Harborough Innovation Centre, (HIC), established in 2010, is a vibrant, eco-friendly hub providing flexible office space with bespoke business support for new and thriving small, to medium enterprises. Situated in Market Harborough; a beautiful town in rural England, south Leicestershire, the HIC enjoys close proximity to a town centre boasting an array of independent shops, boutiques alongside high street brands, as well as delicious restaurants and bistros across the Harborough district.
Innovation with benefits
Owned and managed by Harborough District Council, the HIC benefits from excellent access to major road and rail links, with the A6, M1, and A14 nearby. With direct trains to London St Pancras International taking just under an hour from Market Harborough station, it is an ideal base for business start-ups. The centre has excellent BREEAM eco-friendly credentials; employing rainwater harvesting, biomass heating and electric vehicle charging points. This creates a sustainable environment that enhances the well-being of tenants, helps protect natural resources, and naturally attracts like-minded business professionals.
What we provide
Location – 2 miles from Market Harborough mainline station with frequent, direct trains to London, Leicester, and Nottingham. The eco-friendly, Harborough Innovation Centre comprises 56 flexible office suites ranging in size from 157 sq ft to 1065 sq ft.
High speed WiFi
Delivering guaranteed internet speeds with additional available for purchase.
Flexible / short term tenancy contracts adapted to suit the needs of your growing business.
Access to the offices 24/7, so you can work when it suits you.
Friendly customer experience team.
Dedicated business adviser on hand to help you nurture and grow your business.
On-site café, serving hot & cold drinks and fresh food made daily.
On site car park, electric vehicle charging points and dedicated bike racks.
Workshops & Events
Priority access to business community and workshop events.
On-site postal service.
Meeting & Conferences
and video conferencing suites.
An eco-friendly and sustainable office environment.
Harborough in Business
Harborough district is a great place to develop your new business and is home to a diverse mix of commercial space from headquarter locations for multinational companies, such as Harborough-grown Joules through to incubation space for promising start-up companies. There are currently 5,340 businesses within Harborough district and there has been a steady increase over the last few years, with figures growing from 5130 in 2016. There has been notable growth in the number of micro-businesses.
Micro businesses, with 9 or fewer employees, represent over 90% of the local economy. These small and independent businesses are important to our district as they shape the economy and embody what makes Harborough district unique. Harborough district enjoys the highest economic activity rates, lowest unemployment, best skills profile, and highest resident average earnings of the Leicestershire area – all of which are also above national averages.
These positive indicators are mirrored in terms of local enterprise and entrepreneurial spirit. The amount of companies registered in Harborough per 1000 population is the highest of any other local authority area in Leicestershire and is also above national averages.
Harborough Grow-on Centre is a brand-new energy efficient, high specification office building designed for dynamic and growing small and medium-sized businesses, located in an expanding commercial area just on the south side of Market Harborough town.
It has excellent access to major road and rail links, with the A6 and A14 nearby and trains to London St Pancras International taking just under an hour from Market Harborough Station.
Harborough Grow-on Centre has been built to high environmental standards by Harborough District Council, with additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.
The centre works in tandem with the Harborough Innovation Centre, which offers flexible co-working and offices for start-ups, to provide a range of business space and support for companies to grow and enjoy the benefits of Harborough District as a place to do business.
This is the perfect place to base your company.