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

We're home to over a hundred creative businesses from Animators to YouTubers in workspaces at three sites in Leicester's Cultural Quarter - LCB Depot (56 businesses), Phoenix Square Workspaces (35), and Makers' Yard (20). We also have 77 creative businesses who use us as their postal address - our 'PO Box' service.  See Who's Here 

Like to join us?

Spaces in our Business Lounges at LCB Depot and Phoenix Square cost £75 a month. Currently we have three spaces coming up soon at LCB Depot, and none at Phoenix Square - contact us to go on our waiting list.

Our workspaces start from £203 a month :  we have one workspace available at LCB Depot; one workspace at Phoenix; one studio bay for a fashion-based business in a shared studio (No.6) at Makers' Yard; two bays in a shared studio (No.9) at Makers' Yard.

See more about our Workspaces


The LCB Depot Reception opens Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for our tenant businesses, visitors and deliveries. We're CLOSED on Monday 29th August for the Summer Bank Holiday.

Our four meeting rooms are bookable for events for up to 7, 14, 16 and 40 people, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

See our events programme and come along to LCB for Last Friday street food nights (next up 26th August, 5-10pm), art exhibitions, networking for creatives, an annual Design Season, comedy, spoken word, creative family days (next on Saturday 10th September), makers markets, popup shops, and more!

GRAYS cafe/bar - open for everyone, with free wifi!
See the Grays menu

Coffee shop 
Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, and
Brunch Monday-Friday 9am-2pm / Lunch Monday-Friday 12-2pm


Sound Season open call

Calling all musicians, sound makers and sound voyagers!

This September LCB present its first ever Sound Season.

We seek the diverse, the modern, the traditional, the mainstream, the experimental, the accepted - but especially - all music which has found a way to exist and survive through a commitment to creativity and enterprise.

We invite submissions through our Sound Season Open Call (deadline 11.59pm Monday 15th August)

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. See their workshops and events

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

The latest is
  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

At LCB Depot:
  • Please don't visit us if you have any Coronavirus symptoms
  • While it is no longer mandatory to wear a face covering, visitors may wish to wear a face mask in crowded or enclosed areas so that everyone may feel safe when visiting
  • We have sanitiser stations on entry to the venue and in each events space
  • Our main cafe-bar area is a large ventilated space with fresh supplied air
  • Each events space has either openable windows for ventilation, or air extraction
  • Our venue is cleaned and sanitised daily

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 & Investment

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

2Funky, 247 Studios, The Ale Wagon, Arch Creative, Art at the Chapel, Artreach, Attenborough Arts, Bamboo, Beauchamp College, BETA X, BID Leicester, Big Difference Company, Bring The Paint, 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, Real Initiative, 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.


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LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

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LCB Depot opened in Rutland Street in 2004. We also manage:

Makers' Yard  82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
Studios for artists and designer-makers, since 2013.

Phoenix Square Workspaces  Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Workspaces and Business Lounge for creative businesses, inside the building that houses Leicester's Independent Cinema, Art Centre and Café Bar, since 2009.

See LCB Depot's Accessibility Statement (July 2022)


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