Coworking and office space at Innovation Connect Portsmouth
Coworking and office space
Innovation Connect is our coworking hub offering desk and office space options in Portsmouth, and the opportunity to get advice and support to grow your business.
Our business centres in Portsmouth include Cell Block Studios in the Historic Dockyard, Halpern House in the city centre, Portsmouth Technopole at the entrance to the city. When you hot desk or rent space in any of the 3 Innovation Connect locations, you'll also access the mezzanine business floor of our Future Technology Centre on our campus.
Find out more about our business support and office spaces and join our thriving business community.
The office is such a lovely environment to be in and a world away from me perching my laptop on a small table at Starbucks. My enthusiasm for Innovation Connect is endless. It's helped me immensely to put a pipeline dream into a reality. It’s a nourishing and inspiring hub where I've experienced incredible productivity.
Whether you choose to hot desk, rent a full desk or a private office, you'll always benefit from:
- Access to meeting rooms and boardrooms for a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10
- Free use of our Future Technology Centre meeting and conference rooms (holding 90 standing or 60 seated)
- Use of our space as a registered business address
- Short-term contracts with simple terms and conditions
- No hidden costs or charges – fully serviced offices with no extra charges for internet access or meeting rooms (excluding Technopole)
Choose a coworking space or office space
from £430 a month*
- Your own designated office space
- Unrestricted access to any of our communal spaces, coworking spaces and meeting rooms
- Minimum term of 4 months
- Minimum notice period of 20 working days
You can rent private office space at 3 Innovation Connect locations:
*Price excludes VAT.
Have a query or want to book a tour? Contact us today.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone us: +44 (0)2392 847 000
Office hours: Monday – Thursday, 9.00am – 5.00pm; Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm
Community and business innovation support
When you join Innovation Connect you'll get more than just office space in Portsmouth.
We can help your business or startup become successful and sustainable by:
- Offering support and guidance with business growth and innovation
- Providing access to business networks, such as the Female Entrepreneurs Network, and introducing you to local companies and startups
- Giving you opportunities and space to collaborate and discuss business innovations
- Providing access to advice and talks on topics such as lead generation, funding, marketing and overcoming common business challenges through our collaborations with NatWest and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
- Access to our members-only business events
You can also use our link with the University of Portsmouth to grow your business and access our resources, including:
Female Entrepreneurs Network
We also run the Female Entrepreneurs Network, a series of events that celebrate and support female entrepreneurs across the south coast.
The events provide realistic role models for women running, or considering starting, their own business, through a programme of guest speakers.
Speakers include local female entrepreneurs who talk about their business journey to where they are now, the lessons they've learned along the way, and tips for their specialist field.
Our business events
We host free events across all our locations that develop your understanding of the factors that could help or hinder your business. Our aim is to add value to Portsmouth's small and medium businesses and startups by providing business support and guidance.
Our previous events have focused on topics such as:
- Funding for growth
- Creating and communicating a 'vision of purpose'
- Being your brand
- Customer client relationships
- Using LinkedIn to generate business-to-business enquiries
- 5 ways of making your goals more achievable
- Your strategy for building a powerful brand
- Marketing vs. branding
- Raising your profile through PR, social and digital channels
- How financially savvy is your business?
Rent office space through Innovation Connect and work alongside businesses in various sectors, including:
- AG Education and Training
- Another Door
- European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications
- Exposure Analytics
- KnowNow Information
- Note Taking Express
- Living Your Learning
- Portsea Media
- Provide a Meal
- Shaping Portsmouth
- South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications
- Toucan Diversity
You can hot desk, or rent a full desk or an office in 3 of our Innovation Connect locations:
- Cell Block Studios
- Halpern House
- Portsmouth Technopole
Becoming a member also gives you exclusive access to the Future Technology Centre at the University, our newest location, which is perfect for holding meetings or conferences.
Find out more about each of our locations below.