Hive – Co-Working at The Umbrella Centre


A new co-working space, located on the lower ground floor of The Umbrella Centre on Oxford Street, will offer the community of Whitstable the opportunity to work in a shared space and a number of benefits:

  • A flexible and affordable workspace outside of home.
  • The opportunity to work as part of a collective if you wish. Co-working spaces are fantastic for easy networking and collaborating.
  • Uniquely with Hive, the chance to work in an established community, as part of the Centre. The Centre is a thriving place to be during the week when you step out of the workspace, with a community café on site and groups using the rooms for hire.

When you join Hive, you will join as a member and get access to multiple benefits. The space is inclusive and fully accessible, as well as doggy friendly, as is the rest of the Centre. There are tiered options to choose from, so members can decide the number of days and hours they dedicate to working and pay accordingly. Members will be able to book slots efficiently and in their own time via access to an app system, although the managers Jo, Steve or Caroline will be on site to discuss any queries as well.

The space itself allows room for 12 members to work alongside one another at a time, with a kitchen area offering free tea and coffee and a small meeting room that also allows space to eat lunch. In sunnier months take your lunch out into the community gardens and relax in the sunshine, or purchase your drinks and food onsite at the not for profit café, enjoying member benefits.

There is also access available to two larger meeting rooms via the Centre, with discount available to Hive members. If you’re planning on holding larger events the Centre can accommodate that too and there will be regular networking drinks held at the café, free for members to attend.

Hive will be ready to open to members on April 16th, although you are welcome to view the space in progress, chat to one of us, and sign up provisionally now.

For more information on pricing and how to sign up, contact us on or visit our website (which is almost live!)

Please note, we have one reserved desk space office left, which accommodates two people. If you are interested in that space please do get in contact with us soon.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Jo, Caroline & Steve.

Hive. Co-working at The Umbrella Centre

“Find your place in our co-working community”