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Knowledge Gateway

Our vision and masterplan is that by 2025 the Knowledge Gateway will be a location of choice in the eastern region for knowledge-based enterprises in science, technology and the creative sector, drawing on the University of Essex’s global reputation for analytics and data science and outstanding support for SMEs.

The Knowledge Gateway is located adjacent to our Colchester Campus and strategically
integrates the University of Essex to the town of Colchester and the region.

Just 46 minutes from London Liverpool Street, Colchester is served by a good road network linking London, Ipswich, Cambridge, and Norwich, Kent and the south east of England. The Channel ports are easily accessible via the Dartford Crossing. London Stansted Airport is 30 miles away and takes under an hour to get to from our Colchester Campus. London Southend Airport is 44 miles away.

Work on the Knowledge Gateway started in 2010 with a £9m investment to create superb infrastructure, including a major signalised road junction off the A133 dual carriageway, landscaping works, roads, utilities, pavements, footpaths and cycle routes.

The next step involved creating the first phase of Parkside Office Village and the re-location of Essex Business School into a landmark building on the Knowledge Gateway which opened in July 2015.

Businesses joining us on the Knowledge Gateway are not just tenants, but valued members of our University community. They’re gaining competitive advantage through an attractive setting, an exceptional working environment, and immediate access to our researchers, experts and high-calibre students and graduates.

Find out more about the Knowledge Gateway.