Our Mission

Our mission is to provide inspiring workspaces and company for creative folk—people like us. We (Rick Chadwick & Stuart Goulden) couldn’t find such a space in York, so we set about creating our own.

One year on and we’re surrounded by ambitious and kind entrepreneurs who want to meet others and grow their businesses. If that sounds like you, join us too.


  • Where are you based?

    We’ve converted the top floor of a historic building on Pavement. Go to the end of the Shambles and look up!

  • What are your minimum terms?

    We don’t tie members into long contracts. Desks are rolling monthly whilst private offices are available on year-long leases. We don’t charge joining or reference fees.

  • What’s included in membership?

    Unlimited use of: a desk, locker, printing, fibre internet, meeting room and even tea & coffee.

  • What type of people are at ACOLLECTIVE?

    All sorts! Including designers, developers, architects, marketers, illustrators, filmmakers, writers, digital charities and other start-ups.

  • Do you have social events?

    We do. They’re often open to the wider creative community too. Let us know if you’d like to come along.