Virtual tenancies

Your business may not need a physical office but you will need a professional and trustworthy address to encourage customers to do business with you. Our virtual tenancies offer you a professional image to present to your clients and suppliers using our addresses in Colchester and Southend.

How it works

Virtual tenancies are competitively priced, with two levels of services available: ppostal tenancy or a busness registration address.

Postal tenancy

If you simply need an address for post to be delivered to, sign up for our postal tenancy. The address can't be registered with Companies House, used in registered office correspondence or used on advertising.

Colchester address

You can collect your post from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from our Incubation Centre, Unit 5, Block C, Parkside Office Village, Colchester Campus.

  • Cost: £20 per month (ex. VAT), payable quarterly in advance.
Southend address

You can collect your post from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from our Business Hub, 4th Floor, Gateway Building at our Southend Campus.

  • Cost: £20 per month (ex. VAT), payable quarterly in advance.

Business registration address

If you also need an address at which to register your company (for example, with Companies House), sign up for our business registration address service in addition to your postal tenancy.

  • Cost: £10 per month (ex. VAT), payable quarterly in advance, or £100 per year (ex. VAT). This cost is in addition to your postal tenancy fee.

Further information

Contact us

Colchester Campus

Jamie Burns

Head of Operations - University of Essex Knowledge Gateway Limited

Telephone 07769 282555

Email jamieburns@essex.ac.uk


Southend Campus

Business Hub

University of Essex, Southend Campus, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1LW

Telephone 01702 328300