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Scale your business in our thriving community of innovation & technology

Rent a virtual office with a prestigious Essex address

01206 405 500
Office hours 9am – 5pm

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

Rent virtual office with a prestigious Essex company address and access to business support, all with a super flexible, rolling monthly contract.

Virtual Office Space customers gain access to a prestigious Essex address synonymous with innovation and entrepreneurialism, whilst continuing to work from home.

If you don’t need a physical space to work but want to portray a professional image, from as little as £90 per month, you can access:

  • An Essex business address
  • Mail forwarding
  • Professional call handling
  • Access to free on-site business support and events
  • Discounted meeting room hire
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Rent a virtual office with a prestigious Essex address

The perfect base for your business

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Reception, call and mailing handling services included

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Regular events with leading local and national sector experts

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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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Join a community of innovators & technology-focused businesses

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

Free Business Support & Expertise

In renting desk space from ICKG, you also gain free access to comprehensive business support. This free service includes:

    • One-to-one business support including investment advice, business coaching, business best practice and much more
    • Connect with external experts and potential clients
    • Access to support programmes
    • Virtual and in-person business masterclasses
    • Networking opportunities
    • 360 Digital business diagnostic tool
    • Amazon Web Services credits and business support

Kathryn White, Innovation Director

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Virtual Office Space FAQs

Can I meet my clients in-person at the Innovation Centre?
Yes, absolutely. As part of our virtual office packages, you get a discount on meeting room hire. 

I need a desk for the day – can I come to the Centre?
You are welcome to use our drop-in coworking space by the day, as and when you need it.

If I want to take physical office space, what are my options?
We have multiple options for expanding into physical space. Our dedicated desks offer a permanent place to work in a shared coworking space; or alternatively, you can hire your own private office space.

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What our customers say

"Being part of ICKG has been fundamental in the growth of Ubie Ltd. Having the expert advice of business coach Neil Griffin on-site and regular events organised by Georgina Watts, makes the centre stand out from a traditional office space. The collaboration aspect of having a fixed desk has opened multiple opportunities for my company."
Ben Anderson Ubie ICKG
Ben Anderson
CEO of Ubie
“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.”
Tony Parker
Tony Parker
Borland Insurance

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

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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

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To find out more about any of the services available at the Innovation Centre, or to arrange a viewing, please contact our centre team directly by completing the form, or by calling:

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