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Flexible, Managed Workspace in Nottingham City Centre

A space for business. A home for ideas. Welcome to the Dryden Enterprise Centre. Open for business so you can too!

The Dryden Enterprise Centre (NTU ERDF Enterprise Innovation Centre project), is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 (ERDF).

A workplace like no other.

Co-locate and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs and a world-beating university.

A brand new, state-of-the-art building in a city centre location, we offer a home to entrepreneurs, founders, SMEs and start-ups.

Stylish spaces to work, collaborate and relax.

The DEC offers flexible desks, dedicated desks in shared offices, private offices, meeting rooms and event spaces.

Plus, members can plug in to NTU’s incredible network, from top-notch business support to graduate and undergraduate talent, research, and training.

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Businesses mapping ideas in coworking space Nottingham

Supporting your enterprise

From start-up to scale-up, we've got your back.

Dryden Enterprise Centre is home to the award-winning NTU Enterprise team, we’ve been helping ideas grow since 2001.

On hand to open doors, share links to university and partner programmes and deliver top quality support, we’ve got the people with a passion to help you thrive.

Supporting Your Enterprise

Workspaces at the Dryden Enterprise Centre

The right fit for your business.

If you’re looking for a space to start, room to expand, or a test-bed for ideas, we’ve got the mix that can make it happen.


Flexible membership options give you all the perks of an amazing office space with none of the long-term baggage.


Want a permanent space with the buzz of an office? Dedicated desks in shared open-plan offices could be the right choice for you.


Our standard and premium offices provide permanent, secure spaces with everything you need to base your operations.

Our Community

It takes courage to go it alone...

So, beyond the desks and chairs, we’re building a community so you’re not on your own. Members of the DEC can access business support, peer collaboration and direct links into the heart of Nottingham Trent University’s teaching, research, and talent. It’s a collaborate office space and then some (and then a bit more on top).

Our team

Our enterprise team is dedicated to support business start-up and growth, providing members with dedicated mentoring.

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Find out more about the businesses who make up our community.

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Our work with partner organisations helps your enterprise to continue growing.

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Latest news

Keep up to date with the latest from the DEC


Start-up Office Space Nottingham

Beyond the isolation of working from home, or a coffee shop, there are some trigger points to look out for that indicate it’s time to find a space for your business to call home. These problems are the tell-tale signs you need a start-up office space.


Coworking Space Nottingham: A guide

A co-working space can be a brilliant way to get your business to the next level, but beware pitfalls! From dodgy Wi-Fi to noisy neighbours, there are lots of things to consider when you're choosing a space. Here’s our guide to finding the best co-working space in Nottingham.


Affari finds a new home in the Dryden Enterprise Centre

As part of celebrations for almost a decade in business, creative agency Affari Media have signed their lease to join the community at Nottingham's new home for hybrid working.


Get in touch

Contact the centre team

Make an enquiry today to find out more about our spaces, support, or to simply ask us a question.