Portsmouth Technopole, the Solent Innovation Centre, is an iconic landmark building
at the entrance to Portsmouth. The Centre provides the ideal workspace for start-up and growing companies, offering flexible, professional premises with a range of business support services needed during the first vital years of operation.
Serviced offices are available to let on flexible terms, with as little as one months’ notice. The on-site meeting and conference rooms are ideal for client appointments or presentations and there’s a welcoming reception team to greet guests. The centre also provides shared offices, and virtual offices and hot desks for those not ready for office space.
The centre differs from a standard business centre by offering a range of practical innovation and growth support that proactively encourages the development of start-ups, entrepreneurial and high-growth companies.
Supportive Office Environment
Portsmouth Technopole provides a professional 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.
With just under 20,000 square feet of commercial office space, located over five floors, the Portsmouth Technopole has spacious offices ready to occupy for up to 50 people and everything in-between, all with natural light, telephone and business broadband connectivity.
The centre is the ideal environment for start-up and early-stage companies. The costs are tightly controlled, there are no long term contracts and the day to day running of the offices is in safe hands, leaving companies to concentrate on growing their business.
Companies at Portsmouth Technopole can benefit from the following:
- On-site staff services and facilities management so the day to day running issues are taken care of
- Licence agreement with as little as one month’s notice period
- Easy to predict, clear and transparent monthly charges
- Ability to upscale and downsize quickly
- Receptionists service to answer calls in your company name and greet visitors, helping to provide a professional image
- On-site conference and meeting facilities available to hire on a daily and hourly rate
- Access to superfast internet and telephony connections
- 24/7 office access and on-site security for peace of mind
- Free on-site parking
Licence fee charges for the office space include all of the following:
- Service charges
- Business rates
- Heating, water and electricity
- Site management
- Reception services
- Buildings insurance and maintenance
Shared Offices – The Studio
The Studio at Portsmouth Technopole is designed for start-up businesses, offering a soft financial landing, benefitting from having 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.
There are individual workstations in a spacious open plan office, all equipped with a desk, lockable storage, handset and fast internet connection. If your business develops and you need additional space then we have a variety of offices you can expand to, saving you the time and expense of moving.
Hot desks are ideal for people who are always on the go, rarely in the same place two days running. They are available to hire by the hour, day or week; providing access to a desk and fast internet connection. In addition to these practical facilities there is access to a wide range of other services, including business support and networking opportunities.
Portsmouth Technopole offers virtual office packages designed to provide you with a professional image for your business, without incurring the cost of renting office space. Ideal for start-up companies, those on the road or working from home. There really isn’t a better way to get your business off the ground.
Meeting and Conference Facilities
Portsmouth Technopole has a range of superb conference and meeting rooms available to hire by the hour or the day by internal or external companies, to accommodate between 2 and 40 delegates. Whether space is needed for a conference, product launch, board meeting or interview; there is a room to meet the requirements.
The rooms are fully equipped with presentation equipment, free WiFi, ample parking, break-out space and catering facilities are available on request. The experienced, professional reception team support bookings from start to finish; from arranging the catering to welcoming guests.
As part of the supportive environment within Portsmouth Technopole, networking amongst customers is encouraged. Regular business networking events, as well as a range of training and learning events on relevant business topics in conjunction with partners, are held at the centre.
Portsmouth Technopole is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading business and innovation centre operator. Part of the SQW Group, which employs 180 staff, 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 the website at
Oxford Innovation also runs a range of business support programmes across the UK and three highly successful investment networks that link investors with entrepreneurs.
How to find us
The building is very visible from the M275, on the approach to Portsmouth. Portsmouth, Southsea and Fratton railway stations are only a short taxi ride away, and ample car parking space with designated visitor car parking bays available.
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