Hive Co-Working: At The Umbrella Centre, Whitstable

“Find your place in our co-working community”

About Us

We aren’t just a workspace. We are situated in the heart of a Community Centre and when you join as a member you will become part of a working community within Whitstable.

Run by Jo, Caroline & Steve, the space is fully accessible and inclusive, and welcomes anyone that wants to join.



  • 12 desk spaces which can be booked for dedicated, occasional or ad-hoc use.
  • Fair use printing
  • Fast Wifi
  • Free Tea & Coffee and space to store your lunch
  • Meeting Room
  • Space to take private phone calls
  • Space to eat your lunch
  • Umbrella Centre Café on Site
  • A community garden (members are welcome to eat their lunch in the garden)
  • Locker storage
  • Community events programme
  • Friday beers and treats to end the working week well!
  • Feel free to bring your dog to work with you if they are well behaved and happy to chill out in our space.


  • Extra meeting or training rooms booked via The Umbrella Centre at a discounted rate
  • Spaces to hold events
  • An on-site minibus for member use with a reasonable day rate
  • Show & Tells or workshops with member discounts


Membership costs £20 / month (this includes all initial admin costs)

All membership deals can be cancelled with one month's notice.

Your usage is also charged per month and depends on the type of membership you choose.

Dedicated desk space
5 days / week

£130 /Month (plus membership)
  • Access between 8am to 6pm
    Monday to Friday
  • Reserved Space

Occasional Use
2 days / week

£60 /Month (plus membership)
  • Access to 4 slots per week 8am-1pm and 1pm-6pm
    (Total of 20 hours)
  • Ability to book sessions each week via an app
  • Ability to add extra hours for £1 / hour

Ad Hoc use
An hour at a time

£2 /Hour (plus membership)
  • Ability to book hours each week via an app

Photos © Sam Grady