Coronavirus – Real Ideas membership

Updated Tuesday 24th March 2020

Due to the Government guidelines we will close our co-working and meeting spaces with immediate effect. This includes Devonport Guildhall, C Space & Ocean Studios.

Anyone with a paid membership will be contacted individually, so we can discuss options and any support you might need.

We want to help our community at this time, so any new members can still benefit from our support and activities through our free membership. Once we have set up a platform we will be broadcasting regularly to provide business support, as well activities for our young persons and educators alike. 

We are quickly developing online tools, such as webinars, videos and Q&As to support our community and we hope these will be with you soon.

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Real Ideas team

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As a member you will have access to our amazing spaces, support and experiences. 

In addition to providing co-working spaces, studios, lab and teaching space for our members we want to grow our community.

Our membership will share our creative workshops, mentoring and consultancy along with some exciting benefits.

The Real Ideas membership gives you access to our amazing resources and projects including space at: Ocean Studios, Devonport Guildhall, The Market Hall, C-Space and many more sites yet to be announced.

We are working at the speed of light to get this offer to you and as soon as our spaces are available you will be able to start your day somewhere new! You may even choose a sea view. But-for-now, we have the following and expect lots more exciting offers for more part-time working, dedicated spaces, studios and some exciting co-production.

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C-Space is a £2 million multi-use co-working space in Newquay, Cornwall. It offers people the chance to connect, collaborate and create under one roof. The renovated building will fuse business and incubation space, as well as a state-of-the-art production studio, event space and a local produce café and bar.


Membership coming soon to these spaces…

Devonport Guildhall
In 2009, Real Ideas embarked a careful and painstaking restoration of Devonport Guildhall to its former glory.

Working closely with Plymouth City Council and the former Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership, RIO renovated Devonport Guildhall with the local community in mind.

Market Hall
The Market Hall will be a world class space for digital innovation.
Building on Devonport’s incredible heritage of innovation and exploration, the Market Hall will be home to an awe-inspiring immersive dome, as well as providing space for people to learn, work, develop new ideas and have fun!
Ocean Studios
Ocean Studios offers a space to create, providing affordable studios and workshop facilities for artists to develop their practices in the heart of the historic Royal William Yard. In addition to individual studios, shared spaces and well-equipped workshops, we also offer award-winning freshly baked bread and delicious pastries at our Column Bakehouse Café.
Liskeard library
The much-loved Liskeard library will be refurbished to provide a flexible reading space for children and adults alike. The space will retain its heritage features and any new additions will be simple and elegant to allow the character and style of the original building to shine through.