LCB Depot : Leicester's hub for creative people & businesses

We're home to 112 creative businesses from Animators to YouTubers in workspaces at three sites in Leicester's Cultural Quarter - LCB Depot, Phoenix workspaces, and Makers' Yard. See Who's Here 

Like to join us? We have three workspaces available at LCB Depot and two more coming up from January, and three studio bays in Makers' Yard  - see more about our Workspaces


OUR CAFE-BAR GRAYS - open for everyone!

Cafe Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, and
Brunch Monday-Friday 9am-2pm / Lunch Monday-Friday 12-2pm

Grays Sirloin Bun

See the GRAYS menu for 29th November


From Weds 1st December to Thurs 23rd December, Grays will be hosting lunches with a festive twist. Their exclusive Xmas menu - two courses £16 / three courses £20 - will only be available weekdays between 12pm – 3pm, and only by booking & pre-order.

So, if you’re looking for an informal alternative to your regular Xmas jaunt, please email
Out of hours private hire for larger parties will be considered

  • Our Reception opens Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for our tenant businesses and visitors
  • Our four meeting rooms are bookable for events for up to 7, 14, 16 and 40 people, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

E V E N T S   H I G H L I G H T S
Our lively events programme includes exhibitions and related eventsLastFriday street food nights on the last Friday each month, creative Family Days on the second Saturday each month, and regular Comedy nights.

December 2021 is our Digital Season focusing on digital art and design from VR to gaming and interactive art, with exhibitions and events from 6-23 December. Come to the launch event on Friday 3rd December 6-8pm.

There's no LastFriday street food night at LCB in December - food traders return on Friday 28 January next year, entry £2 per person (plus family ticket 2 adults up to 3 children £5 / group ticket up to 8 people £10).

Midlands Makers popup Winter Market

Midlands Makers Pop-up Winter Market  Join @midlandsmakers at LCB Depot this winter for the city's most vibrant, independent shopping experience! Think house plants, acrylic jewellery, screen printed clothing & tattoo inspired accessories. A shopping experience with 20+ stalls from your favourite makers around the Midlands, live music and delicious food. Sunday 12 December 1-5pm, free entry, food bank donations welcome


See all our upcoming events

Support for businesses in Leicester
Contact Bizgateway

Talk to the friendly team at Bizgateway if you need support in your Leicester/shire business - free 1-to-1 advice, webinars, access to finance/grants, and more

Looking to start or grow your creative enterprise, or to network with other creatives? Try

Leicester Startups
Leicester Innovation
DMU Innovation Centre
DMU Crucible Project
Case Cooperative
DMU Made
DMU Works Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Creative Leicestershire
Creative Coffee
Create Leicester
Film Leicester
Sir Thomas White Loan Charity
Leicestershire Etsy Team

Coronavirus info

See Government guidance on Coronavirus

  • From 4am Tuesday 30 November 2021 face coverings will be compulsory in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as on public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated

See Coronavirus updates on Leicester City Council's website

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LCB Depot, Makers' Yard and Phoenix Workspaces are owned and operated by
Leicester City Council | City Development & Neighbourhoods | Tourism, Culture & Inward Investment

We couldn't do what we do without the hard work, support and ideas of our partners:

247 Studios, The Ale Wagon, Arch Creative, Art at the Chapel, Artreach, Attenborough Arts, Bamboo, Beauchamp College, BID Leicester, Big Difference Company, Bulb Studios, CAMEo, Churchgate Studios, Chutney Ivy, Cite, Cool As Leicester, Cosmopolitan Arts, Create Leicester, Creative Coffee, Creative Leicestershire, Creed Design, Cultural eXchanges, Cultural Quarter Earlies, Cultural Quarter Ground Floor Group, Cultural Quarter Lates, De Montfort University, Design Leicester, Effect Digital, Exchange Bar, Film Leicester, Format, Gallery Without Walls, Gateway College, Arts, Graffwerk, Grays Coffee Shop, Haley Sharpe Design, Holland Alexander, Hortus Lady, HQ Studios, Image Nova, Inspirate, Interact, Jokes On Us, K+G Curated Space, Leicester Artweek, Leicester Business Festival, Leicester College, Leicester Comedy Festival, Leicester Contemporary, Leicester Festivals, Leicester Gallery, Leicester LoFi, Leicester Museums, Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester Startups, Leics & Rutland Society of Architects & Love Architecture, Lesser Than Three, LLEP,  Loughborough College, Loughborough University, L.O.V.E. Art, Loyal Free, Manhattan34, Metro Boulot Dodo, North Warwickshire & South Leicester College, Opal22 Arts and Edutainment, Ortons Brasserie, Parkside Tiles, Phoenix, PPL PRS, Ride Leicester, The Robot Needs Home Collective, Serendipity, The Shed, Soft Touch Arts, Some Bright Spark, Sparks Arts, Standout, StudionAme, Sustrans, The Unloved, Two Queens Studios, UK New Artists, the University of Leicester, Vehicle Arts, Visit Leicester, Will Wright, WQE College.


0116 261 6800





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LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

You can find our main entrance at 31 Rutland Street on what3words at ///

Makers' Yard 82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB

Phoenix Workspaces, Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG


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