LCB Depot : Leicester's hub for creative people & businesses
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Our cafe-bar Grays, gallery spaces and Reception are OPEN !

Our events programme is up and running again, with LastFriday street food nights on the last Friday each month, creative Family Days on the second Saturday each month, and Comedy nights on the first Thursday each month.

We're home to 112 creative businesses in workspaces at three sites in Leicester's Cultural Quarter - from Animators to Youtubers. See Who's Here 
Like to join us? See our Workspace availability


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

GRAYS BURGERS ARE BACK!! Get yours here Monday to Friday 12-2pm
Just turn up at the counter, no need to book! 
You can take your food & drinks away, or use the seating inside or in our courtyard.

See the GRAYS menu for 22nd October

  • 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

Architecture, Product, Furniture and Interior Design exhibition

Our current exhibition is part of our Design Season -  Architecture, Product, Furniture and Interior Design (on show October 8 - 29, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, free entry) 

Design Season poster 2021

Check out our Design Season ((18-30 October) when we celebrate the range and vitality of Leicester’s design community through a specially developed programme of 30+ talks, exhibitions, and events – both online and in the real world

Last Friday 29 October 2021

The legendary LCB street food night Last Friday continues with a Design Season edition on 29 October, moving towards days of old, welcoming more of you back, removing fixed time slots, being free to roam and back to self service from our street food & drinks vendors. £2 entry, get tickets from WeGotTickets

L.O.V.E. Art exhibition

This November our visual art season The Magic of the Real will include artwork from the L.O.V.E Art Open call, joining work selected by ​No Jobs In The Arts.

Find out more


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 and support for businesses

See Government guidance on Coronavirus

See Coronavirus updates on Leicester City Council's website

Bizgateway has developed a range of resources and guidance to help support businesses in Leicester/shire during the Covid pandemic.


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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.


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