Check out The masterplan section for an overview of the Knowledge Gateway development proposals.
Set in 43 acres of mature parkland adjoining the greater University of Essex
campus in Colchester, the Knowledge Gateway is set to become one of the prime
locations for research and business in Essex. It will offer occupiers a
competitive advantage through an attractive setting and exceptional working
environment in new office and R & D space with immediate access to the
University’s research and business development activities and use of a unique
range of established on-campus leisure, conference, hotel, catering and retail
While open to all, knowledge based business and organisations in the
following sectors are likely to have particular interest in the support the
University can offer:
- Software development, telecommunications and technology
- Market research, survey design and data analysis
- Marketing , PR and publishing
- Legal, professional and business services
- Health and social care
- Assisted living
- Social enterprise, governmental and non-governmental
Essex Business School
Planned for completion in spring 2014, the new Essex Business School will be located next to the Knowledge Gateway enabling businesses to work alongside leading academics in management and finance and take maximum advantage of new courses and facilities.
Parkside, due to start in late summer 2013, will be our first purpose built accommodation for small and medium sized businesses offering suites from approx 60 sq m (645 sq ft) to self contained buildings up to 350 sq m (3,700 sq ft).
Occupiers of the Knowledge Gateway will have access to a unique set of University campus facilities which range from meeting rooms, conferencing and hotel accommodation to printing services, childrens day nursery, theatre, art gallery, top of the range gym as well as restaurants, banks and even a post office.