Co-working spaces – the offices of the future

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This is an article from St John’s Foundation’s subsidiary, St John’s Hospital Trading Company

What does the House of St John’s offer?

Focused on community, inclusion and informal luxury, we describe the House of St John’s as the place to work, connect and grow.

Situated at 1 Queen Square, the beautifully restored Grade 1-listed building now houses a variety of private offices, personal desks and hot desks, together with a bookable boardroom, elegant event space and stylish lounge and bar. High-end fixtures and fittings are complemented by ultra-fast broadband and, unusually for central Bath, we also have a furnished outdoor terrace. With attentive staff ensuring all runs smoothly, we firmly believe House of St John’s is the perfect place for the new hybrid working lifestyle.

What sets you apart from other co-working spaces?

While we are proud of the inspiring environment we have created, becoming a member of the House of St John’s is about so much more; not only do you get to benefit from the first-class facilities on offer, but your contribution positively influences the community around you. Profits from this new venture will be gifted to our charity partner, St John’s Foundation, specifically for its Foundation Fund – a fund established to support disadvantaged children in Bath and North East Somerset and to help lessen the education attainment gap.

How do you support the community?

The House is a social enterprise that gifts profits to its charity partner, St John’s Foundation. The profits are used specifically for the Foundation Fund which seeks to ‘level the playing field’ and help disadvantaged children in our area live happy and healthy lives. It will do this by ensuring children have nutritious food every day; a safe place outside of school; behavioural and emotional support and additional support with foundational reading, writing, oracy, and mathematics.

Secondly, post pandemic, we are determined to support local, independent businesses. To that end, we have engaged with businesses who share our ethos and whose products only enhance the House of St John’s offering. Members will benefit from discounted rates and priority access to businesses featured in our ‘Just across the Square’ list of who’s who.

What do your customers say about your space?

New to the Bath scene, we launch late November 2021 and so we have yet to have any customer reviews! However, whatever style of membership you choose, you’ll automatically be part of our inclusive and collaborative community.

If you take a whole office, it will be thoughtfully furnished based around our members’ needs. As a member of the House of St John’s, you can enjoy a private office while still feeling part of a larger community.

If a whole office isn’t for you, then personal or ‘dedicated’ desks are the way forward. Whether you are an early bird who likes to start work at 6am or someone who needs to be online at 11pm, the desk will be yours and yours alone.

Finally, our hot-desking option provides the ultimate in flexibility and is ideal for those members who like to move around, choosing different environments dependent on their needs – one day it might be a quiet corner, the next all the hubbub of a communal lounge.

Find out more about the House of St John’s here or email