Office Space in the Camborne and Redruth area

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Pool Innovation Centre

In the heart of Cornwall, close to the main A30, the Pool Innovation Centre (PIC) is a business acceleration facility that welcomes start-up and existing businesses from a range of sectors.

The Pool Innovation Centre is a state-of-the-art three storey building with a net lettable floor space of approximately 2245m². Accommodating up to 70 businesses the Centre provides dynamic office space, access to individually tailored business support services, cutting-edge meeting & conference facilities, informal networking areas, fabulous connectivity and technology and a vibrant and collaborative business community to help grow your business.

The Pool Innovation Centre has been designed and built to the BREEAM Excellence standard, one of the highest levels of environmental accreditation available for new buildings. This ensures that the Centre's environmental impact was low during construction and will also be throughout its lifespan, making it a great business address.

Our Centre provides accessible parking places close to the main entrance. Hearing induction loops have been designed into the building and we have lift access to all floors within the Centre.

The management of the Pool Innovation Centre is being delivered by Plymouth University on behalf of Cornwall Council. The Centre's building has been supported by European Regional Development Fund, ERDF Convergence investment, South West Regional Development Agency and Cornwall Development Company.


Our Achievements (so far)

Combined annual turnover at point of 2016 survey

Combined average growth of long and short term clients



Office Space

Flexible Spaces for Growth

At the Pool Innovation Centre we welcome start-up and existing businesses from a range of sectors, providing office space in the Camborne and Redruth area. We offer affiliate membership, formation zone and private office space which all include access to our services and facilities.

  • Affiliate Membership

    Perfect for businesses that need a professional address without the overhead cost of locating at the Centre.

    • Virtual office
    • Postal address
    • Access to our services and facilities
  • Formation Zone

    Perfect for start-up businesses that need low cost office space with superb services, facilities and networking opportunities.

    • Own desk, telephone and pedestal
    • Shared office environment
    • Access to our services and facilities
  • Private Office Space

    Perfect for established growth businesses requiring dynamic office space with superb services and facilities.

    • Variety of solutions
    • Multi office occupancy
    • Access to our services and facilities

Facilities and Services

Facility Rich Environments

  • Flexible office space

    Access to 2245m² of dynamic office space ranging from 24 to 72m² and a 16 desk Formation Zone support businesses at all stages of their journey from incubation through to mature enterprises looking to innovate and grow.

  • Commercially experienced professional staff

    Our dedicated and experienced on-site business support management team will ensure that your enterprise gets the support and assistance you require.

  • Tailored business support

    Direct access to individually tailored business support services such as mentor and investment advice clinics, business support organisations and peer-to-peer support will ensure that you achieve business growth.

  • Access to meeting & conference facilities

    Cutting-edge meeting & conference facilities and informal networking areas provide opportunities for businesses to meet potential clients, network with existing tenants and connect within a vibrant and collaborative business community.

  • Exemplar connectivity

    Access to our full fibre ICT infrastructure will provide your business with super fast connectivity and state-of-the-art telephony solutions.

  • Prestigious business address

    Pool Innovation Centre business address will enhance the profile and credibility of your business.

  • Managed facilities

    Reception services, postal service, managed IP telephony, WiFi, and onsite parking, secure 24hr access, 365 days per year, in a safe secure environment.

Formation zone

Nurture, develop, inspire & grow

Formation Zone nurtures and develops new, high value businesses. It provides a dynamic environment encompassing the knowledge, facilities and resources to inspire and enable successful business ideas.

Formation Zone

Who is it for?

Formation Zone is perfect for those wanting to develop a business idea and start up in a supportive and collaborative environment. We are open to anyone this applies to; our successful applicants demonstrate innovation, high standards and potential for growth.

Formation Zone is looking for business ideas in these priority areas: creative industries, high tech, marine, environmental, advanced engineering, health and wellbeing.

What are the benefits?

  • Support to develop your business idea.
  • Keep motivated and connected by working alongside like-minded people.
  • Innovation and knowledge transfer opportunities through Plymouth University.
  • Part of a network of businesses that may lead to supply chain and collaboration opportunities.
  • A professional, creative and productive workspace.
  • Increased presence and profile of your business.
  • Referrals and recommendations into networks and opportunities that will keep you supported even after you leave Formation Zone.

How to apply

The application process for Formation Zone is designed to ensure that we are developing the best environment for our clients. We ask you to download and fill in a proposal form, email it to and then come in for an informal interview.

If you would like to arrange a visit, request more information or an application pack please contact our office on 0800 052 5600 or email

Formation Zone

I would have no problem recommending the Formation Zone to future clients, great facilities, super staff, supportive and knowledgeable  


What do our tenants think?

  • Client testimonial

    The Pool Innovation Centre has been the most nurturing and collaborative environment for us to grow our business, allowing us to propel ourselves forwards without some of the risks that come with taking on a 'proper' office space. Richard and his team were supportive and encouraging throughout the time we were at the Centre, and when we took the leap of sharing an office with another company to going it alone in our space, they were on hand to ensure the move was as seamless and as little disruption as possible. We can't thank PIC enough for being that supporting hand at such a crucial stage of our business's growth and for helping to enable us to get to the position we are in today, whereby we are now moving on into our own studio and are going guns blazing for 2012.

    Emily Anderson - Sideways Cornwall
  • Client testimonial

    Thank you very much for the support and assistance we have received from the team at PIC in the last year.

    It has been a hectic year and I know it would not have been as productive for KWC if we were not based here.

    Keith Wyatt - Keith Wyatt Consulting Ltd
  • Client testimonial

    Just wanted to write and say a massive thank you to you and your fabulous team for hosting our Young Enterprise event yesterday. Everyone was full of praise for you and the Centre, and it made a wonderful venue.

    Your support since we first discussed the event months ago has been so valuable, and I am really so grateful for everything you have done. Nothing was too much trouble, and it was a real privilege to work with you.

    Emma Wright - Young Enterprise
  • Client testimonial

    We consider Pool Innovation Centre a very professional, safe and secure place for us to run our business. The 24/7 access with private parking allows us to work freely when we want and the ability to network with other innovative businesses is an added benefit. Pool Innovation Centre offers a prestigious address and it's a pleasure to welcome clients to our new office space here.

    We are really pleased to be based in such an inspiring location, both in terms of the Innovation Centre and the surrounding area. There is a huge amount of development taking place locally and it's brilliant to be in the heart of it all.

    Eireann Hassett - TBS Cornwall Planning
  • Client testimonial

    The facilities and flexible terms at Pool Innovation Centre, its location and the business support and mentoring and professional networking opportunities they provide are unrivalled in the county. Our business is healthier and the team happier than ever before.

    Being at PIC, in a really professional environment with like-minded people, has been both inspirational and highly motivating.

    Simon Gill - PSG Cornwall