What you didn’t know about the ‘hidden gem’ that’s home to thriving Welsh businesses

One of Cardiff’s most exciting hidden gems has quickly become a popular office location for growing businesses – and is poised to build a business community with a difference.

Offering state-of-the-art serviced offices in a historic, Grade II listed building, Space2B at The Maltings provides businesses with an ideal place to thrive.

Since its redevelopment in 2010, The Maltings, the only set of historic buildings remaining in the north of the Cardiff Bay area, has been lauded as a major conservation achievement for retaining the industrial character in the conversion.

With 550 people working across 100 companies in health science, law, graphic design and more, The Maltings has been home to numerous success stories. These include entrepreneur Matt Jones, who is returning with his new venture ReThink Advertising.

Matt Jones said: “The Maltings is more than just serviced offices. To me, it’s a place to connect, to be surrounded by entrepreneurship and likeminded people. There’s a real progressive buzz in the air and you feel it from the moment you walk through the doors.”

As part of The Maltings community, businesses benefit from serviced and self-managed, ultra-modern office suites, flexible leasing options and support from the management team, as well as contemporary workspace solutions such as co-working spaces, meeting rooms and virtual offices.

Mr Jones added: “The management team, receptionists, and maintenance teams are always on hand to help, no matter the request. I’ve had offices in some of Cardiff’s most sought-after locations, but nothing beats the dynamism of the Maltings.”

A perfect blend of modern and heritage design features, the building’s unique appeal has even attracted the likes of production crews at Netflix and Bad Wolf, appearing in a number of episodes of BBC’s internationally beloved, Doctor Who.

The community continues to thrive, with Space2B partnering with IoD Wales and the Federation of Small Businesses and launching a dedicated fitness space with ION Training, opening The Maltings and its first-class facilities to even more members of the South Wales business scene.

Space2B Office Manager, Sophie Mear said: “We’re really proud of the vibrant, divergent community that’s been built here at The Maltings and feel Space2B offers support to our members in a truly unique way that reflects the needs of a modern-day business.

“With our recently developed event spaces open to the public as well as our members, we can’t wait to welcome more people inside to see what we have to offer.”

Whether for celebrating or collaborating, The Maltings offers a diverse event space, from its private Mezzanine floor to the ground floor complete with Kin & Ilk café and bar, suitable for a variety of events from drinks receptions to panel talks, for up to 120 guests.

Having recently announced City Hospice as their charity of the year, the team at The Maltings have plans in the pipeline for new and exciting events, details of which can be found at www.space2b.wales/spaces/whats-on.