Being freelance in Manchester means you might not have a definitive workspace outside of your bedroom or the office in your house. If you’re ever in the need to setup shop somewhere else to get work done there is a plethora of places in Manchester available for you to work from.

The Assembly

Setup in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Assembly is a co-working space for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. Setup by a group of classic Manchester creatives, it strives to offer more to customers than just hot desking and for £160 a month plus VAT you can get 24/7 access in an open plan office with views across Manchester. This could be a great place for creative freelancers to meet and collaborate with other artists.

Manchester Digital Hot Desks

Manchester Digital is a network of SME’s in Manchester specialising in the digital economy and working with industries of the future. Their ‘Hot Desking’ offices are available to all members of the network. Pricing is flexible depending on how much space you need. Manchester Digital members also have access to many other benefits and sign up for freelancers or sole traders is only £40 a year.


This final choice is a little different to the other two as it’s a café and social area as well as a workspace. Ziferblat is one of 14 international social spaces where you pay by the minute and all the tea, coffee and cake is free. With cool and interesting meeting rooms available as well, Ziferblat is a cool choice for a workspace. Granted this may be a little distracting but exciting for the more eccentric freelancers out there.

Manchester has a huge number of freelancers and contractors and these hidden gems can provide some sanctuary & solace for the community.

Here at Gorilla Accounting, we understand how a contractor or freelancer can often be overwhelmed by compliance and we have developed an efficient, technology driven, simple accountancy package.

Gorilla will offer a technology driven accountancy service to contractors and personal service companies – anyone who is self-employed and provides services through a limited company.