Business Incubation Centre Southend

Quality space in Southend

Office space and meeting rooms on flexible terms

If you're launching a new start-up or growing your recently launched business, our Business Incubation Centre at our Southend Campus offers you office space and meeting rooms on flexible terms.

How it works

We have units available in a variety of sizes to suit your needs and budget. Your rent includes:

  • business rates
  • energy costs
  • staffed reception desk
  • access to telephone and internet provision
  • 3.5 hours free meeting room hire per month
  • 25% discount on conferences and meeting room hire charges

Benefits for your business

Locating your business at the Business Incubation Centre has many benefits to your business. These include:

  • easy in/easy out tenancy agreements.
  • network with other start-up businesses in the Centre.
  • access to support and guidance from one of our business development partners and/or academics specialising in entrepreneurship and innovation

Virtual tenancies are also available.


Our Southend Campus is located in the heart of Southend-on-Sea, which offers several benefits as a location for your business. These include:

  • superb transport links with main roads and mainline train stations just a short distance from our campus offering direct access to London
  • London's newest airport on the outskirts of town with routes across Europe and the USA
  • London Gateway, the UK's newest container port, just 20 minutes away in Thurrock
  • a rapidly growing local economy with significant investment coming into the area - a further £6 million to support 375 business was announced in March 2014
  • less than an hour from London
  • a great quality of life for you and your team, with seven miles of seafront
  • excellent schools, including two grammar schools
  • shops and services on your doorstep
  • meeting and event facilities as part of our campus

Road links

Southend is easily accessible from the M25 (junction 25) via the A127.

Distances of key destinations from our Southend Campus are:

  • M25 motorway - 23 miles
  • Central London - 42 miles

Rail links

Southend is served by two different rail lines into London, with journey times of 45 minutes to one hour.
  • Southend Victoria (0.3 miles from our campus) to London Liverpool Street - operated by Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Southend Central (0.2 miles from our campus) to London Fenchurch Street - operated by c2c

The line to London Liverpool Street includes Stratford station, from where it's just a short walk to Stratford International, providing access to Eurostar services.

Air links

London Southend Airport is only three miles from our campus and offering flights to an increasing number of destinations. Flights are already available to several major cities in the UK and Europe. The airport also offers airfreight.

Flights are already available to several major cities in the UK and Europe. The airport also offers airfreight.


Contact us for information on current availability.

Get in touch
Get in touch
Business Incubation Centre University of Essex
Southend Campus, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1LW
Telephone: 01702 328300