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 Planners approve three new developments at Leicester's Pioneer Park

Planners approve three new developments at Leicester's Pioneer Park

Commercial developer, Brackley Property Developments (BPD) has secured planning consent to deliver three new buildings at a science and technology park in the East Midlands.


Leicester City Council has given approval for the development of Plot 3C, a c.1.1 acre parcel of vacant land at Pioneer Park, Exploration Drive, within Leicester’s Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone.

The new self-contained developments will deliver high quality, contemporary accommodation suitable for knowledge based and creative businesses, ranging in size from 6,000 - 25,000 sq ft. Features will include LED lighting, raised floors, heating and cooling systems, as well as dedicated on-site parking, EV charging provision and cycle storage.

Major infrastructure works are underway to support the new business space at Pioneer Park and bring forward an adjacent four hectares of land at Space Park, University of Leicester’s development for space research, learning and innovation. More than 42 high-tech businesses are already located within the Dock, a successful and managed development within the existing science park.

Managing Director of BPD, Stephen Pedrick-Moyle, said that the developer had begun a design and tender process and anticipated being on site at Pioneer Park in early 2023.

He said:

“We’re pleased to have exchanged with Leicester City Council and secured planning consent for the development of Plot 3C. These new buildings will enhance the facilities available to the research and development sector and will cover a wide range of uses, from software development to bespoke laboratory space. They also have the potential to support local jobs, retaining talented graduates from Leicester's two universities.”

Pioneer Park is located c.1.5 miles north of the Leicester City Centre and is easily accessible via the M69 and M1 at Junctions 21, 21a and 22.

The site fronts the main A6 Abbey Lane, which provides direct access to the Outer Ring Road Network and forms a major public transport route to and from the city centre.

Buildings will be available on a freehold or leasehold basis. For more information, please visit

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