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  • 01206 405 500
    Office hours 9am – 5pm

    Innovation Centre
    Knowledge Gateway, Boundary Road
    Colchester, CO4 3ZQ

    From one-to-one meetings through to larger scale conferences, our contemporary meeting spaces are designed to be flexible. We can help you arrange virtual and socially distanced in-person events.

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    All rooms benefit from fast, reliable broadband, state-of-the-art presentation equipment and plenty of natural light. Add to this our excellent on-site catering options and the support of our friendly team and you have everything you need to make an impact.

    Our three purpose-built meeting rooms are perfect for smaller gatherings, and can be configured in various ways. From client catch-ups and team brainstorming to a more formal presentation space, we also offer the flexibility of hiring by the hour. Each room includes super-fast Wi-Fi, up-to-the minute AV equipment and access to a range of refreshments.

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    Conference facilities for up to 60 people

    For a larger event or conference, we can configure two of our meeting rooms into one big space that will accommodate up to sixty people. You will have access to the latest AV presentation equipment, super-fast WiFi, as well as full catering options and the support of our events team.

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  • Catering & Accommodation

    Our on-site café Mission can offer everything from freshly made sandwiches and lunch-time specials to creative canapés and banquet options. Whatever your event size and dietary requirements, we will work with you to create the perfect menu.

    Mission Café is a young but aspiring company, continuously and innovatively engaged in providing specialty coffee and improving communities around the world. It was founded by four people who are passionate about quality coffee and have a mission to create a coffee community that appreciates sustainability.

    They are proud to work with excellent coffee roasters and local suppliers who pay huge attention to environmental and ethical matters.

    If your delegates require accommodation, we are just a pleasant five-minute walk from the four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel, which offers an excellent selection of rooms surrounded by beautiful parkland.

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    Type Boardroom Gilbert Room Hale Room Gilbert & Hale
    Room Combined
    Air Conditioning
    Boardroom Style
    10 people
    16 people
    20 people
    28 people
    Theatre Style
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    28 people
    42 people
    60 people
    Workshop Style
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    18 people
    24 people
    42 people
    Size
    300 sq.ft.
    421 sq.ft.
    574 sq.ft.
    995 sq.ft.
    Cost Per Hour
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    £55 +VAT
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    Half-Day
    £160 +VAT
    £175 +VAT
    £230 +VAT
    £375 +VAT
    Full-Day
    £315 +VAT
    £345 +VAT
    £460 +VAT
    £750 +VAT

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