Accommodation

St John’s Innovation Centre offers business address and serviced office accommodation services to early start businesses. A full incubation service is offered to tenant companies, incorporating a range of business support, training and advisory services.

The philosophy of the Innovation Centre is to provide security and flexibility to tenants, and the Centre therefore offers office space with renewable leases for up to two years and the option to break on one month’s notice. Individual units – which can range in size from 10 to 500 sq.m. All come equipped with or have access to:

• Direct-dial telephones from a central switchboard

• Broadband internet access

• Individually monitored and controllable security and central heating systems

• Hot and cold water and kitchenette facilities

• Access panel ceilings and flooring

• 24-hour access

• 24-hour security

• Three-phase electricity supply

• Fire detection/smoke alarm systems

• Goods access via individual loading bays (ground floor units only)

Most of the units are air conditioned.

Tenants are provided with a wide range of services, some of which are provided under the tenancy and others which are subject to additional charges:

• Central Reception and Switchboard (staffed from 8.00 am until 5.30 pm)

• Photocopying

• Document binding

• Fax handling

• Post handling

• Furnishing, heating, cleaning and lighting of all communal areas

• External window cleaning

• Refuse disposal

• Management and maintenance of the buildings

• Up-keep of the landscaped Park grounds

• Conference Rooms

• A Boardroom and 6 Meeting Rooms

• Vending machines

• Electronic security systems, CCTV and night/weekend security patrols

Provision of comprehensive services allows tenants to concentrate on their businesses without the distractions of non-core, property-related issues.

 

Tenants join the Centre with a variety of different skills and experience. With this in mind the St Johns Innovation Centre building has been designed so that in addition to using the services of our advisers, tenants can meet and learn from each other and ‘shop’ for services from fellow tenants to aid their businesses.

 

We can provide relevant business advice to support the various stages of business development, and can assist with access to expertise in:

• Intellectual property protection

• Product innovation, design and manufacture

• Human resource development and management

• Bank finance, venture capital, UK and EC grants

• Marketing and public relations

• Corporate design and advertising

• Training and development