Facilities

As an SME, start-up, or micro-business, you may have the knowledge, expertise, and inspiration to be a success in your chosen sector, but all too often companies are held back by their lack of facilities and access to technology. That’s where we are here to help.

Housed within our newly refurbished Cotie building, you will find nearly 5,000 square feet of purpose-built professional workspace, available to all businesses, big and small.

Our innovation centre contains everything from an expertly-equipped development zone with 3D manufacturing technology; a relaxed yet professional conferencing area; open-plan hot desks complete with high-spec and fully-loaded PCs; a state-of-the-art cleanroom; and two crisply modern design pods, built to inspire collaboration and creativity.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey; whether you have an original idea that deserves to be explored, or are nearing development and require proof of concept, we are here to provide you with the tools, tech and facilities to turn great ideas into successful products.

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Clean Space

North Devon is renowned for its low-pollution levels, outstanding air quality, and water purity; because of this we find ourselves home to global players in the pharmaceutical, agri-tech, aeronautical, FMCG, filtration, and electronics-based manufacturing industries.

But we don’t believe that a business’ lack of facilities should be a barrier to technological or manufacturing advancement.

So, for those businesses that require an enclosed space in which airborne particulates, contaminants, and pollutants are kept within strict parameters, but lack access to the industrial cleanroom facilities enjoyed by bigger companies, we invite you to use our purpose-built, professional-standard Clean Space.

The Tech Spec:
 

• 5000mm x 3000mm clean space with approximately 2150m³ of HEPA filtered air per hour
• Over 60 air changes per hour in accordance with BS EN 14644 ISO Class 7

• Dual CAMT2000 clean air modules installed, to maintain correct pressure levels and provide in excess of the required 3600m³

Development Space

Manufacturing is the beating heart of the global economy, and it is also at the very heart of Cotie. All products start as a great idea, but it is only through research, development, and experimentation that those ideas can become great products.
 

If you’ve already had your eureka moment, have a clear concept, and possess the expertise to make it a reality; what you need now is a professional workspace, and access to precision tools and 3D scanning and printing technology, to bring your concept to life.

Welcome to our Development Space.

Our fully-equipped development facility is the perfect place for you to realise your manufacturing ambitions. With industry-standard workbenches, an array of precision hand tools, and state-of-the-art 3D capabilities, taking your idea from the design page to proof of concept stage is only a booking away.

And if it doesn’t work the first time, then in the words of Samuel Beckett: “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

 

 

The Tech Spec:
 

3D Printers:

• 3DP Workbench 200

• Formlabs Form 3

• Stratasys F370 System

• Markforged Mark 2

• Ultimaker 3

Precision Tools:

• Hilka mechanics tool kit

• 300mm pillar drill

• 125mm belt and disc sander

• Selection of Makita power tools

• Electrician tool kit

• PCB Microscope

3D Scanner:

• Einscan Pro 2X

Conference Space

Everything in business begins with an idea, and ideas develop when people can discuss them freely; having the right setting for your meetings, presentations and conferences can be of paramount importance to their effectiveness.

You want an environment that is relaxed yet professional, welcoming yet free of distraction, and fully-conducive to productive discussion.

That is exactly what our purpose-built Conference Space provides.

With comfortable seating for up to 30 attendees, expansive table space, access to kitchen and bathroom facilities, high-speed connectivity, and a top-of-the-line 75” touchscreen monitor, all you need bring are your ideas.

The Tech Spec:
 

• Interactive 75” HD touchscreen display

• Seating for up to 30 attendees

• Broadband and WiFi

• Access to kitchen and bathroom facilities

• Ample table/desk space

• Video conferencing

Hot Desks

Wouldn’t it be great if more things in business were Pay As You Go? No set-up fees, no huge financial outlays, no complicated contracts, and no lengthy commitments.

Well, that’s exactly how the Cotie Hot Desks work.

No set-up required, no utilities to pay, no need to purchase software licences, you just book however many desks you need, for however long you need them.

You might be a start-up business who doesn’t want to rush straight out and rent an office premises, you could be an SME looking to expand your business but not move location, or even an individual with a great idea, who wants to develop it in a professional setting, on a PC loaded with all the software you could need.

Set in a clean and modern open-plan studio, each hot desk comes complete with either a high-spec HP desktop, iMac Pro, or iMac, all with 27” monitors and pre-installed with industry-standard design, business, and productivity software. You also have access to on-site kitchen and bathroom facilities, because even genius needs to take a break.

The Tech Spec:
 

• HP Design desktop with 27” screen, XEON processors, SSD hard drives, and 16GB of RAM

• Apple 27-inch iMac Pro or iMac with Retina 5K display and a 3.1GHz 6-core 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz

• Pre-installed software includes: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up and Rhino

• Broadband and WiFi

• Large desk with adjustable chair

• Kitchen and bathroom facilities

Design Pod

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and, at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

Our design spaces are fully-enclosed, self-contained, spacious, glass-fronted pods situated within our open-plan creative floor.

Equipped with top-of-the-line 27” HP Design work stations, pre-installed with an impressive array of design programmes and business software, each pod contains a large desk, separate workstation, comfortable seating for up to 6 people, and access to kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Put simply; this is a space in which to collaborate and create, to innovate and design, to dream and to achieve.

The Tech Spec:
 

• HP Design desktops with 27” screen, XEON processors, SSD hard drives, and 16GB of RAM

• Pre-installed software includes: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up and Rhino

• Broadband and WiFi

• Large desk and workstation

• Adjustable chairs (seating for 4-6 people)

• Kitchen and bathroom facilities