Your Own Desk at The Melting Pot – Quality Coworking in Edinburgh

All day or 24-hour access to your own fixed desk in our central Edinburgh coworking studio. Guest access, personal storage, bookable meeting room and workshop space, free TMP members-only or public events and lots more included.

Unlimited hours of use during our opening hours (50+ hrs/week), lockable desk pedestal, land line with your own phone number and business address, as well as all other TMP Membership perks (detailed below).

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Fixed Desk Premium
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Desk Access Weekdays 8:30am – 6pm (until 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays) 24/7 access
Facilities
  • Meeting room, workshop space, meeting booths and private pod 🏕
  • Shower 🚿
  • Kitchen 🍽 (fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, hobs, pots and pans)
  • Full selection of Fairtrade/organic teas and coffees ☕ plus biscuits 🍪 and occasional extra treats like sandwiches, pastries, cake and fresh fruit 🥙🥐🍰🍎
Services
  • Active hosting by our friendly team who make introductions, answer questions and make our Members’ lives happier every day ❤️
  • Recycling and confidential paper shredding 🗑♻️
  • Signing for mail/packages 🎁📬
Technology
  • Free, fast (and reliable) Wi-Fi 🌈
  • Printing and scanning (additional charges for colour) 🖨
  • Regular IT support 🖥
Benefits
  • Your own Fixed Desk in our central Edinburgh quality coworking studio
  • Heating, lighting, cleaning, servicing and maintenance all included
  • Full access to our Members network including discussion forum, private messaging and online booking system for meeting room and workshop space hire
  • Simple and legitimate business expense for your tax return, with downloadable invoices for evidence
TMP Membership Included 👍🏻
Business Address Included 👍🏻
Personal Landline Personal phone line with voicemail or call forwarding included 👍🏻
Desk Pedestal Included 👍🏻
Additional Storage Shelf / archive / lockable storage options available from £7/month Included 👍🏻 (limited)
Team Sharing [?] Not Included ❌ Included 👍🏻
Guest Access [?] 10 hours per month
Meeting Rooms 10% discount on all meeting room bookings
Workshop Space 10% discount on all workshop space bookings
TMP Events Free networking, learning and social events
Contract Monthly. 4 weeks’ notice to downgrade or cancel. Immediate upgrades subject to availability.
Price ex VAT £250 £290
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Fixed Desk Premium
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Join The Melting Pot

Joining us only takes a few minutes: You’ll be taken to an application form where we ask you for some basic information about you, your membership needs, what you/your organisation does, payment details and a photo.

We’ll set up your public and private profile, which you can easily adjust at any time in the future. Our public profiles are put up on our members’ wall and are accessible by anyone who visits our website.

If you’re at all unsure of anything on the application form, just give us a call on 0131 243 2626.

After submitting the form, we will review your application within 24 hours – though it’s usually much quicker – and get back to you if we require any further information.

About Fixed Desk Memberships at The Melting Pot

Your own space: Your very own desk/s within a gorgeous, professional, serviced workspace right in the centre of the city – without all the hassle and costs of setting up and maintaining an office, or taking on any long-term contracts.

Flexible terms: You can stay at The Melting Pot for as long as you need, and have the flexibility to scale incrementally if/when your business needs to. Should you need additional space for your staff, colleagues, volunteers or interns – whether it’s for a day, a week or a month – you have the option to scale up and down as you need to. We’ve designed it to be easy and flexible… because the only constant in life is change.

Hassle free: If you were to rent your own office space, you would need to worry about fitting out the office, installing IT, sorting out furniture, phone and internet connections and other utility-type contracts (heat, electricity, water)… not to mention paying rates, cleaning, stocking up toilet rolls, working out who buys the coffee and milk, and getting the plumber or electrician in when things go wrong. Oh, and inevitably mending the printer. Then, if you only occasionally need a formal meeting room, why pay extra rent to have one all the time? You may have ‘your own space’ – but you’ll also become a property manager/administrator too.

With our fully serviced professional spaces, our very capable and experienced Hosts take on all that stress, administration and activity for you – and more. You’ve just got to bring your computer/s, clean your cups properly and enjoy being in a great place to work with our fabulous, diverse and interesting community. And because we’re pioneers of Coworking – we offer you more than just a stylish ‘place to work’.  There’s also free professional / personal training and development opportunities, signposting, news, networking, mentoring and profile rising opportunities too.

With this package you get:

  • Your own fixed desk – it’s yours to leave all your stuff on and access as you need
  • Unlimited internet – wifi or cable (VPN access also possible – ask for more info)
  • Phone and landline number – a local ‘0131’ prefix with call forwarding and answering service (calls not included – but they’re very inexpensive and itemised)
  • Business address and personal mailbox for post and parcels
  • Private, lockable desk pedestal
  • Fair use access of informal meeting areas – private booths, break out and chill out space
  • Free access to the small meeting room – the ‘Pod’
  • Up to 10 hours per month of your guests visiting you in the coworking space
  • Black & white printing and scanning
  • Unlimited coffee and teas (lots of choice, organic, fair trade – you’ll never have to pop out for milk again!)
  • 10% discount on venue hire in The Melting Pot (for your own organisation’s use)

With the Fixed Desk Premium package you also get:

  • Multiple user access – the ability to share access to ‘your desk’ with another member of your own team (staff, interns, volunteers).
  • 24/7 access (with your own key/s)
  • Additional storage

Why our ‘office space’ is unique: inspiration at work

  • Diversify – access to and involvement in our wonderful community of social innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Access to ‘TMP Events’ programme– to learn, inspire, and make connections
  • Members’ online portal for easy communication, advice and news sharing with our network
  • Profile raising – promotion of your news to our internal and extensive external networks, through social media and our mailing lists

Optional extras:

  • Use of photocopier for colour copying and printing – itemised bill
  • More storage space/s
  • Ensuite venue hire – use of our meeting room and workshop space
  • Any calls / call forwarding made from your landline (i.e. your landline can be routed to your mobile / another line so you never miss a call)
  • Additional Membership packages – so your colleagues can work alongside each other

Terms and Conditions:

Before applying, you can always have a read of our full terms and conditions (pdf), but briefly:

  • Compliance with our membership policy and payment conditions: The Melting Pot supports a community of ‘social innovators’, entrepreneurs and leaders.
  • Our Membership packages are by the month: Pro-rata fees can be applied if coming in mid-month.
  • Premium Fixed Desks can share their desk with colleagues form the same organisation – but you can’t all sit around the one desk at the same time.
  • After the minimum contract period, it’s a monthly rolling contract and 4 week notice period.
  • No more than 4 permanent desks are allowed per organisation – this is simply so that no one organisation dominates the coworking space.
  • If you need to expand and contract your usage of coworking space you can take out any of our other Membership packages.

For more information, simply get in touch.