Co-working concept grows in Birmingham – here are 10 to choose from.

Members working in Forge, a co-working space in Birmingham.
Forge offers a friendly atmosphere where you can get work done. Photo via Forge.

Co-working spaces are a great resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. A co-working space is like a cross between a coffee shop and a library, with a friendly, work-focused atmosphere. Here are 12 locations where you can experience co-working in Birmingham.

1) Hardware Park

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Hardware Park in the historic Long-Lewis Hardware Building

Since February, Hardware Park has been breathing new life into the historic Long-Lewis Hardware building. In addition to the massive 140,000sqft campus, tenants benefit by working together on engineering projects.

Learn more about Hardware Park.

2) Innovation Depot

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Tenants at Innovation Depot. Photo via Innovation Depot, Inc on Facebook.

As a tech incubator, Innovation Depot helps startups like Fleetio graduate into full-fledged businesses. Also, they have food options like Crestline Bagel.

Learn more about Innovation Depot.

3) Red Mountain Makers

Red Mountain Makers co-working space
Members discuss a project. Photo via Meetup.

Red Mountain Makers offers space, equipment, and other resources for its tech-driven members. From woodworking to microprocessors, Red Mountain Makers has it all.

4) Forge

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Forge members work together in one of the three conference rooms. Photo via Forge.

Forge is Birmingham’s first co-working space geared specifically for professionals. In addition to the workspace, Forge is just up the stairs from the delicious restaurants at The Pizitz Food Hall.

5) Twenty-One Thirty

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Twenty-One Thirty is a new space geared towards realtors. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.

With the projects such as The Pizitz and The Summit under his belt, developer Jeffrey Bayer is tried and true. That’s why we are so excited to see Twenty-One Thirty. Bayer collaborated on this development with David Silverstein. Since construction is wrapping up, we expect to see the grand opening soon!

“We are creating a co-working real-estate hub for the Birmingham market that will foster a collaborative environment for individuals.”

Michael V. Reilly, Jr.

6) The Hub

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The Hub co-working space. Photo via The Hub on Facebook.

Homewood’s The Hub is the perfect spot for professional dreamers, thinkers, and doers. Additionally, The Hub offers day passes in case you need a quiet place to study or work for the day.

Learn more about The Hub.

7) Social Venture

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A co-working area in Social Venture. Photo via Social Venture website.

Social Venture is REV Birmingham‘s gift to the co-working community. Since 2013, Social Venture has transformed an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant workplace with meeting rooms and co-working space.


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WORX BHM’s Columbiana cabin getaway. Photo via WORX BHM website.

With two locations, WORX BHM is a melting pot of innovation. The Commons location is a short walk away from great places to eat. Additionally, their Columbiana location is a peaceful cabin getaway.

9) Practice Works

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Practice Works looks so modern! Photo via Facebook.

Practice Works is a unique co-working community where therapists and their clients can thrive. During business hours, guests can enjoy services from counseling to yoga therapy.

Learn more about Practice Works.

10) MAKE bhm

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Welding is just one of many services at MAKEbhm. Photo via their website.

Since woodworking and metalworking equipment is so expensive, MAKEbhm provides equipment access to its members. MAKEbhm provides the tools–you decide what to build.

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Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer with Bham Now | Originally from Tennessee, Nathan moved to The Magic City after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College. Nathan is passionate about recognizing Birmingham's history and is thrilled to learn more about the big things planned for The Magic City's future.

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