Bristol Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise Sector Directory - Coexist Community Interest Company

Name of Organisation
Coexist Community Interest Company
First line of address
80 Stokes Croft
Second line of address
Post Code
0117 9154831
Facebook page
Twitter handle
LinkedIn profile
Name of contact person
Bex Baxter
Position in organisation
What does your organisation do?
Coexist hosts Hamilton House as a space in which we collectively live, work, play and innovate to create a better world for each other, our community and the environment.

Hamilton House was a vacant and neglected office block for many years. In
2008 the owners, Connolly and Callaghan invited a group of friends to create a centre for the community. Ever since, Coexist has been working hard to create a space in which the community can grow, share, collaborate, and learn what it is to live in coexistence with each other.

We have come to count over two hundred tenants as a part of this vibrant community, including: Painters, designers, illustrators, textile designers, environmental groups, charities, music agencies, festival organisers, radio stations, animators, film and music producers, community groups, social enterprises, upholsterers, weavers, costumiers, web geeks, record labels, dance groups, alternative therapists, careers advisors, consultants, architects, fashion and accessory designers, street artists, writers, puppeteers, jewelers, photographers, clown troupes and all sorts of food, arts and health activists.

The project is a social enterprise, a not for profit community interest company based on a philosophy of open hearted and active engagement. We empower members of the community on Stokes Croft to lead its development and have incubated new creative projects and social businesses from conception to sustainability. We believe that the successful and much needed regeneration of our community is sustainable only if the growth is organic and from the bottom up!
We are open seven days a week offering community space, meeting rooms, events and exhibition spaces. We also run a Community Kitchen, dance studios and a Wellbeing Alternative Therapy Centre too. You can rent studios or offices here, or join our co-working/hot-desking community in the Hamilton Hub.

We are also proud to support and be the home of the Bristol Bike project who empower marginalised groups to ‘get out on two wheels’. We also collaborate and house the Misfits theatre company who aim to enable people with learning difficulties to be creative, have fun and reach their potential through participation, performance, volunteering and employment.

Coexist believes in being the change we wish to see in the world. If there is something about Coexist that you’d like to see improve, do think of a solution and talk to us about it. Everyone’s contribution is important.
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Do you charge for the services and activities you provide?
What sort of activities and services do you provide?
Advice Services, Campaigning, Community Buildings, Community Safety, Community Development, Environment/Sustainabilty, Support & Development
In which areas of Bristol do you provide services and activities?
Across Bristol, Neighbourhood/s
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Which client groups do you serve?
Do you have venue space for hire?
Is the venue accessible?
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Which of the following services are available at the venue?
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