Leicester station


Research & Development


Urban Regeneration

Leicester Station Gateway

New office quarter development starting with a 120,000 ft² (NIA) of Grade A office space, complementary retail, and onsite parking (with further plots to follow) in the heart of a dynamic city centre – the best location for a central Leicester office.

The site is adjacent to Leicester railway station and within walking distance of two world-class universities, public transport hubs, retail and leisure facilities and green spaces.

Leicester City Council has recently secured £17.6 million from the government’s Levelling Up Fund towards a £22 million scheme to remodel Leicester railway station’s entrance and create a more attractive new city centre gateway.

Key facts

  • £17.6 million injection of government cash to remodel and create a new city centre gateway
  • A new plaza for retail and food and drinks
  • 120,000 ft² (NIA) of Grade A office space
  • Within walking distance of two world-class universities

Opportunity location

Why invest in Leicester and Leicestershire?

Welcome to Leicester and Leicestershire – the largest economy in the East Midlands.

We benefit from outstanding assets including a vibrant university city with a strong industrial and cultural heritage; two unique and inspiring Enterprise Zones; a UK Freeport at East Midlands Airport; three world class universities delivering cutting edge innovation, research, and design; a central location with strategic rail and motorway links, one of Europe’s largest distribution parks and the UK’s largest pure cargo airport; and two Manufacturing Zones. We’re home to Caterpillar, Next, Santander, Walkers Snack Foods (PepsiCo), IBM Client Innovation Centre UK and Amazon.

Key strategic developments include Leicester Waterside and Station Regeneration; Space Park Leicester, offering high-tech facilities and capabilities building on the University of Leicester’s space excellence; Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, a dynamic innovation community with serviced development land opportunities; and Lutterworth East, a trailblazing, sustainable housing and employment development.

Leicester is considered one of the best cities to do business in. Unrivalled transport links, a skilled and talented workforce of over 2.8 million within a 1-hour drive time and one of Britain’s most attractive and cost-effective places to develop, own or lease property – presenting huge investment opportunities.

Insight for investors

  • Type of investment sought: Occupiers
  • Target investor(s): National/regional HQs; customer services and back offices; sales and marketing functions; creative and digital teams
  • Value: TBC
  • Site size: 1.2 hectares
  • Jobs: 5,000 new jobs
  • Timescale: 2020-2030
  • Delivery timescale: Immediate
  • Planning status: Requires planning
Leicester station
Primary promoter

Leicester City Council