Leicester Waterside Enterprise Zone is located to the north-west of the vibrant city of Leicester. It comprises around 66.5 hectares of land split across two areas, ‘Waterside’ and ‘Pioneer Park’. A gateway to the city centre it has significant potential to be transformed into high-quality employment space including mixed-use neighbourhoods. This site is part of the Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone.
Waterside is a hidden gem, a strategically important location, bounded by three key routes into the city, with many characterful historic structures, ranging from simple but fine examples of industrial warehouses to important listed buildings. It is a key regeneration site for the city and a perfect area for high-value employment as well as Grade A office space. A planned housing-led mixed-use development will lead the transformation of the area, complemented by vibrant business hubs with limitless possibilities for collaboration and shared ideas.
Pioneer Park is already home to high-tech companies through existing business incubator, DOCK, and is fast becoming a thriving innovation-based community. With the National Space Centre and the Space Park Leicester development the area will build on this to become a unique home for collaborative research and development bringing together academia and business, particularly in space, space technologies and space-enabled products and services, attracting businesses, researchers and students from across the globe.
Waterside offers opportunities to develop superb, quality office space for the professional and business services sector alongside high-tech manufacturing facilities and R&D space. The creation of 2,000 brand new homes, creating a vibrant and thriving mixed-use neighbourhood close to the City will support the economic success of the area. Local amenities and a range of new leisure opportunities for walking, cycling and boating are planned into the site development.
Pioneer Park provides investors seeking access to advantageously located R&D capacity and talent, particularly in the space, space technologies and space-enabled sectors, the perfect solution. A strong collaborative community is developing on the site with access to state-of-the-art facilities for business, innovation, and training, as well as shared meeting/ leisure space and commercial/ industrial office space to grow existing businesses and foster start-ups and spinouts.
The investor benefits of locating in a Leicestershire Enterprise Zone include business rates discounts, unrivalled locality and access to a large workforce.
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