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Fareham Innovation Centre

Fareham Innovation Centre


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Fareham Innovation Centre is a brand new centre located in the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus and offers a range of serviced office space in Fareham at flexible affordable rates from early April 2015. The centre is dedicated in providing customers with everything they need to make your business a success; from fully serviced offices and workshops to a range of professional business support to help run and grow your business. The centre is part of a £5.3 million Enterprise Zone development, which is breathing new life into the site of the former HMS Daedalus Royal Naval Air Station. Amongst other benefits, businesses will benefit from 100% business rate discount for 5 years.

Serviced offices are available to let on flexible terms, with as little as one month’s notice. The on-site business lounge, meeting and conference rooms are ideal for client appointments or presentations and there’s a welcoming reception team to greet guests. The Centre also provides shared and virtual offices for those not ready for office space.

Supportive Office Environment

Fareham Innovation centre has office space available throughout two floors. Accommodating businesses of all sizes and offering the support needed in order for you to achieve success. Offices are equipped with high-speed broadband, VoIP Telephony Technology, are DDA Compliant, complemented with state of the art facilities and high quality business support.

The centre also provides shared office spaces, virtual offices and a wide selection of high bay workshops. Fareham Innovation centre also has a fantastic business lounge which is available to all of our customers and on a membership basis for external companies. The business lounge comes with free Wifi, also you can have refreshments on request. Fareham Innovation centre also offers a range of spacious meetings rooms accommodating up to 30 people.

Benefits of this newly built modern centre includes; free onsite parking, a flexible notice period, access to a printer/photocopier, friendly reception and management staff, access to business support through an Incubation Director, along with much more.

Companies can benefit from the following:

  • On-site Staff services and facilities management so the day to day running issues are taken care of
  • Licence agreement with as little as one month’s notice period
  • Easy to predict, clear and transparent monthly charges
  • Ability to upscale and downsize quickly
  • Receptionist service to answer calls in your company name and greet visitors, helping to provide a professional image
  • On-site conference and meeting facilities available to hire on a daily and hourly rate
  • Access to superfast internet and telephony connections
  • 24/7 office access and on-site security for peace of mind
  • Free on-site parking

Licence fee charges for office space include all of the following:

  • Service charges
  • Business rates
  • Heating, water and electricity
  • Site management
  • Reception services
  • Buildings insurance and maintenance

Virtual Office

Fareham Innovation Centre offers virtual office packages designed to provide you with a professional image for your business, without incurring the cost of renting office space. Ideal for start-up companies, those on the road or working from home. There really isn’t a better way to get your business off the ground.


Fareham Innovation Centre provides the perfect solution for light manufacturing and engineering with a range of high bay workshops designed specially to cater to the aerospace, aviation and marine industries. The centre has 15 workshops ranging from 398 to 807 sq. ft which are readily accessible from the car park and within the main building.

All workshops have working sinks and have been designed to withstand industrial activity. The same all-inclusive services available at Fareham Innovation Centre for office space are available to our workshop customers. This means that features such as 24 hour access, high speed broadband, heating, security and much more are included in the rent.

Shared Office

Shared Offices at Fareham Innovation Centre are the perfect solution for businesses looking to take that next step out of the home office and into the professional environment. Customers will be given a desk with lockable storage and access to a range of services and facilities, as well as sharing the space with other local businesses and perhaps potential future clients.

This is a great opportunity to meet other businesses and grow in a nurturing environment, with the additional benefit of a prestigious office address and the benefits of the help and facilities Fareham Innovation Centre can provide.

Meeting and Conference Facilities

Fareham Innovation Centre has a range of superb conference and meeting rooms available to hire by the hour or the day by internal or external companies for 2 to 40 delegates. Whether space is needed for a conference, product launch, board meeting or interview; there is a room to meet the requirements.

The rooms are fully equipped with presentation equipment, free WiFi, ample parking, break-out space and catering facilities are available on request. The experienced, professional reception team support bookings from start to finish; from arranging the catering to welcoming guests.  

The Wardroom

Located at the heart of the Centre, is our business lounge, The Wardroom. It is an informal location to meet clients, relax, network with other customers or a place to touch down when on the road. It’s available to all our customers and on a membership basis for external companies, and with free Wi-Fi and refreshments, it’s a good place to escape too if you need to take some time away from your desk.

Business Support

Through the on-site Incubation Director, Fareham Innovation Centre provides support and advice for businesses to achieve their objectives, helping with vision, strategy and effective implementation. Networking amongst customers is encouraged, regular business networking events, as well as a range of training and learning events on relevant business topics in conjunction with partners are held at the Centre.

Oxford Innovation

Fareham Innovation Centre is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading business and innovation centre operator. Part of the SQW Group, which employs 230 staff, Oxford Innovation provides flexible office, laboratory, workshop and studio space to over 900 start-up and growing companies throughout a UK-wide network of business and innovation centres. For a full listing of Oxford Innovation’s centres, please visit the website at www.oxin-centres.co.uk.

Oxford Innovation also runs a range of business support programmes across the UK and three highly successful investment networks that link investors with entrepreneurs.

How to Find Us

Fareham Innovation Centre Is perfectly situated between Portsmouth and Southampton on the prestigious Daedalus campus at Lee-on-the-Solent, close to major transport links and networks. The centre can be easily accessed via car from the M27, A32 A27 or by train, as the centre is located 12 minutes from Fareham train station.