Office Space, Lab Space and Low Cost Shared Space in the Lancaster Environment Centre

Our award-winning buildings enable environmental businesses to co-locate onto the Lancaster University campus and work alongside our cutting-edge researchers in a unique collaborative environment.

The Lancaster Environment Centre is a community of world class environmental researchers, high achieving students, government scientists and commercial enterprises working together to address today’s biggest environmental challenges. Our facilities for business are the best of their kind and our office spaces were highlighted as an exemplar in a government report on universities-businesses interactions.

We welcome both local and international digital centric businesses. We have housed more than 50 companies since 2007, and worked with over 1000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) since 2005, supporting them with European Regional Development Funds in excess of £18.5m.

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Contact Us

If you want to find out more about our facilities, please contact:

Synne Darwell

Co-working Administrator

+44 (0)1524 510409

Why Host Your Business at the Lancaster Environment Centre?

  • Lancaster University is ranked in the top 10 for interactions with SMEs
  • Proven track record of success – over 1000 SMEs assisted through funded projects and programmes and over 50 businesses housed in LEC since 2007
  • Work with our team to help build relationships with our local, national and global contacts
  • Access to international markets through our international collaborative programmes
  • Access extra resources from skilled students all year round
  • Opportunities to partner with the University in the delivery of training
  • Access to the wider university community
  • Collaboration with other resident companies

Our Facilities

Our wide range of research interests demands an equally wide range of facilities and equipment. These enable integrated studies of terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric systems, using chemical, biochemical, physical and biological analysis.

Small World Consulting

"Being based on the campus is of immeasurable value to my business. We have frequent contact with academics from many different departments. We draw upon the academics' expertise, and they often draw upon ours. At any one time, there are usually several collaborations going on, some commercial and others research-based. Above all, we value the continuous exchange of ideas."

Mike Berners-Lee, Director, Small World Consulting Limited

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Our co-working space in Lancaster Environment Centre is the perfect way to join our community whilst offering the chance to work in a professional environment and to be part of an innovative community. Our co-working space offer you access to professionally fully furnished shared office space at a cost of around £40 per month. It is a great way to meet other companies and academics for potential collaborations, expand your networking opportunities and gain access to knowledge through our Business Development Managers.

Exterior view of the Lancaster Environment Centre

Lancashire and the Northwest

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 is well connected by road and rail to Manchester and Liverpool. London is just a 2.5-hour train ride away.

Resident Companies

These companies are currently co-locating in the Lancaster Environment Centre:

  • Sixteen62 Ltd

    Sixteen62 Ltd are an SME Engineering Consultancy supporting sustainable development and eco-innovation through engineering design, project management and technological innovation. Partnering collaboratively with businesses and institutions to exclusively develop and deliver enabling projects that demonstrate broad Environmental, Social and Economic benefits.

  • Yordas Group

    Yordas Group is a leading provider of scientific, environmental, human health, and global regulatory consulting services. Delivering innovative solutions for business, industry and government, Yordas creates value and sustainability for their clients.

  • Hybrid Instruments

    Hybrid Instruments specialise in the design and development of high speed electronic systems for real-time acquisition and analysis of signals arising from radiation detectors.

  • The Knowledge Transfer Network

    Established to foster better collaboration between science, creativity and business. KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation.

  • Support the Goals

    Support the Goals is an initiative to rate and recognise the businesses that support the UN Global Goals. They Raise awareness of the Global Goals in the business community and promote a structured approach to planning, target setting, and reporting in respect of the goals.

  • Peak Associates

    Peak Associates provides consultancy advice on matters relating to river and water pollution, effluent treatment, drainage and contaminated land.

  • Simplifi Solutions

    Simplifi have developed a suite of software tools to help businesses manage legislation compliance. They offer a comprehensive system capable of supporting ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Acorn, amongst others.

  • Small World Consulting

    Small World Consulting enables strategic responses to climate change that enhance organisational value. They develop multi-disciplinary understanding of the essential issues and help organisations understand what they can do.

  • Stopford Energy and Environment

    Stopford is an international energy and environment consultancy providing innovative multidisciplinary solutions to a global market. For over 35 years they have been serving the requirements of a multi-national client base.

  • Envirofly Consulting

    Envirofly Consulting is a ‘strategic and sustainable solutions’ company with capacity building and knowledge transfer at the core of its business. With several international overseas companies interested in the growing African market and institutions needing to expand their business into international waters, Envirofly Consulting gladly positions itself as the bridge between the two worlds.

  • JBA Consulting

    JBA is a leading water, environmental, urban design, engineering and risk management consultancy. JBA work collaboratively across their disciplines combining analytical, engineering, social and nature-inspired solutions. Supporting their clients to adapt and build resilience to climate change both in the UK and worldwide.

  • W T InfoTech

    W T InfoTech produces augmented reality solutions for travel, museums, enterprise and environment on mobile (iOS and Android) and wearables.

  • Reliable Insights Ltd

    Reliable Insights Ltd make predictive analytics accessible to all. Enabling companies of all sizes to forecast demand, improve maintenance cycles and improve process deliverables. They take existing analytics to the next level, systemising data collection, analysis and action. They transform data into valuable business insights and systemise this as part of business as usual.

  • Co2 Extraction Ltd

    CO2E specialises in the extraction of high value bio-active compounds and oils from botanicals using Super Critical Fluid Extraction (SCFE) processes. CO2E operates in a niche area offering clients the opportunity to realise the full ‘value added’ for the extraction of their bio-actives from natural resources.