With a vision to create a brand new base for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Hampshire, we transformed the historic Officers’ Mess at Louisburg Barracks into a central hub for businesses to grow and excel. BASE Bordon Innovation Centre showcases the building’s stunning Edwardian design, with spacious private and coworking offices, as well as a range of flexible meeting and conference rooms. BASE isn’t just about space to work – customers take advantage of comprehensive and insightful business support, led by our on-site innovation director.

BASE Bordon Innovation Centre is adjacent to the Techforest and is part of the EM3 Enterprise Zone

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 Homes England has granted a 10 year lease to Oxford Innovation to manage BASE given their extensive experience in managing similar and highly regarded centres across Southern England.

Supported by investment from the Enterprise M3 LEP, this Victorian former officers mess building has been extensively refurbished by Homes England. The building has been converted into high quality office space to support small businesses. The refurbishment of BASE is the fourth phase of regeneration at Louisburg Barracks (now known as The Heritage Quarter). This former Ministry of Defence site was acquired by Homes England in late 2013 to kick start the wider regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon. To date, the new relief road has been delivered, new homes are already occupied and the Future Skills Centre is open.

BASE is seen as critical to the development of Louisburg and creating a place to both live and work by:

  • Providing a high quality, sustainable business space that supports small start-up businesses and job creation, including virtual and shared services that create economies of scale;
  • Establishing an attractive location for small and medium businesses to establish, remain and grow in Bordon; and
  • Stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration to enable business growth through training, networking and nurturing small businesses

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Enterprise M3 is a business-led Local Enterprise Partnership, one of 38 in England, which is working to secure economic growth at sub-national level. We bring together leaders from the business, public and not-for-profit sectors and provide the vision, knowledge and strategic leadership needed to drive sustainable private sector growth.

The transformation of Whitehill & Bordon is a £1billion regeneration scheme and flagship project for East Hampshire District Council. Central to ensuring a thriving, sustainable community are the principles of a green and healthy town.

The Council from the outset has placed job creation as a top priority, with the provision of quality business space at the same time as housing develop as integral to the future success of the town. BASE Bordon delivers on that commitment with this high quality space for growing business in leading technology, high value sectors. BASE is the first employment facility on the Digital Enterprise Zone and is ideally placed to support the growth of local businesses as the Zone is developed over the next few years.

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BASE Bordon Innovation Centre is managed by Oxford Innovation, who started by creating Europe’s first innovation centre – and now manage a growing network of over 20 centres across the UK.

As a high growth business itself, Oxford Innovation understands what innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are experiencing. They know what works and how best to support you. They can also connect you to a network of over 1,000 businesses and you can use facilities in any of their locations (subject to availability).

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