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In Press by Forward Space

Take a look inside Collar Factory, Taunton’s newest workspace

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Forward Space is delighted to announce that tours of its new workspace – Collar Factory – will be taking place on Wednesday 13th October from 12-4pm.

Working with Bristol-based design studio, Shape, the striking Grade II listed former Victorian factory has been completely renovated and reimagined into a state-of-the-art workspace. With concrete and wooden floors, high ceilings, exposed brick walls and over 100 enormous windows it has a distinctly loft-like feel.

In addition to 24 private studio spaces, the building will offer smaller workpods for 2 people and a dedicated coworking area. Meeting rooms, a member’s kitchen and lounge and a large event space will finish off the building.

Whether you are a freelancer or remote worker looking to immerse yourself in an innovative, collaborative community or a team that needs a dynamic environment with space to grow, Collar Factory has a variety of dedicated, shared and hybrid tariffs so you can stay flexible as well as connected. Private studios will range from 20m2 to 60m2 and coworking tariffs will start from just £25 per month.

The hard hat tours will be the first opportunity to see the interior of the building, explore the range of spaces available and to secure yourself a studio when the building officially opens in January 2022. To register for the tour, head to or email

Gavin Eddy, CEO of Forward Space said:

“We are incredibly excited to be opening our first building in Taunton. Collar Factory is our biggest project to date and we believe we have created something really special that will become part of the fabric of the town.”

Tom Meacock, Founder at Shape Studio said:

“It has been a real pleasure to work on this building. Until recently, the former textile factory was in a state of disrepair. Now, a team of skilled craftspeople are restoring the building to its former glory.

The building’s character has been carefully preserved through the retention of many of its original features which have in turn inspired the design of the interior which we look forward to sharing more of over the coming months.”


For press enquiries, please contact: James Borley – / 01373 800 906

High res images are available on request.

Notes to editors

About Forward Space

We create workspaces for ambitious start-ups, visionary entrepreneurs and successful small businesses.

Since 2007 we have been at the forefront of change in how and where we work. We create inspirational, design-led workspaces in regional towns and cities across the South West and build them to include shared coworking areas, dedicated desks and private offices. To make sure you don’t spend all your time at your desk, we wrap them around a hub consisting of a cafe, lounge, gardens, event spaces and meeting rooms.

Forward Space currently has coworking buildings in Frome and Bristol, with new sites opening in Taunton, Exeter and Weston Super Mare in 2022. @forwardspace

About Shape

Shape is a specialist design and fabrication studio‌.‌ We create unique spatial experiences for commercial clients specialising in interiors‌,‌ exhibitions‌,‌ artworks and events‌.‌ Everything we make is entirely bespoke‌,‌ designed as the outward expression of a brand’s personality‌.‌ @shapebristol