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

    Our thriving innovation centre in Colchester, Essex, offers purpose-built serviced office space available to rent with as little as one month’s notice.

    We offer flexible, rolling monthly contracts with options to expand as and when needed.

    Choose from private office space for 1-30 people, a dedicated personal desk, COVID-secure coworking space, or a virtual office – all with access to free strategic business support from our in-house innovation director.

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    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, Arma Karma

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  • Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road Colchester CO4 3ZQ
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    The perfect base for your business

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    Serviced office space options available for 1-30 people

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    24-hour access, with on-site security

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    On-site café, business lounge, sports centre, gym and more

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

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    Free ultra-fast broadband and kitchen with drink making facilities

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

    Explore Our Flexible Office Space Solutions

    Private Office Space

    Everything you’d expect from a fully-serviced office, available in a range of sizes to suit your business as it flexes and grows. A place where you want your company to be and place where you want your clients to see.

    • A dedicated customer experience/reception service
    • Access to free on-site business support
    • Mail and call-handling services
    • Free high speed Wi-Fi
    • Access to kitchen with free tea and coffee making facilities
    • Access to coworking spaces
    • Free access to events held at the centre
    • Discount on meeting room rates
    • On-site car parking*

    *Subject to license and availability

    Dedicated Desks

    If it’s just you, but you want a permanent working space outside your home in the company of similar-thinking individuals, we have dedicated desk space in our purpose-built co-working space.

    From £250 per month you will get:

    • Your own personal station in a shared space
    • Secure pedestal for securing your business valuables
    • Free Wi-Fi, use of copier, printer and scanner
    • Inclusive on-site business support
    • Access to kitchen with free tea and coffee making facilities
    • Discount on meeting room rates
    • Free access to all events held in the centre

    Coworking Space

    If you don’t need a permanent desk but want the option of using our COVID-secure facilities.

    From £125 per month you will get:

    • Choice of tables and chairs in our shared coworking space
    • Free Wi-Fi, use of copier, printer and scanner
    • Free access to all business support and social events held in the centre
    • A place to meet clients and network with local business experts

    Virtual Offices

    If you want the professional image but don’t need a physical space to work.

    From £90 per month you will get:

    • Prestigious company address
    • Mail forwarding
    • Call handling
    • Access to free on-site business support
    • Discounted meeting room hire

    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 Business Coach

    Neil Griffin, Innovation Director

    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
    Enquire about workspace

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    01206 405 500

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  • Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road Colchester CO4 3ZQ
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    What our customers say

    “Have found the staff, facilities & professional experience at ICKG of real beneficial support to the development & growth of my business. Great value for money with a very high standard of customer care, plus positive engagement - especially in these current challenging times - with good safe working practices deployed to ensure business as usual”
    Tony Parker
    Tony Parker
    Borland Insurance
    “The Innovation Centre provides a natural home for innovative start ups 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

    Interested in joining our innovative community?

    Where to find us:

    Based in the heart of the University of Essex, we are within easy distance of Colchester town centre. Enjoy access to modern offices, access to the on-site café, business lounge, sports centre and gym – all whilst surrounded by views of the local countryside.

    Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway
    Boundary Road
    Colchester
    CO4 3ZQ

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  • Find your space

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    01206 405 500

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  • Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road Colchester CO4 3ZQ
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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

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

    For more information about office space pricing, availability, or to arrange a virtual or socially distanced tour, please get in touch.

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