We have a range of workspace options for creative businesses across three sites - LCB Depot, Phoenix Square, and Makers' Yard.


For more information about any of our workspace services, and to arrange a viewing, please contact info@lcbdepot.co.uk or ring 0116 261 6800. Talk to us about how we might be able to host your creative business. 


You can see
video tours of inside and outside LCB Depot and Makers' Yard that were made for the Heritage Open Days festival in September 2020.



Workspaces

  • 53 workspaces at LCB Depot (£14 per sq ft, from £189 to £1864 pcm - 162 to 1598 sq ft)

  • 29 workspaces at Phoenix (£14 per sq ft, from £180 to £1134 pcm - 155 to 972 sq ft)

  • 10 studios at Makers' Yard (£11 per sq ft, from £110 to £662 pcm - from a bay in a shared studio to 723 sq ft)

  • Short term lease options available (minimum one month) 

  • 24/7 access all year round

  • Managed internet and telephony system, plug in from day one - monthly Internet packages £25 - £81.50 +VAT, download 60Mb - 250Mb, upload 100Mb - 500+Mb

  • 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 100% small business rates relief - meaning you will not pay any business rates for one with us [you get 100% relief for a property with a Rateable Value of £12,000 or less; For properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £15,000, the rate of relief will go down gradually from 100% to 0%.]

For more info, see our Workspaces FAQs


To be eligible for a workspace, Business Lounge membership or Postal Address Service with us, you must be working within the creative industries - see our letting policy.


Applying To apply for a space with us, contact us (by email, phone or in person), tell us what your creative business is and what kind of space you're looking for, check what's available, and arrange a viewing with us. We can then email you a link to our application form. The form asks about you and your creative business, for a copy of your most recent audited accounts/bank reference, two trade references, photo ID and proof of address.


If we accept your application and you become a tenant business or business lounge member or postal address client with us, you can use our address as your registered office address.


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WORKSPACE AVAILABILITY (11 November 2020)


Munro & Whitten's office at LCB Depot


LCB Depot   £14/sq ft plus VAT

2-year lease, renewable, 3 months' notice-to-quit


A101 - 1st Floor, 254 sq ft,  £296 pcm

A304 - 3rd Floor, 430 sq ft, £502 pcm

A309 - 3rd Floor, 257 sq ft,  £300 pcm

B301 - 3rd floor, 614 sq ft, £716 pcm
B503 - 5th floor, 278 sq ft, £327 pcm



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Phoenix workspace


Phoenix Square   £14/sq ft plus VAT

2 year lease, renewable, 3 months' notice-to-quit


WS10 - 2nd Floor, 466 sq ft, £544 pcm
WS13 - 2nd Floor, 231 sq ft,  £269 pcm
WS27 - 3rd Floor, 228 sq ft, £266 pcm (reserved)



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Milliner Giulia Mio in Studio 6 at Makers' Yard


Makers' Yard  studios for artists and designer-makers  £11/sq ft plus VAT

(Up to) 1 year Occupational Licence to end of tax year, renewable, 3 months' notice-to-quit


Studio 6 - 1st Floor, two bays in a shared studio - £110 pcm each

Studio 9 - 2nd Floor, one bay in a shared studio - £110 pcm 


Take a 360° tour of inside Studio 9 before it was subdivided, in the photo below


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Flexible working options


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 LCB Depot (A2.11) or Phoenix (WS17) - not both

  • one-year rolling monthly contract with 30 days notice to quit, renewable

  • furnished room with tables, chairs and soft seating

  • lockable storage on site

  • now includes postal address service (see below) as part of package

  • Wifi included free, 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.

  • on-site cafe-bar at both sites and cinema at Phoenix

If you would like to view either business lounge, please contact info@lcbdepot.co.uk or ring 0116 261 6800. 


Business Lounge spaces -  11 November 2020

We currently have two spaces available in the LCB Depot Business Lounge, and no spaces in our Phoenix Business Lounge





Postal Address Service


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

  • Use of either LCB Depot or Phoenix (not both) as a postal address for your incoming mail

  • Pick up your mail Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

  • You can phone/email us to check if you have mail here

  • Discounted rates on hire of our meeting rooms, including our Print Room - a small meeting room on the ground floor of LCB in our cafe/bar area at £6 per hour + VAT - Monday to Friday

  • As a postal address client with us, you can use our address as your registered office address.

The Postal Address Service is included in Business Lounge membership (see above).


To apply for a Business Lounge Membership or Postal Address service, contact us on 0116 261 6800 or email info@lcbdepot.co.uk and we'll email you a link to our application form.




Free wifi at LCB Depot and Phoenix 


LCB Depot's cafe-bar Grays, and the cafe-bar at Phoenix, both offer free WiFi, giving free internet access for your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Get wifi logins from Reception or the cafe counter.

Enjoy a drink, snack or meal as you meet friends, colleagues, clients or customers.

Grays is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm; the Phoenix cafe-bar opens 12 noon - 10.00pm daily when Phoenix itself is back open from 6 October 2020.





Other managed workspaces in Leicester & Leicestershire



Leicester City Council has a range of commercial properties for sale and to let including other workspaces it manages in the city.


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Support for Leicestershire/creative businesses


Leicester Startups is a community for existing & aspiring tech entrepreneurs as well as supporting businesses and organisations. Sign up for its news and events digest.


Creative Leicestershire offers business support for small arts, design & media enterprises in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Click here to go to the LLEP Business Growth Hub for info on starting/growing a business in the Leicester/shire area.

 

 

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.