Co-Working Space

Our multi-purpose, social distancing-friendly space is open to all Imperial students and alumni.

Work, learn, meet and much more

Come and work alongside your fellow student innovators, or put your heads together and launch a brand new collaboration at our fully-equipped basement space at Sherfield.

Looking for somewhere to get some work done, hold a meeting or have a quick catch-up with your fellow entrepreneurs? We’ve created the perfect co-working space at the South Kensington campus and it’s open to all Imperial students and alumni.

Pay us a visit and check out what we have to offer!

Opening times

This week’s timetable:

79141:45pm4715151444 * & 5pm – 11654:£0§0 (foll7714  23 November22  22  :30:30:7

Monday 22 May 9am – 7pm
Tuesday 23 May 9am – 3:30pm
Wednesday 24 May 9am – 7pm
Thursday 25 May 9am – 7pm
Friday 26 May 10am – 3pm

What’s on offer?

Plenty of desk space and fast WiFi for starters! You can pitch up and get some work done, polish up your business masterplan or hold a meeting with your team. Need a breather? You can take a break in our chillout corner with a brew as well – and we’ve kitted the space out with plenty of startup staples so you have everything you need.

Take a look around!

Our co-working space facilities include: 
The E-Lab Library
The E-Lab Library

Browse our awesome library of entrepreneurial stories and skill-building manuals. They’re all available for you to check out and take home for up to two weeks at a time.

The Refresh Station

Help yourself to a latte/cappuccino /espresso from our fancy coffee machine or grab a can from the fridge whenever that thirst/caffeine slump strikes.

The Studio

Both a co-working area and a bookable space, where you can hold an event, film demos or record your pitch.

The Chillout Corner

The perfect place to take 5 and give your brain cells a breather.

The Green Room

The Green Room is our zen zone. A leafy haven of calm. It’s perfect when you need a quiet space to do some thinking. You can also reserve the whole area for a private meeting.

The Phone Booth

Need to take a confidential call? You’ll be out of earshot in here.

The Meeting Room

A bookable space for more formal gatherings.

How to find us

You’ll find us in the basement of the Sherfield building It can be a bit tricky to find us if it’s your first visit but don’t worry, we have a handy map to help you find your way.

ELab mug, coffee machine and bookcase

Book the Lab!

Need an area for a meeting or the whole space for an event? We can adapt the Lab to suit your requirements.

All you need to do is complete this form and tell us what kind of meeting or event you want to hold. We’ll figure out which space would be best for you and confirm your booking.


You’ll also get access to all our facilities which include:

  • Various Adapters & Cables
  • Oculus Quest VR headsets
  • 4K touchscreen TVs
  • Presentation clickers
  • Media Hub
  • iPads
  • PS4, Nintendo Switch & Board games
    (Temporarily unavailable
  • Coffee machine
    (Temporarily unavailable)
  • Soft drinks and beer fridge (Temporarily unavailable)
  • Jelly bean dispenser (Temporarily unavailable)
  • Water dispenser
  • Entrepreneurial Library
  • Whiteboards
  • Stationary

What's on

From community events to expert masterclasses… There’s always something going on at the E-Lab

Next events

How To Sort Your Startup Legals
How To Sort Your Startup Legals

Event dateJune 7, 2023

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How To Pitch Your Idea
How To Pitch Your Idea

Event dateJune 14, 2023

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Work in international teams to find global solutions. This year's theme is "Affordable and Clean Energy". Registration is now open!

Use your creativity and critical thinking to solve a challenge set by us. Win prizes for the best idea and best pitch!


Speak to someone about your idea and learn the skills you need to test it in the real world


Fast-track your idea on one of our cohort-based entrepreneurship programmes

Imperial’s flagship entrepreneurship programme for students and postdocs with an annual prize fund of £100K.

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A unique programme designed to speed the commercial development of early-stage medical technologies

All available programmes


Get expert support and advice to turn your idea into a successful commercial venture


We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs


Got a question, need some advice or just need directions to the best basement on campus? Get in touch!

Find us

Imperial College London
Level 0, Sherfield Building
(Access next to Great Hall)
South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2AZ