Once upon a time in Brighouse.

Built in 1869, Vulcan House is an historic former public house building located in the centre of a modern business park.

You can still see the carved initials “B&B 1869” on the stone pediment on the front of the house; the initials of the brewers, Brook and Booth, whose brewery – the Red Cross Brewery – stood across the street.

Today it is Brighouse’s first co-working space. So, how did it happen?

Who are we?

BrigHub was launched by Stefanie Hopkins during the Covid-19 pandemic. Stefanie has run Brighouse-based PR, social media and content agency Faith PR for over 13 years and is also a director of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

She wanted to create a supportive and collaborative space for those who will continue to work flexibly beyond the pandemic; a professional, shared working environment for freelancers, start-ups, or remote workers who simply want a change from their four walls for a day.

The aim is for BrigHub to be a community of businesses that supports each other, whether it’s through collaboration, offering a different point of view, a bit of inspiration, business advice or the motivation everyone needs from time to time.

When Stefanie and her husband Carl acquired Vulcan House, the home of BrigHub, the building had stood empty for over a year.

They embarked on renovating the former Victorian pub, stripping it back and piecing it back together, room by room. Walls were knocked down and bricked up windows and doors reinstated to breathe life into the building once again.

The result is a unique, characterful building that boasts every essential modern amenity.

The story behind one of Brighouse’s most famous buildings.

During the last half of the nineteenth century, the building’s brewery passed through a variety of owners and in the twentieth century it was acquired by the Halifax brewer, Samuel Webster.

Brewing ceased on the site not too long after the Vulcan stopped serving pints in 1926, although the brewery was not as successful in leaving a physical footprint on the land – all trace of it is now long gone.

From circa 2005 to 2019 the premises was used as a recording studio and haberdashery, before Stefanie and Carl purchased the building at the start of 2021 and made it the new home of Faith PR and BrigHub.

Free Wifi

Enjoy fast, reliable internet access from anywhere in the building.

Dining area

A dedicated space to break from work and enjoy your lunch or a snack.

Secure premises

BrighHub is equipped with the latest security technology, including zoned alarms.

Shower facilities

Modern bathroom facilities allowing you to freshen up after the gym.

24/7/365 access

Access your desk whenever you like with your own key and security code.

Bike parking

Ample space to store your bicycle securely and protected from the elements.

Kitchen area

Modern cooking facilities, including oven, microwave and hob.

Outdoor space

Enjoy a warm-weather meeting on our brand new decking installation.