(Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00)

Welcome to Launchpad

We are a brand-new home for innovative businesses and start-ups in and around Southend-On-Sea.

Located on the new Airport Business Park right by London Southend Airport, we provide purpose-built workspace including offices, workshops, coworking, and a range of meeting and conference spaces. We also host a busy programme of workshops and networking events to provide unique business support and inspiration for your growing business.

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An innovative building for innovative people

Located near London Southend Airport, our iconic building is designed for the highest level of sustainability.

We are passionate about creating a sustainable and healthy environment for business. Launchpad is designed for the highest level of sustainability to support the council’s climate change agenda, achieving an ‘Outstanding’ grade of BREEAM environmental standard.

Workspace in the heart of Southend

Within close proximity to London Southend Airport, Launchpad is also a stone’s throw from Rochford Train Station giving businesses direct links to London and the connectivity they need to thrive.

  • 5 minutes to London Southend Airport
  • 5 minutes to Rochford Train Station 
  • 50 minutes to London by Rail
  • 1 hour 20 mins to London by Road
  • Easy access from the M25
1-2-1 Support
Bespoke business support from our on-site Business Growth Manager included for customers.
Local Links

Benefit from close ties with the Southend-on-Sea City Council, Rochford District Council, and the University of Essex.

Space to Grow
Rent dynamic, customisable workspace space that grows as your business does.
Community Spirit
Surround yourself and collaborate with an inspiring entrepreneurial community.
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Start an exciting journey that will push boundaries, disrupt your sector, and provide your business with the runway it needs. Discover workspace like no other at Launchpad.

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Launchpad is managed by Oxford Innovation Space, the UK’s largest innovation centre operator. With over 30 years of experience, Oxford Innovation has a network of 30+ centres across the UK, housing and nurturing over 1,000 early-stage and start-up businesses. This impressive community of innovators is filled with ideas and experts, giving you access to an extensive network of like-minded businesses.
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Meet our team

Georgina - Centre Manager

Georgina Roffey


Commercial Leader with over 15 years’ experience in financial and profit driven hospitality and event industries.

Georgina will lead an experienced and supportive team at Launchpad and looks forward to seeing the centre full of innovative business. In her spare time Georgina enjoys mixing up a cocktail or two or jumping in the car for an impulsive road trip to anywhere.

Lucy - Assistant Centre Manager

Lucy Claydon

Centre Manager

With a background in operations and facilities management, Lucy brings practical knowledge and experience to Launchpad.

Doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty!
When not changing lightbulbs, Lucy enjoys a brisk walk with her doggy along the seafront, and is partial to the odd glass of wine!

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Jacqui Stimpson

Business Growth

Jacqui has spent the last 7 years working with businesses of all sizes and at different stages of their journey.

She is passionate about making a difference using her knowledge and experience of the business support landscape and by building long lasting relationships with those she works with. In her spare time Jacqui loves a boogey and having fun with family and friends.

Join a workspace that helps you realise your potential. Join the innovators and entrepreneurs at Launchpad.

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(Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00)