£25,000 pa
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  • Type: Office
  • Availability: To Let
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Property Summary

Situated within the prestigious grounds of the University of Essex, available to rent, is 5 star office space with modern design and layout throughout. The University of Essex is the largest employer within the county and boasts circa 12,000 employees.

Well known nationwide and respected worldwide, the University of Essex enhances your businesses reach globally. Attracting up and coming talent, leaders of the future, nurtured and educated at one of the top universities. A talent pool for your business to tap into.

If you want to make a statement and put your business on the map then the University of Essex is certainly one of the best places to be!


Easy to access via the A12, A120 as well as various other A and B roads, Park side boasts easy transport links via road. Furthermore, via Railway with both the Hythe and Wivenhoe stations within walking distance and Colchester Town and North stations a short taxi away.

With 5 dedicated and up to 30 additional car parking spaces, car parking is plentiful and spacious. With secure parking zones, cars are protected via barrier which lifts via code or key fob. AMPR cameras detect all cars coming in and out with campus security constantly checking the site via camera and patrol vehicle.

Roadside and pavement lighting ensures all walkways are well lit throughout the year making it a safe and pleasurable walking experience.

If you travel by bike or motorcycle, you can enjoy sheltered spaces at most corners of the car park.


The office is large in size, spacious and airy. A space that any Director, manager or employee would love to spend time and enjoy getting stuck into their work. With adaptive lighting to enhance your visual requirements in addition to energy demands, air conditioning throughout, CCTV in every corner and fob entry for easy accessibility and tracking, you can work anytime of the day with 24 hour accessibility.

The office is kitted out to a very high specification with 4 screen PC's mounted to the walls in addition to a recently installed 1,000 Mbps (1.GB) internet connection. Making the internet speed one of the fastest nationwide.

Comfortable desking, modern and creative layout matches that of the expectation of a current and future employee. COVID-19 friendly in design with desking facing the walls and plenty of space for employees to work 1.M apart.

The kitchen is large with various cupboard space, there is also a storage room under the stairs. Freezer and fridge in addition to microwave, toaster, toasties maker, blender and kettle.


You can pay for the office fully furnished and fitted as it is or bring in your own.


There are 13 workstations downstairs and 13 workstations upstairs with the designs mapped out for a further 4 workstations to be added. Making it a total of 26 workstations currently although it would be very easy for there to be 30 workstations total.

Meeting Rooms

There are 2 x 6 person meeting rooms downstairs and all meeting rooms can be converted into more Director or Manager offices if you wish or more workstations can be fitted into each.

Director Office

Spacious Directors office with a stunning view outside and integral blinds between the of glass of the office and workspace on the other side.

Board Room

Connected with the Directors office, a board room which also boasts beautiful natural daylight through huge glass windows.

WC Facilities

There are bathrooms on both floors with a disabled bathroom on the ground floor


The office as CCTV throughout with 8 cameras in total which can record and retain around 2 months worth of footage. The front door key fob reader tracks and records each and every entry into the office. Furthermore, there is a finger print reader as you enter for all staff to register when they arrive and leave the office. There are multiple AMPR cameras which track and register your number plate as you access and leave the site in addition to an onsite security team patrolling the office village on a regular basis. Barriers at the car park entrances in addition to external CCTV of the car parks and entrances.


All of the desks face the walls as recommended. Both floors have antibacterial gel dispensers making it quick and easy to have a squirt any time of the day. The offices are cleaned weekly and milk, fresh orange juice and snacks are delivered every other day by the local milkman.

Running Costs

Being very new, the offices are very well insulated and designed to be energy efficient in-line with modern building regulations. The offices are very inexpensive to run in terms of running costs:

Broadband: £70,pcm

Electric: £70,pcm

Water: £30,pcm

Cleaning: £120,pcm

Service Charge: £100,pcm

Accommodation available

In total there is circa 1,300 sq. ft. of space available, or suites available from 650 sq. ft.


£2,150 per month

Lease Terms

Consideration will be given to Assignment of the existing Lease or new terms by separate negotiation.

The following options are also available.

Whole Unit + 5 Spaces
£28, 539 per annum or £2,378 per month
Half Unit + 2 Spaces
£14, 300.00 per annum or £1,189.38 per month
Medium Office
300 Sqft at £9,600 per year or £800 per month
Small Office
200 Sqft at £7,200 per year or £600 per month
Desk Rental
£3,000 per year or £250 per month or £3,600 per year or £300 per month


For more information or arrangements to inspect please contact:

Riverside Estates

Property Consultants

Tel: 01376-571111