The Factory Co-Working Space

The Factory will re-open on June 6, 2022. 

The Factory co-working space is a “mixed use” co-working location at the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland for entrepreneurs and small business owners.  The space offers a shared working environment, with several flexible work areas for entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals.  See below for full eligibility.

The Factory is an initiative of the County of Northumberland, Economic Development Department managed and coordinated by the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre and supported by several community partners.

  • The Factory provides innovative, collaborative and community driven workspaces that move beyond traditional work environments
  • A physical space to meet the needs and demands of “work from home” entrepreneurs in Northumberland County
  • An opportunity to escape the distractions of working from home, offering a fully functioning and resourceful space
  • To give small businesses and start up businesses looking to transition out of their isolated work environments into a creative workspace that will increase working productivity
  • Provides rural entrepreneurs with reliable high-speed internet
  • Providing opportunities for business growth, expansion, and involvement in business community
  • The co-working space will provide an opportunity for daily business-to-business engagement, professional support, and planning space
  • Client membership brings sense of belonging, community, and networking with likeminded people  

Factory Coworking Networking Meeting room

The Factory co-working space offers

  • Single desk space
  • Large table working space
  • Computer monitors
  • Separate small meeting space (4-6 people)
  • Large meeting space rental (up to 30 people) ($)
  • Television display monitors for presentations
  • WIFI high speed internet
  • Printing access
  • Coffee bar ($)
  • Fridge and full kitchen facilities
  • Secured Lockers ($)
  • Networking opportunities
  • Convenient access to the BECN services, programs, and advance information regarding programs and upcoming events

Eligible Use

  • Small business owner/co-owner, or entrepreneur.
  • Business is based in Northumberland County.
  • Used as a casual working space performing regular administrative business functions.
  • Client meetings.

Ineligible Use

  • Not/non for profit organizations.
  • Board meetings, associations, membership meetings, or self interest groups.
  • Cannot be used as a permanent work location.  
  • Selling, or intent to sell “in person” to external parties (public/ clients, etc.) is not permitted from The Factory.  You may use The Factory for informational, planning or service meetings with new and existing clients. 
  • Front BECN reception is not to be used to direct your clients / act as reception role. If meeting with a client, you are responsible for meeting them at the front entrance and providing directions. 

Fees

1-Year Membership

$125.00 + tax (subject to change).

Day use drop-in fee

$20.00 per day, per person (subject to change).

Contact us for more information and to receive an application package.

Photo Gallery: The Factory will appear here on the public site.
Photos were taken prior to COVID-19 restrictions.