A new £1.8m co-working space will give digital businesses a place to develop, collaborate and innovate in the heart of Lincoln city centre.

Called Mosaic, the digital hub will be in Thomas Parker House on Silver Street. The ground and first floor of the building are currently being extensively refurbished and will open to new businesses in October 2019.

School management information system (MIS) provider ScholarPack has already been signed up as the flagship tenant. The firm will relocate to bespoke office space in Mosaic later this month.

The project has been developed collaboratively by the digital community in Lincoln, working together with Lincolnshire Co-op and Lincolnshire County Council.

There will be different levels of occupancy on offer and flexible terms for digital businesses. Facilities will include high-speed internet, hot desks, meeting rooms, breakout areas, booths for phone calls and a selection of private offices for hire.

These will be complemented by a lounge featuring a quality coffee offer subsidised for tenants, a programme of regular events and the support of building hosts to keep the facility running smoothly.

Lincolnshire Co-operative’s Chief Executive Officer Ursula Lidbetter said: “More tech and digital businesses are coming to Lincolnshire and the county’s traditional sectors, such as manufacturing, agriculture, food production and defence are investing heavily in digitalisation. 

We want to work together with the digital community and the county council to support this emerging sector, helping businesses and the local economy grow.”

ScholarPack is a pioneering tech company, already making a big impact in education with the introduction of its cloud-based system for schools eight-years ago. It’s now part of a nationwide schools resource provider, The Key.

The team at ScholarPack have worked to become the fastest growing cloud-based MIS provider on the market, and as such, offers potential candidates exciting, viable tech and developer career opportunities in the North of England. 

ScholarPack’s CEO Rich Harley said Mosaic is an exciting project to be part of.

“With the tech skills gap still apparent, technology companies with a presence in more varied areas of England, and in particular the North, are crucial for encouraging more people, regardless of location, into tech careers,” he said. 

“It can be difficult to find developers in Lincoln so we’re proud to be part of an ecosystem which will help keep technical people in the city. We think it’s important to show that there are not only jobs here, but also the networking opportunities and modern facilities that employees are looking for.

“This move marks a stage of growth for ScholarPack, while keeping us within Lincoln’s flourishing digital community,” he added. “It’s also great to be based in the city centre with all the benefits that provides.”

For more information about Mosaic or register your interest in having a tour of the building, go to www.mosaiclincoln.co.uk