Harborough Innovation Centre takes off

Posted on by John Cronin

A newly-opened innovation centre at a former airfield in Leicestershire has welcomed its first tenants.

Harborough Innovation CentreThe Harborough Innovation Centre (pictured) is a new £4.2m development located at the Airfield Business Park, Market Harborough.

Part funded by the East Midlands Development Agency and Harborough District Council, the speculative scheme was completed and officially opened in June. Centre management firm Oxford Innovation Ltd (Oxin) has been appointed to manage the centre. Oxin manages 19 existing business and innovation centres across the UK.

The council hopes the new centre will eventually create up to 180 new jobs in the town. The scheme has already attracted new tenants including business coaching firm Sporting Edge; production design specialists Broderick Projects and commercial property development agency Intali.

Commenting on the new office suites Adam Burdett, Managing director of Intali, said: “I was not expecting the quality of accommodation and service that have been delivered. I am delighted to have secured an office in what I am certain will be a hugely successful project for both Harborough District Council and Oxford Innovation.”

Harborough Innovation Centre offers 52 offices, eight studios and meeting rooms together with catering facilities and a business centre. Suites range in size from 170 sq ft to 990 sq ft and are available to let on flexible terms. The building has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

Airfield Business Park is a development by property developers William Davis and is a mixed-use development of offices and units.  Planning consent is in place for an additional 250,000 sq ft of business space.

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