Rocketdesk is an exciting new home for start-up, indie and freelance creative technology professionals in the Guildford, Surrey area.
SPACE TO FLOURISH
Whether you’re creating games, developing apps, editing video, building websites or working in any other creative technology field, you’ll be welcome in the friendly ROCKETDESK community.
Join us in our high-quality, open-plan workspace at the Surrey Research Park; home to innovative game development studios like 22 Cans, and also world-leading tech firms like Surrey Satellite Technology.
Rocketdesk was created to help foster and grow the creative tech community and development communities in Guildford. Surround yourself with passionate and experienced independent professionals and push your knowledge to the next level!
Rocketdesk Membership benefits
Receive desk space in a high-quality, air-conditioned office
Benefit from strong industry links to other developers, service providers, publishers and platform holders.
Join Rocketdesk today. Fill in the form or send us an e-mail and we'll get back to you with more information on membership. If you'd like to pop in for a coffee and a nose around then let us know which day works for you.
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ROCKETDESK is based in the Surrey Research Park, a prestigious and dynamic tech-focused environment with links to the University of Surrey.
The working environment is modern and comfortable, but with the benefit of being located in one of Guildford’s green spaces. You will work in a beautiful low-density environment, with many open grass-spaces and two lakes on-site. The SRP is located in the town of Guildford, which has been a hub of UK video game development for many years now.
Guildford has been called the "Hollywood of video games", and it's easy to see why. Many important titles, such as Bullfrog’s Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, and Syndicate franchises were all made in Guildford. The racing studio Criterion built the Burnout franchise here. Lionhead created Black & White, Fable and others in the area. Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Epic Games (Unreal) and other important worldwide companies all have major offices in Guildford.
Guildford also has a rich heritage in wider technology beyond the video games sector, with many successful web, tech and creative companies located in the town. This includes high-tech success stories like Surrey Satellite Technology: the world's premier provider of commercial satellite programmes.
Guildford is located on the main line railway to London, so you can be in Central London in about 35 minutes. Likewise, the Surrey Research Park has excellent transport links via the A3, allowing car users to be on the M25 in just a few minutes.
The area also benefits from excellent schools and educational establishments, and a strong community focus for game developers and other tech professionals. Join us for regular pub meets and other community events throughout the year. Guildford also plays host to a number of professional sporting teams (football, ice-hockey, basketball), amateur sports of all types and a variety of watersports (kayaking) on the River Wey.
Next door to the Surrey Research Park is the Surrey Sports Park, with some incredible sporting and fitness facilities. About 10 minutes drive away is the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex, with further fitness and sporting opportunities available there.
Rocketdesk hosts several social events throughout the year. Our members also attend various other groups, events and conferences hosted by other individuals and companies. We've collected a few of our favourites here.
JOIN THE ROCKETDESK COMMUNITY
Rocketdesk is a community-led venture. Our members are the life-blood of the space, and more importantly they are our friends and colleagues. If you're a creative tech professional then we'd love you to join us. Sign up to our mailing list for more information, or follow us on social media. See you soon!
Rocketdesk offers multiple membership types, scaling to your requirements and budget. Choose the Dedicated Desk option to make Rocketdesk your permanent home. Alternatively, pick one of the other membership choices to get access as and when you need it. You can easily change between membership subscriptions to suit your needs, or bolt on extra days if you’re having a busy week.
dedicated, full-time Membership
PART-TIME & HOTDESKING OPTIONS
Benefit from 24/7 access to the studio and a permanent, dedicated desk to call your own. Leave your equipment at Rocketdesk, with use of a lockable drawer unit. Make Rocketdesk your permanent home and make the most of our friendly and productive community. This is our most popular option.
Add an additional day to your existing hotdesking membership.
Get maximum flexibility with a hotdesking membership at Rocketdesk. Come in for the days you choose, and only pay for the time you need. Bring your laptop in, choose any free desk and get productive.
3 days per week, 9-5 access - £168/month
2 days per week, 9-5 access - £112/month
1 day per week, 9-5 access - £65/month
Please note: our facilities are reserved for our members; we do not rent meeting rooms to non-members.
No matter which option you chose, you'll benefit from:
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