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21st Feb 2005
Leicester's Science Park moves a step closer

Leicester Regeneration Company has achieved another milestone in its plans for the city’s first science and technology park.

Following the start of site clearance last year, the LRC has submitted an Outline Planning Application to Leicester City Council for phase one of the science park scheme.

The application seeks consent for up to 12,000 sq m of business space for small to medium-sized high technology companies. A covered walkway linking buildings on the site, an attractive landscape setting close to the River Soar and 290 car spaces are included in the application.

LRC Development Director Peter Conboy said, “This application marks a real milestone for the science and technology park. We expect building work to start this autumn, with the first businesses on site early in 2007.”

Based around the National Space Centre, the 10-hectare park will enable Leicester to capitalise on the world-class science carried out at the city’s two universities, benefit the local economy and create jobs for new and existing residents.

A reserved matters application will follow shortly after discussions with a number of interested potential occupiers.

Another project due to be underway this year is the first phase of the New Business Quarter. The Charles Street Police Station will be transformed into offices, apartments and restaurants.

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