WORK_SPACE, owned and operated by the Town of Manchester, Connecticut, is a dynamic Coworking, Meeting & Gallery space situated in the heart of Downtown. Embracing collaboration, innovation, and inclusion, we are dedicated to fostering a vibrant community and contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of Manchester. Serving as a launching pad and home base for start-ups, consultants, artists, non-profits, and entrepreneurs, our mission is to cultivate creativity, connectivity, and strategic relationships, empowering individuals and organizations to thrive.


At WORK_SPACE, we offer a flexible Coworking environment, diverse Meeting Spaces, and engaging Art Galleries. Our spaces provide local businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists the opportunity to collaborate, network, and grow. The public is invited to tour our 5,000 sq. ft, 2 ½ story historic building, where they can be inspired by the 100+ works of art on display at any given time. Additionally, we host programs that bring people together for cultural gatherings, professional development, stimulating conversation, live performances, and the sharing of perspectives. 


  • 20 Coworking Desks
  • 11 Private Offices
  • 7 Media-Equipped Meeting Spaces
  • 3 Art Galleries
  • 1 Gallery Shop
  • 1 Digital Story Studio
  • Affordable & Flexible Memberships
  • Great Location – 14 min. east of Hartford with easy access to I-384, midway between Boston and New York
  • Complimentary Parking for Meetings
  • Great Main Street Restaurants
  • Networking, Business Development & Cultural Events
  • Attentive and Accommodating Staff

The hospitality at WORK_SPACE includes hosting conferences and retreats for organizations seeking a professional venue with the added charm of Manchester. Our beautiful parks, diverse restaurants, and rich history of industry and innovation complement the experience. Join us in exploring the possibilities within our inspiring space.


WORK_SPACE is built upon the following…

WelcomingWe create a hospitable environment where people feel comfortable, appreciated, and inspired to engage.
OpennessWe are open and accommodating to different individuals, perspectives, and personalities.
RespectEsteem for each other is presumed & reciprocal; curiosity precedes judgment; benefit-of-the-doubt before blame
KindnessGolden rule – treat others as we wish to be treated; platinum rule – treat others as they wish to be treated.
SocialPersonal relationships build professional success, the interaction of the membership defines our community.
ProfessionalAbove all, this is a space to develop as a professional and grow a successful and sustainable business.
AwarenessWe are mindful and responsive to the impact we have on the space and people around us.
CommunityWe collaborate to support and enhance individual goals in a way that serves the common good.
EnergyThe sum is greater than the parts, together we optimize our productivity, foster vitality, and inspire innovation.

Innovative re-purposing of a great building. What a great affordable option for young, aspiring entrepreneurs.

Joseph Lipiner

Owner, Frame Dimensions

I’m very excited to have this type of space in our community. It supports our business and community.

Jennifer Holt

Consultant, Jen's Network

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Contact WORK_SPACE to get started with a free day pass and tour, coworking, hosting a meeting, hosting an event, and much more.

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