Office Space and Low Cost Shared Space in the School of Computing and Communications

For a digital business you couldn’t be better placed than at the School of Computing and Communications, alongside world class research in Computer Science and ICT.

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

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.

Contact Us

If you want to look round our facilities or find out more information, please contact:

Synne DarwellBusiness Co-location Administrator

+44 (0)1524

Why Host Your Business in the School of Computing and Communications?

  • 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.
  • Flexible bespoke office accommodation package to suit your business needs
  • Access to world class research
  • Business development 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

Relative Insight

"We work closely with a number of departments within the University, and having offices here allows us to maintain and build upon these relationships. Being based here has also enabled us to quickly and easily draw upon high quality students to perform ad-hoc project work for us."

Dr James Walkerdine, COO, Relative Insight

Relative Insight


Co-working in the School of Computing and Communications 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.

The co-working space has six desks within an open plan office. Companies are notionally given one day per week to use their desk. The current price for a desk is around £40 per month.

The InfoLab21 building

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 School of Computing and Communications:

  • BSI

    BSI is a business standards company that helps organisations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Our business is enabling others to perform better.

  • Copify

    Copify is a platform for publishers to source quality written content from a network of professional copywriters from across the UK.

  • DemoPad

    DemoPad Software has developed hardware and software tools used in conjunction with an App to create custom controls for home automation.

  • Gaist Solutions

    Gaist is an innovative company which provides bespoke professional services and technology solutions across the highways and transportation sectors.

  • Novi Digital

    Novi Digital is an Award Winning Specialist Data-Driven Digital Marketing Agency. They provide research, consultancy, and analysis reporting and managed services for SEO, PPC and CRO.

  • Relative Insight

    Relative Insight is a audience research tool, using comparative language analysis to help marketers discover real insights and turn them into communication.

  • Mitigate Cyber

    Mitigate Cyber combines knowledge and integrity to provide essential support for securing data, assets and intellectual property against the threat of cyber crime.

  • Bristol IT Company

    Bristol IT Company have been using IT to improve productivity and lower costs for businesses across the UK for over 25 years. They deliver solutions using their proven winning formula consisting of expertise, innovation and understanding, which is embedded in their company culture.