(Office hours 9.00am-5:00pm)

3 Months Rent Free During Your First Year

Private office space in Essex for 1-30 people

01206 405 500
Office hours 9am – 5pm

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

Fully-serviced private office space available in a range of sizes to suit your business as it grows. Sign up before the end of May and get 1 month of rent on us.

Flexible workspace set within an exciting community of innovators and entrepreneurs

Our private offices 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 socially distanced networking opportunities to get involved in.

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I can’t say enough brilliant things about ICKG. It is a really productive and calm environment to work in, with a great team and lots of  really interesting events.”

Thea Goodluck, Tech Nation

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Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs

The perfect base for your business

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Private offices for individuals, up to 30 people

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24-hour access, with on-site security

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Situated on the University of Essex’s Colchester campus

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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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Brand New, 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


    • Sign up by end of May and get 1 months of rent free


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


    • Sign up by end of May and get 1 month of rent free


Neil Griffin

Neil Griffin, Innovation Director

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What our customers say

“ICKG is located in the University of Essex’s Enterprise Zone, and the close partnership makes it very easy to take advantage of the university’s internship programme. So far we have hired two 2019 grads, and are considering bringing on a part-time intern and working with MBA students on an upcoming project. All of these positions are heavily subsidised by the university, which has really worked to our advantage and is helping us turbocharge our growth.”
Chris Frogner
Chris Frogner
Arma Karma
“The Innovation Centre provides a natural home for innovative startups and is one of the newest and most exciting hubs in the East of England tech ecosystem. With its close relationship to the University of Essex the Innovation Centre sits on the cusp of business and academia and is a model for catalysing the purposeful innovation that the UK economy will need to thrive in the coming years”
Tim Robinson
Tim Robinson
CEO, Tech East

Access University Connections & Resources

Our Centre is based 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 access to cutting-edge research, equipment, expertise and facilities. 

Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway Building

Interested in joining our innovative community?

Find out how our customers are thriving at ICKG

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

Get in touch to discuss pricing, availability or to arrange a virtual or socially distanced tour.

Enjoy 1 month free rent when you sign up for a year. Offer ends May 2021.

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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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