Hethel Engineering Centre

Hethel Engineering Centre is an award-winning innovation hub and business centre in Norfolk serving the high-performance engineering and manufacturing sector in the East of England.


Modern workshop facilities ranging between 900 and 1300 sqft


Office spaces ranging between 300 and 1200 sqft

Virtual Tenancy

Use Hethel Engineering Centre as your registered business address


Range of meeting rooms and conference spaces 

Business Support

Dedicated on-site support team to help your business grow

Hot Desking

Flexible workspaces in a collaborative business community


Space to grow

No matter what your needs for space are, we will work with you to find a solution that works best for your business


A Business Community

The business community at Hethel is one of our greatest assets. We work to make sure there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

About Hethel Engineering Centre

In 2006, Hethel Engineering Centre was created by Norfolk County Council in partnership with the East of England Development Agency, local industry and other partners as a hub for engineering and business in the region.

The success of HEC has resulted in dramatic growth over the last decade, with dozens of extra workshops and offices created to service the regional need for a supportive and engaging hub for the type of high-skilled, high-growth businesses in demand across Norfolk and the rest of the UK.

Since it’s opening in 2006, Hethel Engineering Centre has provided office, workshop and hot-desking space for over 200 ground-breaking and innovative businesses, including supporting over 180 start-ups, that have created over 1000 new jobs for the region. The Centre’s team have supported these businesses and thousands of others across the region through direct business support, networking and over 400 events.

We’ve Been Helping Businesses in Norfolk Grow for over 15 Years

Since 2006, Hethel Engineering Centre has created over 1000 jobs and provided support for the launch of over 180 start ups. 

Client Testimonials

“HEC has provided Ansible Motion with a flexible and supportive environment, in terms of both facilities and administration, which has been a key factor in our growth from 2-man start-up in 2010 to an established SME exporting class-leading vehicle development technology to the biggest automotive manufacturers around the world.”

“The market insight provided by Hethel has expanded our market intellect and capacity. As a small business, you need critical mass and being in a facility that has such a feeling of innovation without being in someone’s garage creates that. There’s a great support network here between all the businesses, and it’s a lot easier with Hethel facilitating!”.