For practical advice on choosing the right business premises and setting up your workplace visit GOV.UK’s information about business premises and business rates.

Information on available premises in Portsmouth can be found on this page – alternatively visit the Invest Portsmouth website for a comprehensive business premises search, as well as local economic information.

Leasehold and concession opportunities

Portsmouth City Council regularly advertise concession opportunities through the Intend procurement portal

Leasehold opportunities can be found at investportsmouth.

Portsmouth Enterprise Centre

The Portsmouth Enterprise Centre was the first purpose-built centre for start-up and micro-businesses in Europe. The council also owns and manages Challenge Enterprise Centre and Victory Business Centre to provide start-up units for office and industrial use that are available on flexible terms for up to 130 start-up and small businesses.

The aim is to help increase business start-up rates and provide a ‘first premises’ solution for micro businesses.

Find more information on our Business Enterprise Centres page.

Lakeside North Harbour

Lakeside North Harbour is an established office campus, covering an area of 101 acres and comprising over 600,000 sq ft of office accommodation, already home to a number of established companies, including Coffin Mew, Capita, Regus, Handelsbanken, Molex and Wiggle, Lakeside is one of the best business locations available in Portsmouth.

1000 Lakeside is an air-conditioned, 286,000 sq ft building with a stunning glazed atrium and managed conference room. It is let to a multitude of occupiers from a range of sectors.

2000 Lakeside provides 81,000 sq ft of fully refurbished high quality office accommodation over ground and three upper floors, each with feature roof terraces overlooking the lake.

3000 Lakeside provides 42,000 sq ft of fully refurbished high quality office accommodation

For more information, visit the Lakeside website

The Technopole

The latest purpose built centre, The Technopole innovation centre opened in Spring 2002 and although it shares the same broad aims as the enterprise centres, its focus is on encouraging high-technology companies to set up and grow.


In 2008 Regus established its Portsmouth operation at Lakeside North Harbour providing fully serviced offices and meeting rooms. Therefore in addition to the locally and regionally provided serviced office solutions there is now a global offer in Portsmouth. Visit the Regus website to find out more.

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