York Guildhall now open for business

26th May 2022

York Guildhall now open for business

York’s Guildhall has re-opened this month after a £21.7m restoration, with the first businesses taking up residence in its new office and co-working spaces.

York Science Park has taken a 15-year lease on The Guildhall and is managing the complex, turning it in to a thriving business hub. Alongside the offices is the beautifully restored Main Hall which offers a stunning events space, available for business or private use including weddings.


The York Science Park team operates the facilities and also offers support for businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups looking to grow. Any business that relocates to The Guildhall can plug in to a network of research, funding and collaboration available through the University of York.

Speaking to York Press, Olivia Chatten, Business Development Manager said: “We are bringing more diversity of businesses into the city. They are taking hot desks or co-working desks. Companies in other cities whose staff want to come to York can use the Guildhall as a meeting space for clients, or hot desk for the day.

“It is really satisfying to see the businesses so enthused, and it is amazing to support businesses from other parts of the country,” said Olivia. “That inward investment to York is so important.”

Space and services available at The Guildhall

Offices: Private office with 12 month licence agreements. From £300 per month.

Co-working: Flexible licence options and dedicated desks. From £250 per month.

Hot desking: Simply plug and play at a daily rate as and when you need. From £20 per day.

Virtual office: Registered address and post handling, 4 days hot desking per month. From £70 per month.

Business Lounge: Cafe style lounge. Free tea and coffee. From £99 per month.

Business lounge plus: Cafe style lounge. 10 days coworking per month. Free tea and coffee. From £140 per month.



For all enquiries, contact the York Science Park team on guildhall@york.ac.uk or
+44 (0)1904 435110


Press coverage 

York PressFirst businesses move into Guildhall after major restoration 
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BBCYork Guildhall: First businesses move in after restoration
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Yorkshire PostInside York Guildhall’s restoration
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