Our award winning buildings enable global high-tech, chemical, manufacturing and environmental businesses to co-locate onto the Lancaster University campus and work alongside our cutting-edge researchers in a unique collaborative environment. Businesses can also join and network with our established local, regional, national and international business communities and tap into a broad range of expertise, support, training and resources on site.
Our Lab Space, Offices and Hot Desks
We provide lab space, office space and hot-desk space for up to 82 businesses via three dedicated co-location buildings on the campus: lab space in cTAP, and office space and hot desks in the Lancaster Environment Centre and InfoLab21, which won the national British Council for Offices Best Corporate Workplace prize - the first time that a university building won the award.
Resident Engagement Support Programme
Up to 50% discount on office rental rates
Companies based in InfoLab21 and the Lancaster Environment Centre can now apply for up to 50% discount off office rental rates, depending on their level of engagement with the university each year.
Benefits of Co-location
Renting lab space, hot-desks and offices and integrating all or part of a business onto the campus enables faster business growth by providing easier access to our research, knowledge, events, training and facilities.
Each business is allocated a relationship manager to match the business to the appropriate skills and facilities they need. The majority of our companies are currently from the chemical, manufacturing, environmental or ICT sectors and we are interested in expanding this to form research partnerships across all sectors.
We welcome international companies and work closely with the United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government organisation that helps businesses locate in the UK and grow internationally.
Due to our size and diversity we can offer research and development facilities beyond what most Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) might have available. Through working with our business partnerships managers organisations are able to access these facilities in a variety of ways from one off usages to regular bookings.
- A unique suite of cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities worth almost £7m
- A 50-100th scale wave tank, tidal flume and low head hydro test rig
- Computer aided engineering and analysis software
- Extensive, state-of-the-art research laboratories
- New £4m class 100 and class 1000 clean room equipped with state of the art equipment including devices for molecular beam epitaxy, plasma etching, e-lithography, microresonators, optical coherence tomography
- Rapid manufacturing facilities, accessible as a technology demonstrator, learning resource, operational prototyping and manufacturing facility
Lancaster University's parkland campus is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful and historic city of Lancaster, Lancashire. Lancashire is in the Northwest of England and has a large and diverse economy consisting of a strong mix of over 35,000 registered companies representing all sectors of the UK economy. Lancaster University is a truly global university, with over 12,000 students from over 120 countries. Our community extends far beyond the Northwest with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries around the world from China to Brazil.
If you would like a tour of our office space or more information please feel free to contact:
Business Co-location Assistant
Tel: +44 (0)1524 594 589
Business Partnerships & Enterprise
Science and Technology
A11 Gordon Manley Building Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YQ