The Ongar Business Centre (OBC), formerly known as the Essex Technology and Innovation Centre (ETIC), is located in west Essex, in Chipping Ongar. The business centre is near key business hubs of Brentwood, Chelmsford and Epping and we offer business work-spaces and meeting rooms to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Tenants and virtual tenants at OBC benefit from a full range of business support services including expert advice, funding, finance and access to academic & commercial contacts. We currently have 26 tenants and 10 virtual office tenants. Our meeting rooms are available for hire by day or half day.

Workers in Maxxpal office

Ongar Business Centre facilities

  • 30 managed workspaces  from 14 to 57 sq m (150 to 847 sq ft) to let on a flexible or competitive term
  • Virtual tenancy 
  • Easy in/out licence – with no long-term commitment or short-term lease
  • Single monthly fee  covering rent, power, lighting, heating, free onsite parking, kitchen facilities. Business rates are charged separately with 100% relief for most small businesses*
  • Meeting rooms – three available for hire by the day or half-day, including large screens and white boards
  • 24/7 access – via a security system
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Reception
  • Kitchen
  • Cleaning of communal areas
  • Free on site parking

*We would always recommend checking direct with the local council for business rates information.

Current available offices

Unit NumberUnit SizeUnit Cost
Suite B629 sq ft£1429.00 pcm
4479 sq ft£1,160 pcm
9299 sq ft£725 pcm
17278 sq ft£718 pcm
20339 sq ft£880.00 pcm
26278 sq ft£698 pcm

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Easy public transport access

Situated within the M11 & M25, the Ongar Business Centre provides easy access to areas such as London Stansted Airport, Bishops Stortford, Epping, Brentwood, Harlow and Chelmsford. A few minutes away is the acclaimed seafood restaurant Smith’s and a local convenience shop, eateries and a leisure centre. Approx a mile from the site is Ongar High Street which has a range of shops and eateries such as Tesco Express, Sainsbury’s and Spice Masala.

  • There are bus stops a couple of minutes walk away. The bus routes provide easy direct access to Chelmsford, Shenfield, Kelvedon Hatch and Writtle.
  • Train stations are located approx. 10 miles away with the closest being Epping Underground and Harlow Town Stations; both provide direct access to London Liverpool Street and London Stratford.
Ongar town



Pam Winter

01277 368200

Pam helps businesses grow in Essex by successfully managing the Ongar Business Centre. This success has been achieved through networking with other business support organisations and spending quality time with early stage businesses, listening to their needs and offering the relevant support and guidance to enable them to achieve their aspirations.