Nexus, Leeds

The first business-facing articulation of this ground-breaking innovation hub

Nexus is University of Leeds’s research-led innovation hub, commercialising research and forging lasting links with growing tech-led businesses.

Creative Space Management was appointed at an early stage to deliver a blend of consultancy and agency work during the pre-letting phase.  Our focus was to identify the core and outer market and develop the first articulations of how it would accelerate niche tech-based business growth.

There were strong pre-lettings and many of the initial wave of occupiers have transitioned from blue sky twinkles in the eye to substantial and rapidly growing tech success stories.

Nexus is now at the heart of Leeds’ ecosystem of events, networks and expertise that drives economic growth and tackles key global and local challenges.  We can’t take credit for that!  However it was a privilege to work alongside the development team and we take some satisfaction from seeing its remarkable progress since opening in 2019.

Nexus - the University of Leeds innovation hub
Labs, workspace and events
Agency and consultancy support from Creative Space