are working together on some really interesting projects together as well as ticking by independently. Co - Workshop attached means pretty much anything can get done. The space is still evolving as well so seeing it grow is really exciting. Lee the in-house accountant is perfect for any advice or help essentiacially when it comes to new businesses or creative industries like Artists. Location is a stones throw away from the selfridges building but still in Digbeth. This makes it ideal for commuting, meetings or if you like to being amongst Birmingham’s creative hub.

                        2 Thank Nathaniel

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