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Innovation Centres


Northamptonshire is home to a network of Innovation Centres, spread across the county and providing a range of flexible, cost-effective solutions for new and growing businesses. Below is a list of the centres and their locations. 

Nene Business Centre

Located in the former Dr Martens factory in Irthingborough, Nene Business Centre offers ready to work modern and flexible office space. Each office is self-contained and equipped for 1 to 20+ desks. Simple and easy agreements are available to suit a range of small and growing businesses. 

The site is conveniently located alongside the A45/A6 junction and near the Rushden Lakes Project, and comes equipped with phones and high-speed internet access as well as ample free parking.

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The University of Northampton Innovation Centre

The University of Northampton Innovation Centre is a flagship building for the Northampton Enterprise Zone. With 42 flexible office units, a cafe and conference space, the centre offers the opportunity to grow your enterprise in a supportive environment alongside like-minded businesses.

The centre is ideally located, adjacent to Castle Station in Northampton and is an excellent location for social enterprises with specialist support from The Univeristy of Northampton. 

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iCon Centre

The iCon is a beacon for environmental innovation in the UK and beyond. Specialising in green technologies and sustainable construction, it offers a high profile and supportive environment for companies at the forefront of the low carbon sector.
The award-winning building includes 55 first-class business units alongside a conference centre with a range of meeting rooms for up to 250 people, exhibition space and on-site catering facilities.

Corby Enterprise Centre

The Corby Enterprise Centre is a dynamic and innovative hub for businesses residing in Corby and beyond. It provides flexible serviced offices, studio space, co-working space, virtual offices and meeting rooms to growing companies within a professional and modern environment.

The centre has a range of offices available, offering spaces from 200 sq. ft. to 1600 sq. ft. supporting between 2 and 25 people and 15 studios ranging from 260 sq. ft. to 1900 sq. ft.

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Portfolio Innovation Centre

The Portfolio Innovation Centre, which first opened in 2006 as a single storey building, has now expanded into a three floor centre, complete with 46 studios and offices for businesses in the design, digital and creative sector.

The centre's mission is simple: to nurture talent and innovation and to provide its resident entrepreneurs with all the tools, advice and resources they need to develop and thrive.

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Sunley Management Centre

As a specialist conference centre with dedicated facilities and an environment where business comes first, The Sunley Management Centre provides a space to work and time to think. Free from the distractions and interruptions of the workplace, SCC offers the privacy and facilities for you to focus on the task in hand.

Since 1981, Sunley Conference Centre has been a providing space to meet and time to work to individuals and organisations from the private, public and third sectors.

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Northampton Science Park

Providing high specification, fully serviced offices and business units to let in a dynamic environment, Northampton Science Park (NSP) is more than a prestigious business location - it is a corporate community and an exciting place to work.

NSP strive to create a unique blend of businesses, linked by the synergy of commercial prosperity. The workspace throughout the park has been organised to offer flexibility for the future, offering the possibility to grow within the park.

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Silverstone Innovation Centre

Silverstone Innovation Centre offers a diverse range of office, industrial and R&D workshop accommodation available to let.

If the right unit isn’t available immediately, MEPC Silverstone Park operates a waiting list and has plans to build new accommodation each year to meet demand.

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Pury Hill Business Park

Just 10 miles from Milton Keynes and Northampton, six miles from M1 Junction 15 and only minutes from the A5, Pury Hill has the perfect rural location with great road links. Pury Hill Business Park (PHBP) has a village style community of offices to rent for a range of business sizes from start-ups to international companies.

PHBP has installed a 1Gbps fibre optic cable, giving a super high-speed Internet connection to any business located there. They also have their own on-site IT support provided by EBS-IT who monitor the network 24/7 to ensure the smooth running of the system.

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Scott Bader Innovation Centre

Scott Bader Innovation Centre near Wellingborough provides flexible office space, labs and workshop facilities on flexible terms for small and growing companies.  

The recently refurbished building within Scott Bader’s headquarters complex provides a range of office sizes and an idyllic setting with views of the River Nene valley. 

Set in the heart of the village of Wollaston, we're just outside Wellingborough and close to the centres of Northampton, Milton Keynes and Kettering.

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