Based in the Historic Dockyard

Cell Block Studios is in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, providing a distinctive space for digital creative businesses to grow.

Each private office in Cell Block Studios has been converted from Grade-1 listed, Victorian Naval Prison cells. The cells are furnished with stylish desks, chairs, shelves and high-speed WiFi. You can hire a full desk and share the space with another business, hire the entire cell as your office, or hot desk and work from any of the communal areas in the building, such as the break out spaces and meeting rooms.

You can also book meeting rooms and use break out spaces when you want a break from your office. The communal front of house area is available for you to meet visitors and is ideal for informal meetings. Free tea and coffee are available in the shared kitchen and there is car parking (subject to permission from the Ministry of Defence).

Opening hours

9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.

Out of hours access is available 24/7 to Full Desk and Private Office Memberships. Please ask for more information if you need out of hours access as you’ll need to follow the Dockyard’s process for this.

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Memberships at Cell Block Studios

The below membership options are available at our Cell Block centre.

Coworking Space

Coworking space is available at Cell Block Studios, including pay monthly hot desks and full desk options.

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Coworking Space

Private Office Space

Rent your own office or 'cell' based in the Historic Dockyard.

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Private Office Space

Look inside Cell Block Studios

Take a look at our virtual tour to explore the coworking and office space for rent in Cell Block Studios. You can also book an in-person tour.

Take a virtual tour!

Facilities at Cell Block

Break out spaces

Spaces for our members to work, relax or meet clients.

break out spaces

Meeting rooms

Cell Block has two meeting room spaces that members can book.

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Meeting rooms


Cell Block has kitchen facilities for making lunch and drinks, including free tea and coffee.

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Try before you buy with a free day trial

Have a look around our spaces and meet the team with a free day trial. Bring along your laptop and work with us for the day so you can see what the Innovation Connect community is all about and decide if this is the place for you.

Just send us an email at or fill out our contact us form with preferred dates and which centre you'd like to visit and we'll arrange a time to get you in. See you soon!

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