Norfolk lab and engineering space at Hethel

Hethel Engineering Centre is an award-winning innovation hub and business centre serving the high-performance engineering and manufacturing sector. Offering engineering, manufacturing and laboratory space to rent in the East of England. 

At a Glance

Hethel Engineering Centre is an Innovation Hub that exists to serve the high performance engineering and manufacturing sector in the region – it is:


Devoted to listening to the needs of businesses and providing solutions through tailored support


Providing first class business accommodation, conferencing and customer experience to any individual or organisation that uses the centre


Developing and inspiring a network of supporters and advisors (Business Angels, Venture Capitalists, Legal, IPR, PR specialists, training and skills providers) who share a passion for engineering and manufacturing

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Jobs Created

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Startups Supported

About Hethel Engineering Centre


East Anglia Business Support

Here at Hethel Engineering Centre we pride ourselves on the unique opportunities our members have when it comes to business support.

The Hethel Innovation team based at the centre are always available to offer one-to-one support, training programmes and advice, with their office door always open to queries regarding workspace, help with a new product idea or support with reaching new customers to name a few.

Our members have brilliant access to events both at HEC and other venues around Norfolk and Suffolk, along with space to network and make connections with like-minded people both in the same field of work and cross-sector, which we feel is really important.


Innovation Hub and Business Centre

Hethel Engineering Centre is an awarding winning innovation hub and we’re proud to have been a part of so many business success stories within the region.


Modern and Commercial Workspace

The centre offers the perfect incubation space for businesses to grow and there is really a workspace for everyone. From workshops, offices, meeting rooms, hot desks, storage space and up to date facilities, we offer a variety of packages along with an engaging environment to suit businesses needs both now and for its future growth.


Norfolk Based Commercial Space

Hethel Engineering Centre is perfectly located just south of Norwich nestled in the Norfolk countryside but close to transport links. We’ve got great connections to the rest of the region making the centre ideal for rural and urban businesses. Just a stone’s throw away is the city of Norwich with the A11 a 2-minute drive away giving easy access to Cambridge and London.

A short 20-minute drive will take you to the central Norwich Train Station, with Norwich International Airport north of the city and just 30 minutes away; Hethel Engineering Centre is ideal for international companies too.

“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!”