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Factory Cheltenham is a 160,000 sq. ft. innovation centre designed to foster connections between the most innovative minds and companies in the cyber industry, while building links with other sectors. Situated at the gateway of the iconic £1B Golden Valley Development in Cheltenham, at the epicentre of a thriving cyber innovation ecosystem, Factory Cheltenham is recognised as the National Cyber Innovation Centre within HMG’s National Cyber Strategy.
The thoughtful design promotes collaboration between innovators, creatives and locals, combining flexible office, social, and amenity spaces amidst a stunning landscape. Opening in 2026, we are building a national asset driving innovation to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online – an exceptional work environment blending technical innovation with Cheltenham’s unique heritage and Cotswolds beauty.
Factory Cheltenham, the National Cyber Innovation Centre, joins a dynamic local ecosystem promoting culture, tech, innovation and national security. Working alongside key players, we aim to elevate the ecosystem's national significance through events, activities, and new formats leading up to 2026. Factory Cheltenham is a Factory project developed by HBDxFactory in partnership with the Cheltenham Borough Council
Factory is a global company dedicated to designing, developing and managing innovation communities. With 15 years of placemaking and a portfolio of real estate under management across Europe, Factory works with cities and governments to revitalize districts, lift up neighborhoods and create positive and lasting impact.
We bring together creatives, entrepreneurs and visionaries, creating synergies between tech science, education and the arts in the process. We advise on policy making that fosters innovation-friendly environments. We understand the global digital shift and the societal challenges, and how to make innovation and technology work in harmony with society. We co-invest with local and global stakeholders to make each city more sustainable – places where humans can thrive.
Our services include mapping and negotiating off-market real estate, world-class architecture and design, construction and licensing of technology-enabled buildings, real estate operations management, curation and management of tenants and events, branding and communication with all relevant stakeholders and social, environmental and cultural projects that make for inclusive and cohesive neighborhoods.
At Factory Cheltenham we are working together with the community to build an inclusive network. The team is dedicated to designing an innovation centre that meets the needs of the entire community – not just the tech sector. We are committing to working collaboratively with our neighbours and local stakeholders to create a building that everyone can be proud of.
The community's needs are a crucial priority. That’s why we’re inviting you to share your thoughts and ideas with us. We value your feedback. Please take a moment to complete the linked form and keep an eye out for upcoming events and new formats so you can continue to engage with us.