(Office hours 9.00am-5:00pm)

Scale your business in our thriving community of innovation & technology

Flexible coworking space in Essex

01206 405 500
Office hours 9am – 5pm

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

Coworking with super flexible rolling monthly rental agreements and access to free business support in Knowledge Gateway. Join our community today.

Flexible workspace set within a thriving community of innovation & technology

Our stunning coworking spaces give you freedom to get the right balance for your business, with flexible rental options and expert business support included. And the best bit? You’ll be in amongst our community of like-minded individuals, with a full calendar of events, workshops and networking opportunities to get involved in.

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ICKG provides a connection through to the wider Tech East community, which is incredibly valuable for a business like ours.”

Dan Spicer, Ventura Digital

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The perfect base for your business

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A drop-in desk in a shared workspace

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24-hour access, with on-site security

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Situated on the University of Essex’s Colchester campus, near Parkside

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Flexible rental and notice periods, with no long-term commitment

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Free ultra fast broadband

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Scale up and grow with free, strategic business support from our in-house Innovation Director

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Purpose-Built Facilities

  • Reception, mail and call handling services
  • On-site parking and bike storage
  • Meeting and conference rooms
  • On-site café and business lounge
  • Flexible coworking spaces
  • Free expert business support
  • Kitchen and drink making facilities 
  • On-campus sports centre & gym
  • Day nursery close by
  • Campus Post Office, Restaurants & Bars

Free Business Support & Expertise

It’s a challenge running any business, especially during times of uncertainty or when you’re just starting out. That’s why we offer a completely free package of business support to each and every customer, to help you with everything you need to succeed.

  • One-to-one business support
  • Connect with external experts and potential clients
  • Access to support programmes
  • Virtual and in-person business masterclasses
  • Networking opportunities
Neil Griffin

Neil Griffin, Innovation Director

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What our customers say

“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
Keep Fit Eat Fit
“The ICKG is destined to be the flagship for the region for innovation, technology and entrepreneurism. The values that Dan and the team espouse are absolutely aligned to our own – and as a venue it is second to none.”
James Cracknell
James Cracknell

Access University Connections & Resources

Our Centre is based near Parkside at the Knowledge Gateway research and technology park, on the University of Essex campus in Colchester – an official University Enterprise Zone designated by the Government as a centre for nurturing and supporting new digital and creative businesses.

This means that Innovation Centre customers can benefit from short and long-term support from students and academics, as well as access to cutting-edge research, equipment, expertise and facilities. 

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Interested in joining our tech community?

Find out how our customers are thriving at ICKG

Grow your technology business at the University of Essex’s Knowledge Gateway.

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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

Book a Tour

Join an inspiring community of innovators and entrepreneurs at ICKG.

  • Book a tour of our innovation centre
  • Get more information on sizes, pricing & availability
  • Have your questions answered
  • Secure your choice of office, coworking space or meeting room
Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road Colchester CO4 3ZQ
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