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Meeting and conference facilities in Colchester, Essex

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Office hours 9am – 5pm

Innovation Centre
Knowledge Gateway, Boundary Road
Colchester, CO4 3ZQ

From one-to-one meetings to larger scale 60-person conferences, our Colchester-based contemporary meeting spaces are designed to be flexible.

Located on the University of Essex, Colchester campus, visitors have access to ample free parking and our on-site café. Meeting rooms can be hired by the hour, half-day or full-day. We can help you arrange virtual and in-person events.

All meeting rooms benefit from :

  • Fast, reliable broadband
  • State-of-the-art presentation equipment
  • Plenty of natural light
  • Excellent on-site catering options
  • Free parking

Our three purpose-built meeting rooms are perfect for smaller gatherings, and can be configured in various ways. From client catch- ups and team brainstorming sessions to a more formal presentation space, we also offer the flexibility of hiring by the hour. Each room includes super-fast Wi- Fi, up-to-the minute AV equipment and access to a range of refreshments.

Looking for a more permanent home for your business? View our office space solutions.

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Conference facilities for up to 60 people

For a larger event or conference, we can configure two of our meeting rooms into one big space that will accommodate up to sixty people. You will have access to:
  • The latest AV presentation equipment
  • Super-fast WiFi
  • Full catering options
  • The support of our expert events teams
  • Free tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Free onsite parking

Catering & Accommodation

Our on-site café, Mission, can offer everything from:

  • Freshly made sandwiches and lunch-time specials
  • Creative canapés and banquet options

Whatever your event size and dietary requirements, we will work with you to create the perfect menu.

Mission Café is a young but aspiring company, continuously and innovatively engaged in providing specialty coffee and improving communities around the world.

If your delegates require accommodation, we are just a pleasant five-minute walk from the four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel, which offers an excellent selection of rooms surrounded by beautiful parkland.

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TypeBoardroomGilbert RoomHale RoomGilbert & Hale Room Combined
Air Conditioning
Boardroom Style10 people16 people20 people28 people
Theatre StyleN/A28 people42 people60 people
Workshop StyleN/A18 people24 people42 people
Size300 sq.ft.421 sq.ft.574 sq.ft.995 sq.ft.
Cost Per Hour£40 +VAT£50 +VAT£60 +VATN/A
Half-Day£150 +VAT£175 +VAT£215 +VAT£375 +VAT
Full-Day£300 +VAT£350 +VAT£430 +VAT£750 +VAT
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10 minutes from Colchester High Street

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26 miles from Chelmsford on the A12

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46 minutes from London Liverpool Street

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30 miles to London Stansted Airport

Want to book an event?

Contact our team to talk about your meeting or event requirements and benefit from their experience and excellent local knowledge of Colchester and the wider Essex area.

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For more information about pricing, availability, or to arrange a virtual or in-person tour, please get in touch.

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What our customers say

“The support available to us as a result of being a part of the Innovation Centre is fantastic. Their contacts and connections have proved invaluable, and being a part of an ecosystem of forward-thinking, innovative companies and individuals is a great benefit to any business.”
Chris Frogner
Chris Frogner
Arma Karma
“The Innovation Centre is a great location for young thriving tech businesses. The facilities, business community and support have been invaluable to us and would benefit any business. ICKG is located in the University of Essex’s Enterprise Zone, and this has been of particular benefit to us as we work closely with the University’s academics, students from the drama school, and we are also looking to hire interns and graduates to build our human resources capacity.”
Angela Knox
Angela Knox
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