LEICESTER, UK (University of Leicester PR) — A new purpose built Space Park in Leicester has just received planning permission approval for the first phase of construction. The £100 million [$124.9 million] Park will create a world leading hub for space and space-enabled industries to flourish.
Space Park Leicester will be home to some of the UK’s leading space
research, businesses and world renowned academics. It will create a
highly collaborative commercial and academic community, and will have
flexible state of the art accommodation to cater for established
multi-national businesses right through to the smallest start-up
company. It is anticipated that Space Park Leicester will create more
than 2,500 high-value jobs.
The first phase is predominantly focussed on Earth Observation, including relocating the famous National Centre for Earth Observation,
run by University of Leicester. There will also be new first-class
teaching and laboratory facilities and some business hosting – allowing
industry partners to collaborate and innovate with University
Space Park Leicester will develop and work with key future sectors
that use space data or technology, such as international communications,
resource management, environmental monitoring and disaster relief.