Phoenix Square is a unique building housing workspaces, an independent cinema, cafe bar, gallery, and 63 apartments.

LCB Depot manages 29 creative workspaces, a business lounge and postal address service at Phoenix and it's also the home to our business development service.

Workspace options for creative industries at Phoenix include:

  • Individual or shared workspaces

  • Flexible working options; business lounge membership and postal address service

For more information about any of our workspace services, and to arrange a viewing, please

contact or ring 0116 261 6800.

To be eligible for any of the above options, you must be working within the creative industries - see our letting policy.


Here's the deal:

  • Spaces can be taken on an individual or shared basis
  • Short term lease options available (min one month)
  • 24/7 access all year round
  • Managed internet and telephony system - plug in from day one
  • Electricity, telephony, internet, and business rates are charged in addition, if required
  • All spaces are unfurnished but we can discuss lease options on furniture if required
  • All our workspaces and studios at LCB Depot, Phoenix and Makers' Yard get small business rates relief until 31 March 2015 - our 5 biggest units get partial relief, the rest get 100% relief

For more info, see our Workspace FAQs.

Workspace Availability

We have the following workspaces available (january 2015, prices rounded to the nearest pound): 

Phoenix Square

WS12 216 sq ft / £217 pcm + VAT

WS20 972 sq ft / £976 pcm + VAT

LCB Depot

A2.04 220 sq ft / £220 pcm + VAT

A2.13 209 sq ft / £211 pcm + VAT

Makers' Yard studios for artists and designer-makers

Studio 3 (560 sq ft) - 33% of a shared unit suitable for dusty practices £150 pcm +VAT

Studio 6 (1217 sq ft) - Two 100 sq ft 'bays' within a large shared first floor studio £150 pcm + VAT each

Studio 10 (485 sq ft) - 25% of a shared unit suitable for dry, clean practices

Business Lounge Membership

Our business lounge membership is for creatives that want to plug into a creative professional community for just £50 per person per month (plus VAT).

  • 24/7 access to a shared business lounge environment in either Phoenix Square (WS17) or LCB Depot (A3.04) - not both
  • Furnished room with tables, chairs and soft seating
  • Lockable storage on site
  • Wifi internet access, or a secure broadband line can be arranged
  • Communal internal only phone in room for receiving incoming calls or to call within the building. An individual phone line can also be installed.

Postal Address Service

For creatives on the go, our postal address service enables a creative business or individual to be part of the community without having the commitment of renting a workspace. This package costs £25 a month or £250 a year (including VAT) and includes:

  • Use of either Phoenix Square or LCB Depot (not both) as a postal address for your incoming mail
  • Mail collection point Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
  • Discounted rates on hire of LCB Depot meeting rooms, from £6 per hour + VAT.

To apply for a Business Lounge or Postal Address service, download and complete the Flexible Workspace Application Form, and return it to LCB Depot.

Free wifi in the onsite cafe-bar 

Enjoy free wifi at Phoenix's cafebar or LCB Depot's cafe bar - Grays.

Click here to see the range of managed premises and workspaces that are operated by Leicester City Council and other partners.

Please note that your personal data will only be stored by LCB Depot and will only be used by us to contact you regarding our services or opportunities for the creative industries. Your details will not be passed to third parties.