Set in 43 acres of mature parkland adjoining our
Colchester Campus site, the Knowledge Gateway is set to become one of
the prime locations for research and business in Essex. By basing your
business here you'll gain competitive advantage through:
- an attractive setting and exceptional working environment in new
office and R&D space
- immediate access to our research,
professional development activities and pool of high quality
students and graduates
- use of a unique range of established on-campus
including leisure, conferencing, hotel, catering and retail
The Knowledge Gateway is being developed as a key element of our strategy
to create stronger connections with business as an integral part of our
excellence agenda. We are committed to using our expertise and resources to
help drive business growth.
Whether you're a small SME or a large NGO or multinational, we've got
office space options to suit your needs.
- Units from 1,195 to 4,680 square feet (110 to 435 m2) are
available in the Parkside Office Village.
- Bespoke units from 5,000 to 120,000 square
feet (460 to 11,148 m2) are available on a design and build
Knowledge Gateway site
Exciting new plans are being developed to take forward the future
development of the Knowledge Gateway and the artist's impression below
suggests how this new community of knowledge-based businesses forecast to
employ over 2,000 people might look when completed.
Knowledge Gateway brochure
Meet our business community
These businesses are now benefitting from being part of our exciting and
creative Knowledge Gateway community, as tenants on
Parkside Office Village.
At Copy Create Ltd we specialise in developing your company voice, taking
everything you consider fundamental to your ethos and crafting engaging,
persuasive content to represent you. In simple terms this means that we
provide the words. Behind every creative design it is the message that is
important and the difference between fleeting interest and sales.
At Copy Create we craft our content with your target audience in mind,
from creative copy for websites and brochures, to devising targeted blog,
article and email marketing campaigns. Ultimately we are available wherever
you need your brand voice heard.
- website content
- proofreading and editing
- brochure and leaflet copy
- blog and email marketing
- social media management and consultancy
- translation services
The Games Hub - part of the Eastern Enterprise Hub
Now in its fourth year, the Eastern Enterprise Hub continues to expand and
has established itself as a regional enterprise agency. Operating across
East Anglia, the Hub encourages and supports entrepreneurs of all ages
across many disciplines.
Located in Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich, we strive to promote business
growth and support people who have a good business idea to develop key
skills, commercial expertise and the confidence to make it a success.
Since 2013 we’ve doubled the number of programmes on offer, including the
Colchester Entrepreneurs Programme, delivered in partnership with Colchester
Borough Council, the Games Hub for aspiring gamers in the region, and the
Essex Entrepreneurs Programme, run in collaboration with Essex County
Council and the Essex Innovations Programme.
If you desire the taste of quality, decadent and flavoursome home-cooked
African and Caribbean cuisine, then Fused Roots provides individuals with
mouth-watering lunch and dinner packs, also catering for events.
Fused Roots is a fusion of African and Caribbean heritage. Cooked by
students who share a passion for tasty food, they have decided to extend
this service to a market which is thriving for new and fresh ideas. Fused
Roots have taken what is considered to be an expensive market and turned it
into a business where the prices are student-friendly and jam-packed with
new cuisines that will suit anyone’s busy student life.
Isotope is a multichannel digital agency combining data, technology and creativity to develop
marketing solutions for our clients. We are an officially certified Google Partner agency for Search Marketing.
We also work very closely with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube teams to plan, develop and deploy social media
advertising and content campaigns for direct marketing and brand engagement.
Process Safety Solutions Ltd
Process Safety Solutions (PSS) provide engineering, consultancy, systems,
support and software services to the Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Renewables
industry. Established in 2010, an independent team of highly skilled
engineers specialising in the delivery of safety, control & instrumentation
projects from concept through to close out.
We pride ourselves on offering global support to our clients. Our team of
adaptable, dynamic and motivated engineers provides unrivalled engineering
support through all stages of projects.
We use our experience to form completely unbiased and independent
opinions, thus always offering the most suitable and reliable solutions.
Smart Networked Environments (SmartNE)
SmartNE provides bespoke indoor and outdoor location-based information
services using its unique software platform called WAI2Go. Static maps and
floorplans are transformed into interactive interfaces that give
information, wayfinding and Internet of Things services around complex
buildings and sites.
WAI2Go is already in mainstream use at locations such as the Universities
of Essex and Warwick and is helping to navigate staff and visitors around
the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands. In
town, SmartNE has launched ‘Colchester’, a location-aware App for residents
and visitors that provides information on arts and heritage events and
Telephone: +44 (0)1206 625201
United Relief is a charity based in the UK whose work benefits some of the poorest
and most marginalised communities in Africa. The communities are supported through
the provision of basic healthcare, safe water, hygiene, sanitation and access to affordable clean renewable energy.
United Relief's long term objective is to relieve poverty through the provision of solar villages to those in
need, and to advance the education of the public in matters relating to renewable energy, climate change, the
protection of the environment and sustainability. We work with local partners to develop communities’ capacity
to provide sustainable solutions to healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation. We also address general environmental issues to
enable marginalised communities to gain access to affordable and reliable services.