Enterprise Zones

Enterprise Zones (EZs) are a fantastic opportunity for businesses. They provide significant advantages to help you grow and gain a competitive edge. There are 48 EZs in total across England, driving job creation and business growth in key UK sectors such as life sciences, automotive, and advanced manufacturing.

The LLEP area is fortunate to boast two EZs, MIRA Technology Park and the Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone, covering nearly 290 hectares of development land across four individual locations. Both EZs focus on our local strengths in research, development, and innovation and offer financial incentives and simplified planning – but each site also has a distinct offer to businesses.

Charnwood Campus offers world-class flexible laboratories, specialist manufacturing facilities and small and large office space for the bio-medical and pharmaceutical sectors. The site is also the first UK Life Science Opportunity Zone.

Leicester Waterside is a central City location with Grade A office accommodation and bespoke development opportunities, and the Pioneer Park site provides a real space technology hub around the National Space Centre.

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park is one of the UK’s largest science parks with a dynamic innovation community, a world-class research base and graduate supply.

MIRA Technology Park is a world leading automotive research and development park, home to international businesses at the cutting edge of new transport technologies.

For an overview of our Enterprise Zones download our brochure.

There are many benefits of being located in a Leicestershire Enterprise Zone, not least our central UK location, business rates discount offers and the strong investor support available for your business. Find out more about our offer here.