Planning chiefs green light trio of units at Pioneer Park

How the units could look

Council planning bosses have green lit plans to develop three new units at Pioneer Park in Leicester.

Brackley Property Developments (BPD) has secured planning consent to build on Plot 3C at the technology hub, which lies within the city’s flagship Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone on Exploration Drive.

The new units have been designed to appeal to knowledge-based and creative businesses and will range in size from 6,000 to 25,000 sq ft.

Each building is expected to include LED lighting, raised floors, heating and cooling systems, dedicated on-site parking, EV charging provision and cycle storage.

BPD says it has already begun a design and tender process and anticipates starting work at Pioneer Park in early 2023.

Stephen Pedrick-Moyle, managing director at BPD, 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.”