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The Workspace

LORCA’s HQ is Plexal: an innovation centre and 68,000 square foot workspace based at the Here East campus in east London.

As a member, you’ll get desk space in LORCA’s dedicated cyber quarter at Plexal and work among a community of  over 700 innovators from sectors like mobility, VR, healthtech, edtech, robotics, social inclusion and more.

You’ll enjoy community events (everything from pizza nights to yoga classes), get access to 3D printing and laser cutting equipment at the on-site Barclays Eagle Lab at Plexal and can make use of facilities like meeting rooms, breakout spaces, bike racks, showers and indoor street food stalls.

Meanwhile, Plexal’s innovation consultancy team delivers programmes for clients like BT, Innovate UK and Transport for London.

If you’re not applying for our accelerator, you can still join our cyber community by taking a Plexal membership.

The Plexal workspace in east Londo
Plexal coworking space

Member Benefits

Dedicated community team and IT support

Community events

Free 1:1 consultations with Informed Funding, Hiscox and Plexal’s leadership team

Access to Eagle Lab at Plexal makers’ space

Meetups and learning, social events and learning and development programme (these are online-only for now)

90% off Hubspot for Startups for seed-stage members, or 50% off if you’re a Series A startup

Thirsty Thursdays (community drinks) and Friday treats

As much tea and coffee as you can drink

Free use of our private phone booths, snugs and impromptu meeting rooms

Bookable meeting rooms, including our boardroom

Secure entry and on-site reception

Dedicated events space for 300+ people

Showers, lockers and indoor bike racks

Work at our partner Capital Factory in Austin or Dallas, Hub 8 in Cheltenham or SHACK15 in San Francisco for free

Discounted access to Olympic sporting facilities and nearby gyms, including the London Aquatics Centre

Opportunities to take part in Plecal-delivered accelerator programmes


The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is an NCSC recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cybersecurity.

Our members have free across to bespoke engineering support and seminars from the CSIT team, plus:

  • CSIT’s Experimental Test Network
  • CSIT’s Malware Analytics Lab
  • CSIT’s ICS Security Lab
  • CSIT’s Data Security and Authentication Lab
  • Deloitte’s Cyber Intelligence Centre