Urban Regeneration

Leicester Station Gateway

New office quarter development starting with a 120,000 sq ft (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. 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 £17.6million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund towards a £22million 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 sq ft (NIA) of Grade A office space
  • Within walking distance of two world class universities

Opportunity location

Why invest in Leicestershire?

Welcome to Leicester & 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 & back offices; sales & marketing functions; Creative & digital teams
  • Timescale: 2020-2030
  • Delivery Timescale: Immediate
  • Planning Status: Requires planning
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Primary promoter

Leicester City Council