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Feb 20, 2017

Second Enterprise Zone confirmed in LLEP area


S4W have been working with Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership on developing delivery plans for the recently announced Loughborough and Leicester Enterprise Zone that could bring over 21,000 new jobs and £123 million into the area over the next twenty-five years.

The second Enterprise Zone in the area was confirmed by Minister for Local Growth, Marcus Jones, during a visit to Loughborough University on Monday 13th February 2017.

According to LLEP, "each of the three sites at the new Enterprise Zone (two in Loughborough and one in Leicester) is unique, offering specialist research and development facilities and supporting new and growing businesses to bring their innovative ideas and products to market."

The three sites include:

  • Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) focusses on advanced engineering and manufacturing, energy and low carbon;
  • Charnwood Campus in Loughborough has specialisms in the life sciences, pharmaceutical and bio-medical sectors;
  • Leicester Waterside has a focus on space technologies, research and advanced manufacturing and also sits adjacent to location of the National Space Park development proposed by the University of Leicester.

S4W have worked with each of the sites to prepare detailed implementation plans for the first five years of the Enterprise Zone, inlcuidng skills needs, infrastructure development and attracting inward investment and new jobs.

for more information on Enterprise Zones in Leicester and Leicestershire please click here.