Pioneer Park is a project to build additional innovation facilities on a brownfield site between Dock – which has provided a base for technology businesses since 2013 – and the National Space Centre. Part of the new Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone.
The project addresses the shortage of premises in Leicester for growing technology-based companies. It will complement the adjacent Dock scheme. Tenants are already lined up to move to the large premises that will be provided by the new Pioneer Park workspace.
|Project sponsors||Leicester City Council|
|Start date||April 2019|
|End date||March 2020|
|The work space was originally due to open in June 2017 but procurement issues have delayed the project, which was given a provisional completion date of summer 2018. This was subject to confirmation of the final build cost and associated funding package.|
|Creation of 1,858m² of new workspace to 12 units of office and light commercial space|
|113 Jobs created or safeguarded by March 2020|
|£4m of private sector leverage by March 2020|
|The development of a high priority vacant site|
Development of graduate-level jobs and links with higher education
Improved GVA and jobs growth
Contribution to the success of the proposed Enterprise Zone, helping to encourage inward investment to the region, promoting confidence in Leicester both nationally and internationally.