Tenancy Options

UMIC provides the following Tenancy options:

Virtual Tenancy

Virtual tenancy offers a professional impression for your company and a professional environment for your client and company meetings. It is suitable for spin-out or start-up companies which are not yet ready for dedicated company office or laboratory space in UMIC’s biotech incubators. It enables you to have a presence in the biotech incubators, which provides access to:

  • Premium business address for biomedical and technology based companies in the centre of Manchester
  • Incoming mail collected
  • Inclusion in the Manchester Incubation network, alerting your company to events, training, funding opportunities both the Biotech and Hi-Tech incubators
  • Dedicated direct dial telephone number with voicemail (cost of calls recharged)
  • Voicemail forwarding by email and remote access dial in
  • Reception services for visitor management
  • Onsite restaurant and starbucks coffee bar
  • Discounted pay as you go access to state-of-the-art conferencing and meeting facilities.
  • Access to hot desking when required.

Office and Laboratory Accommodation

Example lab spaceA range of office and bioscience laboratory accommodation as described in locations section, are available on a tenancy basis. A flexible range of lease options are available.

License under 12 months - Provides flexible easy-in, easy-out terms. Vital for when a business needs to grow. License can be rolled over into a larger unit, or alternatively, only one month’s notice required if needing to leave.

Lease over 12 months - For a more secure tenancy, leases are available up to two years with qualifying incentives such as rental holidays.

Pay As You Grow - For companies that will need larger space in a short time due to sustained growth. UMIC can provide a ‘tailor made incentive' on accessing larger offices based upon growth targets. This minimizes any interim moves required and so decreases disruption to the business during its critical growth phases.


Tenancy-related enquiries are always welcome and should be directed Marie Sutton.


Marie Sutton

University of Manchester Innovation Centre Ltd
48 Grafton Street
M13 9XX

0161 603 7648