The need to know’s about Maven
Where is Maven located?
Maven is based in the bustling, historic, Hampshire city of Winchester. A stone’s throw from some amazing cafe’s, foodie eateries, independent boutiques and idyllic sites. Our address is 5a Charlecote Mews, Winchester SO23 8AZ . Charlecote Mews is a little precinct of offices tucked away at the top of the High Street, just off Staple Gardens. The easiest way to reach us is by walking to Jewry Street – Overdraft bar and taking the alleyway to the right of Overdraft. You’ll see our sign ahead as soon as you start walking down the passageway.
Does Maven have parking?
No. We are a stone’s throw from Tower Street car park, although if you are looking to work at Maven for more than a 4-hour stint we advise parking a few more minutes away at Worthy Lane or River Park, where a full day stay is half the price of Tower Street and you can stretch your legs with a 7/8 minute walk to Maven. There’s also the Park and Ride service too.
Is Maven just for women?
We are a female centric space and are here to support women in business, but no-one is excluded from coming to Maven. If you love and live by our values then Maven is for you. We strive to provide an inclusive and respectful environment where all are welcome and if you have not done so already, I invite you to read more about our values here in our MAVEN MANIFESTO.
What does Maven provide?
We are a co-working space providing an inspirational, creative space in which small business owners, entrepreneurs and employed can escape the isolation and boredom that comes from working from home. You’ll find generous spacing (a 1.2m desk for all) and a Covid-secure environment. Our facilities include your desk and chair (of course), super fast Wi-fi, a refreshment area providing complimentary teas & coffee, outdoor seating and separate breakout zones.
Do I have to be a Member to come to Maven?
Yes. Our community thrives and grows through having regular co-workers in our spaces – both physical and virtual. We offer a two week free trial for each of our Membership programs, so you can experience our environment first before having to commit. Thereafter, if you choose to continue and be a member of Club Maven, a monthly rolling membership will be in place. All our membership plans can be cancelled at any time with 30 days notice.
What Memberships do you offer?
Our Memberships start at £52 month for 2 days a month, then £75 a month is 4 x 9-3pm days a month and £82 is 4 x 9-5pm days a month.
If you’d like a little more we offer fixed desk packages for 3 days or more from £200 a month.
🌟 Think of the memberships like you would a Gym Membership. You need to book yourself on to your sessions in advance and as each session has limited numbers, so there is always that chance that your ideal session might not be available. Top tip – book in advance to avoid disappointment.
🌟48 hours notice is required to cancel or change a session. The 48 hours is effective from the start time of the session. So if your session starts at 9.30am on a Tuesday, it must be cancelled/changed by 9.30am on Sunday morning.
🌟 Your desk pass is valid for the hours stated. If you do need to stay longer than your desk pass, contact Natalie@mavencoworking.co.uk to discuss an additional hourly rate.
What are your Opening Hours?
Maven’s current Opening Hours for Co-working are:
Monday – 8.30-6pm
Tuesday – 8.30-6pm
Wednesday – 8.30-6pm
Thursday – 8.30-6pm
Friday – 8.30-6pm
What should I bring along to co-working?
If you are new to Coworking there are a few must-haves: Headphones, noise cancelling ideally, so you can easily focus in if you need some quiet time. This is an open plan office space, so there may be a level of chatter and a buzz. Short calls can be taken at your desk as long as you are mindful of others. If hearing others talk on the phone or otherwise is something that might distract you from your work, then noise cancelling headphones are a must. There are some great ones out there and you don’t need to spend a fortune.
Wear layers, so you can keep warm/cool depending on the temperature. Bring along a water bottle so you can keep hydrated and some snacks to keep your brain in gear! We will normally have some milk in the fridge, but not all types, so bring along what you desire. Obviously don’t forget your laptop and chargers too.
Do you have a private space for calls or 1:2:1’s?
Yes we have our quirky and cool Meeting Pod and Two 1 person Hideaways. The Meeting Pod sit’s up to 4 people comfortably. The Hideaway 1 person. Our different Membership levels allow free passes to the Pod. Once you’ve used your free passes you can buy extra.
Can I Hire Maven as a Non- Member?
Yes. Maven is such a great space to hire for Photoshoots, Filming and Workshops and yes it is available to hire to non-members as well as members. Our Members receive preferential discounted rates (20% off).
Maven Hire Costs – Available to hire evenings from 6.30pm and Saturday’s & Sundays.
💫Whole Maven Space – £100 for 4 hours. 8 hours £175.
💫The Palm Room Only – £70 for 4 hours. 8 hours £115
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