Leicester’s Innovation Workplace ‘Dock’ is the catalyst for the Leicester Science Park as a high quality location for knowledge-based businesses. The project provides fully serviced accommodation, including a mix of incubation and grow-on spaces, along with various offices and workshop spaces.
The scheme was developed with Leicester City Council in collaboration with Prospect Leicestershire and Leicester and De Montfort Universities, building on their research strengths and related support programmes, and complementing plans for capital programmes on the respective campuses. The aim is to position the Innovation Workspace as a natural extension to the Universities’ ‘spinout’, commercialisation and incubation activities.
There is a focus on the growing, knowledge-based sectors in which the city can develop a competitive advantage. Target sectors include emerging technologies such as low carbon / environmental, space and biotechnology.
The internal workspaces and breakout spaces have been designed to encourage interaction between the various tenants to help encourage sharing of ideas and knowledge.
Large Non-Residential – Finalist
Sustainability Award – Finalist
RICS East Midlands Awards
Regeneration Award – Winner
Commercial Award – Highly Commended
Dock is a high profile, strategically important physical regeneration workspace scheme funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Leicester City Council. Maber provided effective leadership of the design development and implementation process throughout, delivering within tight financial constraints and working within a complex stakeholder and project governance structure. I would not hesitate to recommend Maber to you.
Creative Workspace Development Manager, Leicester City Council