The co-working office offers 12 workspaces, which can either be rented as hot desks, for working from a laptop, or as dedicated space – ie you can leave your stuff there. As well as the open plan workspace, there’s a meeting room available to hire when required, a “soft” area with sofas and lounge chairs and a kitchen.
Dan was in on the project from the start as a result of his friendship and website collaboration with Luke. Also moved in is Claire Armstrong who runs Carlisle graphic design company Big Beans.
The Guild was previously run as a student bar and before that was used by Scouts. Renovations have reconfigured the space and replaced windows – there’s now a view Carlisle Castle from the kitchen area.
The original wooden flour has been restored and there’s superfast cable broadband.
The ground floor of The Guild is a new roastery for Bruce & Luke’s, who also have Foxes Café across the road, plus training facility, event space and café.