Nucleus Business and Innovation Centre

Nucleus Business and Innovation Centre

Brunel Way


“I would recommend The Nucleus to any business wanting to promote their company in a professional environment. I have met many like-minded people here and the networking prospects are huge.” Paul Bird M.W.M.Soc – Aqua2pure Water Hygiene Ltd

The Nucleus Business and Innovation Centre is a modern, custom-built building in the heart of The Bridge development which provides the ideal workspace for start-up and growing companies within the science and technology sector. Serviced offices are available on flexible terms with as little as one month’s notice. The range of fully equipped conference rooms are complemented with a welcoming reception team to greet guests, plus an on-site café. The Nucleus is proud to offer a range of practical innovation and growth support services that proactively encourages the development of start-ups, entrepreneurial and high-growth companies.

Supportive office environment

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre provides an impressive base to work from, allowing businesses to grow within a lively environment where they will have access to the skills, knowledge and experience of similar individuals and companies. The Nucleus provides 30,000 sq ft of flexible, climate controlled office space. Individual offices range from 75 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft and can accommodate 64 companies with 1 to 25 employees. The Centre is designed to help pioneering science and technology companies reach their full potential.

Companies at the Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre can benefit from the following:

  • On-site staff services and facilities management
  • Lease agreement with as little as one month’s notice period
  • On-site conference and meeting facilities
  • Access to the i-Lab creative thinking space
  • Access to superfast internet and telephony connections
  • 24/7 office access and CCTV
  • On-site parking
  • On-site café

Lease fee charges for the office space include the following:

  • Service charges
  • Business rates
  • Heating, water and electricity
  • Site management
  • Reception services
  • Buildings insurance and maintenance

Shared offices – the pod

The Pod is designed for start-up businesses, offering a soft financial landing, with a prestigious office address, access to the Centre facilities, help from the Centre staff and free business support. It is the ideal environment for the transition from a home office or simply a low cost one person workstation. 

Meeting and conference facilities 

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre has a range of superb conference and meeting rooms available to hire by the hour or the day by internal or external companies. Whether space is needed for a conference, product launch, board meeting or interview, there is a room to meet the requirements.

Business Support

Through the on-site Innovation Director, The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre provides support and advice for businesses to achieve their objectives, helping with vision, strategy and effective implementation. This is not a chargeable extra service but a core feature of a true innovation centre

As part of the supportive environment within the Centre, networking amongst customers is encouraged and facilitated by organised events.

The i-La B

The i-Lab is unique. Those who enter it find themselves immersed in an innovative space that encourages creative thinking and lively interaction. 

In a multi-sensory experience, users of the i-Lab can take advantage of state-of- the-art collaborative software, write on the whiteboard walls of the oval shaped room, and use coloured lighting and background sound to evoke the right mood. The i-Lab features ClickShare technology that enables participants to share content, literally at the touch of a button. Accommodating a group of up to 22 people, the i-Lab is suitable for any organisation that is keen to encourage participants to break free from their day-to-day approach to business thinking.

The variety of uses includes:

  • Team-building
  • Brainstorming
  • Creative development
  • Strategy planning

The Bridge

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre is located on The Bridge, a major centre for knowledge-based industries providing over one million square feet of office, science and technology space in the Thames Gateway, forming part of the Kent Innovation Corridor, a network of innovation centres in North Kent.

Oxford innovation

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading Business and Innovation Centre operator. Part of the SQW Group, Oxford Innovation provide flexible office, laboratory, workshop and studio space to over 900 start-up and growing companies throughout a UK-wide network of Business and Innovation Centres. For a full listing of Oxford Innovation’s Centres, please visit



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