Basingstoke has a fast-growing digital business community with a reputation for housing companies developing new technology or evolving existing software and hardware.

5G Testbed

Basingstoke start-ups are benefitting from unique access to the University of Surrey’s ground-breaking 5G technology through the 5G testbed based in DeskLodge at Belvedere House, offering start-up and smaller businesses the opportunity to test the commercial viability of 5G technology .

The 5G testbed is set to put Basingstoke at the forefront of the 5G revolution, enabling businesses and entrepreneurs to get a head-start on the latest advance in mobile communications.

Google Developer Group

The official Google Developer Group for Hampshire and Surrey, is operated from Desklodge on Basing View.


DeskLodge, named by the Daily Telegraph as one of the coolest offices in the world, has brought its 20,000 sq ft collaborative co-working space to Basing View.

Offering a beach-inspired atrium and invigorating ‘New York’ themed upstairs space, Desklodge offers a workspace that far outstrips the ‘working from home’ experience and aims to encourage hi-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs to get off the ground with its creative design and flexible terms.