Are you considering opening a new office, or perhaps relocating from your current space? Choosing the right location is undoubtedly a big decision. While the allure of big cities like Leeds or Sheffield might initially catch your eye, Wakefield presents an equally compelling option.

Nestled conveniently in the heart of West Yorkshire, Wakefield offers a unique blend of benefits that make it an attractive choice for businesses both large and small. Whether you’re setting up for the first time or seeking a fresh start, let’s explore why Wakefield should be on your radar.


Location Location Location

Wakefield boasts excellent connectivity that sets it apart as an ideal business location. With two well-connected train stations and main motorway networks meeting just outside the city centre, navigating the region couldn’t be easier. Our private offices at Tileyard North are situated a mere 5 minutes from Wakefield Kirkgate, with bus stops right outside our doorstep and ample parking just around the corner.

Being close to major cities, an office in Wakefield would ensure that your business remains well-connected to the broader business ecosystem. This proximity allows for effortless networking and collaboration with some of the region’s most influential companies and industry leaders.


The Cost-Effective Option

It’s no secret that the cost of office space is a pivotal factor in choosing a location. In larger cities, the price can often be prohibitive, but Wakefield offers a more budget-friendly alternative without skimping on amenities.

At 2-Work, our offices in the Tileyard North complex in Wakefield provide high-quality, professional spaces at an affordable price. What sets us apart is our all-inclusive pricing model, which means there are no extra charges or hidden fees – everything is straightforward. Additionally, our flexible lease agreements allow for short-term renting of our offices, giving you the adaptability to scale or adjust according to your business needs. Opting for Wakefield not only makes financial sense but also keeps you well-equipped and well-connected.


Business Support in Wakefield

In Wakefield, businesses can benefit from a supportive and collaborative community that actively fosters growth and stability. Organisations like Wakefield First offer access to funding, uncover business support programs, and provide opportunities to upskill your team.

We Are Wakefield, a not-for-profit organisation, hosts events, disseminates information, and creates valuable connections that aid business growth. Wakefield Council themselves are currently offering grants of up to £10,000 to those in the creative and heritage sectors, supporting the endeavours of creative individuals and groups within the city. 

At 2-Work, we contribute to this vibrant business community by hosting monthly networking events with We Are in Business, creating a platform for local businesses to connect and collaborate!


The Hepworth Gallery

The Hepworth Gallery, just over the road from 2-Work!


Quality of Life

Wakefield is not just a prime location for business; it’s also a city that boasts a rich lifestyle and cultural scene. The city has a lot to offer from an arts & culture perspective, The Hepworth Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park stand as major attractions, drawing visitors from across the nation.

Nestled in the Grade II listed Rutland Mills development, Tileyard North is an iconic creative hub, with facilities for photography, podcasting, and recording studios, attracting talent all the way from London. Not to mention, when it’s time to unwind, you can visit The Yorkshire Brasserie or The Distillery Gin Bar—just a couple of the top-tier food and drink venues that Wakefield has to offer.

If you’re ever in the mood for the bustling energy of a larger city, Leeds is just a 20-minute train ride away. Known for its vibrant nightlife and some of the finest restaurants in Yorkshire, Leeds offers a change of pace whenever you desire. Whether it’s for leisurely dining, entertainment, or shopping, Leeds provides a lively urban experience, complementing the quieter charm of Wakefield with its dynamic city vibes.


Future Developments in Wakefield

Wakefield is a city on the rise, with a robust £6.5 billion economy and a landscape of continuous growth. Home to major operations for global giants like Burberry, Haribo, and Coca-Cola, Wakefield is carving out a reputation as a key hub for business.

The city is also focusing on significant infrastructure improvements, including the redevelopment of one of its main train stations and a comprehensive plan to regenerate the city centre, injecting new vitality into the area. 

At the forefront of these exciting developments is Tileyard North, which showcases Wakefield’s forward-thinking approach. The upcoming Gradient Mill, set to open in Summer 2024, will be a landmark project, offering private offices and coworking spaces in Wakefield’s only Grade A listed new build for a decade. This development is a clear indicator that Wakefield is positioning itself as a prime destination for the future!


Space to Grow

Wakefield is a city that caters to businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re just starting out, expanding as an SME, or operating as an established enterprise, you’ll be sure to find a home in the city.

If the prospect of joining this thriving community excites you, don’t hesitate to reach out to the 2-Work team. Get in touch with us to book a tour of our offices at Tileyard North where you’ll discover a range of flexible options, from cosy coworking spaces to expansive offices tailored to accommodate your growth.

We’re here to guide you through the process and help you find the perfect space for your business needs.

Contact the 2-Work team here!