Workshop space at BizSpace

Grow your business with a workshop to rent

Discover the ideal workshop space for your business. Our range of units, from studio workshops to industrial workshops, offers versatile spaces for light industrial work, tailored for companies that create, assemble, repair and more. Whether you’re a team of craftsmen, technicians, engineers or entrepreneurs, find your ideal workshop unit with us.

Renting a workshop space

We offer a variety of workshop units across the UK, from small to large. Our units are self-contained, private workshops or managed spaces within a business centre with shared facilities. This allows you to choose the level of privacy and community you desire. All our workshops provide a blank canvas you can customise to suit your needs, whether you require a dedicated space for solo work or a collaborative environment to connect with like-minded businesses. 

What’s included?

Our sites can include the following:

  • Unrestricted 24/7 access – use your space day or night as you see fit.
  • Excellent security – roller-shutter doors, CCTV, & barrier entry where applicable.
  • Tall clear heights – ideal for safely storing more on large racking.
  • Vehicle access – drive right up close, with ample space for loading and unloading. 
  • Onsite parking – onsite or nearby street parking. 
  • Phase three electricity – stronger power supply to accommodate higher loads.
  • Site manager – for onsite business and maintenance support.
  • BizSpace Hebburn large workshop unit

    Our workshop units for rent

    Industrial workshops

    Industrial workshops at BizSpace are dedicated spaces for projects requiring specialised equipment or producing materials like dust, fumes, or noise. These workshop rentals typically have high ceilings, roller-shutter doors for easy loading and unloading, and strong flooring to accommodate the machinery. They’re ideal for carpentry, fabrication, metalworking, and repair businesses.

    Studio workshops

    Studio workshops at BizSpace offer a versatile workspace that can adapt to your creative needs. These small workshops for rent often feature open floor plans, good lighting, and amenities like sinks and counter space. Studio workshops are perfect for artists, photographers, designers, and makers, allowing you to spread out, collaborate, or showcase your work.

    Find a workshop unit near you

    Why choose a BizSpace Workshop Unit?  

    We provide workspaces that work for you. Our workshop units are tailored to you and your needs – fully customisable with flexible lease terms. Getting set up and moved in is easy– our contracts are simple and straightforward, with no hidden extras. And we are excellent value, too – competitively priced without the need for expensive deposits.

    Highly secure

    Roller shutter doors, CCTV surveillance and barrier entry systems at selected sites.

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    Customisable spaces

    Our units come as a blank canvas, meaning you can easily create the space you want.

    Quick and easy

    Finding, viewing, and securing your unit is as easy as one, two, or three.

    Competitively priced

    Not only are our prices hard to beat, but we’re transparent with no hidden extras

    Small deposit

    We only require a two-month deposit, instead of the six months you’ll find elsewhere

    Simple contracts

    Short-term licence agreements for smaller units and three-year leases for larger units.

    Don’t just take our word for it

    Get going in just three simple steps

    Find the workshop you want to see and book a viewing. We’ll show you around our workshops, and where applicable, our business centres. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have.
    Sign up
    We have simple one-page licence agreements for short-term rentals or leases for longer-term rentals. Signing up is quick and easy – and all our terms are transparent.
    Move in
    You could be set up and ready to go within an hour. Our dedicated centre managers are on hand to support you during and after moving in.

    What types of businesses rent workshop spaces?

    Artisanal Craft Businesses

    Artisanal craft businesses seeking a workshop rental space can find a haven for creativity with BizSpace. Rent a workshop to create unique, handcrafted goods – pottery, jewellery, textiles – with the flexibility to store materials and perfect your craft.

    Repair Workshops

    Repair workshops require functional spaces to rent for fixing bicycles, electronics, furniture restoration, and more. Renting a workshop space with BizSpace provides the ideal environment with the necessary facilities tailored for repair businesses.

    Woodworking & Carpentry Studios

    Woodworking and carpentry studios need workshop units to rent that accommodate their tools and materials. At BizSpace, find the perfect workshop rental space to craft furniture and woodworking projects with precision and creativity.

