Exchange Leeds Dock

Pioneering the future of tech & digital working

Supporting the tech & digital industry

Exchange Bonded Warehouse

The Exchange programme provides support for ambitious tech businesses and empowers them to grow by providing access to the tools and learnings to scale, as well as build a lasting collaborative community of like-minded forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Based in Department Bonded Warehouse and Department Leeds Dock, the programme provides a foundation and community for early stage businesses to scale and grow.

Exchange provides businesses with benefits including:

  • Access to flexible workspace, wellness and social facilities.
  • Access to expertise, resources and support from industry partners.
  • Access to a range of events from workshops, up-skill sessions and high profile speaker events.
  • A community of fellow ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Longer-term support is available for our alumni including access to space as they scale.

Our founders experience

Joining Exchange

We would expect your business to meet one or more of the below criteria:

  • Your business has been trading for 0-3 years
  • Your headquarters is in the UK
  • You’re a digital tech business with a product or service to sell – launched or MVP ready
  • You have at least one active client or pilot
  • The business has between one and five employees
  • You have an ambition to grow and scale up.

Exchange runs two cohorts per year; running March to August, and September to February. Our application form remains live year round to register your interest for the next intake. The deadline to apply for the September cohort will be the end of June. The deadline to apply for the March cohort will be the end of December.

Bonded Warehouse

The Inventory

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Creative Studios

Photography and content studio available to hire.

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Meeting Rooms

Space to meet and present. Members receive 10% discount.


A support and growth platform for tech start-ups.

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Condition Gym

In-house training, fitness studio and classes.

Exclusively for members
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Yoga & Meditation

Weekly classes to support wellbeing at work.

Manchester city centre gym session lesson

Wellbeing Culture

Corporate programmes designed by Condition gym to support your team’s wellbeing, growth and personal development.

Project Halcyon Distillery

An underground award-winning gin distillery and cocktail bar in Department. Masterclass sessions available to book.

Dept Coffee

Hot drinks, breakfast, lunch and baked treats. Open to members and the public.

Event space in bonded

Member Events

A calendar of inspiring work and social events.


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