TO complement the successful portfolio of innovation centres at Paignton, Torquay and Cockington Court, the TDA has opened a new type of "office when needed" for small businesses and freelance workers – The Harbour Works at Vaughan Parade in Torquay and the Seaworks in Brixham Town Hall.
The work spaces are welcoming, with design-classic interiors. The meeting room offers a little more formality when required, whilst still maintaining the relaxed contemporary décor; and there's plenty of break-out space for networking and relaxing.
The Works are ideal for:
Early stage, one-person businesses who want somewhere to meet clients, network with similar people, book a meeting room with video conference facilities, print off presentation-quality sheets or simply just to have a good cup of bean-to-cup coffee!
Homeworkers, who want to escape from children, pets and the tendency to put on the washing machine between phone calls!
Traders such as plumbers, electricians etc who want a quiet place to do estimates and invoices.
Companies with low carbon concerns who want to reduce travel costs.
Companies wanting business advice which will be readily available and can be booked.
Torquay Harbour Works (above) is conveniently situated at Vaughan Parade in Torquay, above the Visitor Information Centre, with fabulous harbour views from both the office space and meeting room.
Brixham Sea Works (above) is located in the bustling fishing port of Brixham. The work spaces are located within the Grade II listed Town Hall built in 1886. The work spaces offer a relaxed and welcoming feel for members to collaborate and network.
Desk space is inviting and flexible enabling members to set it up according to their needs with ease and offering maximum productivity. Collaborative space is comfortable and relaxing, providing a great environment to discuss and innovate on the chesterfield sofas and leather chairs. The meeting and conference spaces offer a little more formality when required, whilst still maintaining the muted palette loft-style décor with large wooden tables and natural materials.
Brixham Sea Works also has break out space for coffee and networking, with reclaimed crates and scaffolding offering quirky storage space.
The Works operate on a membership scheme, with "tenants" paying for whatever level of use their particular business needs. There are also corporate memberships for professionals and larger companies who wish to meet with clients in the Bay.