    Small-Scale Manufacturing Companies

    Small-scale manufacturing companies can rent workshop units at BizSpace to streamline production processes. From prototypes to production runs, rent a workshop space that provides the perfect environment to manufacture your unique products on a smaller scale.

    Tech and electronics

    Rent a workshop space to handle the tools and materials needed to develop, assemble, and test your latest technology and electronics. A BizSpace workshop rental space fosters innovation and experimentation. 

    Creative Design Studios

    Creative design studios require inspiring workshop units for rent to bring their visions to life. At BizSpace, rent a workshop space to house your creative team and provide the flexibility to brainstorm, design, and build models or prototypes.

    Choosing the right workshop to rent

    Whatever your type of business, it’s essential to understand the range of workshop spaces that are suitable for you to rent. Uncover our insider tips on everything you need to know about leasing a small industrial or private workshop space - from discovering the right size-to-person square footage to estimating expenses and capitalising on the perfect location for your venture.

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    Frequently asked questions

    While workshop rent in the UK is typically exempt from VAT, meaning you pay the advertised price, there’s a twist. Landlords can “opt to tax” their property, adding the standard VAT rate (20% as of April 2024) to the rent. This benefits them by allowing them to reclaim VAT on property-related costs. To ensure clarity and avoid surprises, it’s always advisable to directly communicate with the landlord or their listing to confirm if VAT is included in the advertised rent, giving you reassurance and confidence in your financial planning.

    Whilst workshops can be considered a type of commercial building, they’re more likely to be categorised as industrial buildings. It is typically zoned for business use and ideal for income-generating activities. Many businesses rent workshop space for storage, production, or repairs. Depending on your needs, these spaces can range from small, self-contained units to larger industrial facilities. By contrast, commercial units cater to retail, office-based, or service-oriented businesses, featuring amenities like shopfronts and office layouts.

    The minimal rental agreement for a workshop is 12 months. We can offer longer-term leases to businesses that want to secure their premises over a more extended period. Agreements can vary between business centres, so please always check with the business centre manager.

    It is common for businesses to boost the size of their premises. We recommend starting with a space suitable for your needs now and in the foreseeable future. If and when you need to scale up, our business centre managers will work with you to extend your current space or find additional space.

    You are free to customise your workshop and industrial unit how you want, as long as it meets health & safety guidelines. For example, you can paint the walls, install partition walls etc. All we ask is that when you leave, you return the space to the same, or better, condition it was in when you initially signed up. BizSpace can help with modifications, and put you in touch with our maintenance team for additional support.

    As standard, our small industrial units to rent come with building insurance and, in some instances, business rates – depending on your local council and area. Aside from these insurances, you may need to consider additional cover for employees, volunteers, equipment etc.

    Many of our industrial units and workshops have a 3-phase electricity supply, but others don’t. If you know you need this for your equipment, please tell us when we’re discussing possible suitable units with you.

    Fire Safety Regulations suggest the maximum occupancy for light industrial space is 55 square feet per person. For our workshops and light industrial units, we would expect you to look at anything between 100 – 800 square feet. A small workshop is considered to be up to 250 square feet, a medium workshop is 250 to 750 square feet, whilst a large workshop is above 750 square feet. If in doubt, speak to our relevant centre manager, who will be happy to help.

    That’s not a problem. Most of our locations offer 24-hour access, seven days a week.

    We don’t have any hidden costs. Any additional fees to your lease depend on the business centre, the type of space you’re renting and the type of agreement. For example, some leases include a service charge, a charge for utilities and even a charge for parking. Always check with your business centre manager to ensure you’re aware of all fees being charged.

    This really depends on location and size of unit. As a guide you can expect to pay anywhere between £25 to £200 per week to rent a workshop or light industrial unit.

    Whether you’re renting a garage, a workshop or a light-industrial unit, workshops are ideal for small businesses that manufacture, repair, pack or store equipment and stock. Whatever sector your company works in, a workshop is recommended if you need the space for any of the above activities, as you’ll benefit from the space, access, and security.