Lots of natural light, practical flooring, period features and stripped back painted walls all make for an industrial and inspiring work space. [that’s milliner Giulia Mio in Studio Six, above]

Leicester’s premier studio space for artists and designer-makers!  

Makers’ Yard is an award-winning, dynamic and inspiring workspace for creative entrepreneur artists, makers and artisans. Located in Leicester’s cultural quarter, this listed building is the oldest surviving hosiery factory in the East Midlands. Lovingly restored in 2013, Makers Yard offers both a range of dedicated single let studios and shared space for smaller enterprises. 


A studio at Makers’ Yard will include the following:  

Individual or shared studio space –  24/7, 365 days a year access. Rent includes heating and service charges (cleaning and maintenance of communal areas). Electricity, phone and broadband internet are all invoiced separately, if needed. 

Flexible terms:  Short term lets available. Units are for single occupancy, or as a bay in a shared studio.   

On site facilities:  Postbox, secure tenant access and individual security system and alarm for each studio, cycle rack, peaceful courtyard and back garden, on-street loading parking bay immediately outside. Free wifi – fixed line broadband for £15 pcm (+VAT) if required. Remote management by LCB Depot, part of Leicester City Council.

Off-site, shared facilities (at nearby LCB Depot): Parcel delivery point and reception facility with printing and copying facilities, and discounted meeting room hire, at LCB Depot. Two NCP car parks nearby with ticket discount machine at LCB Depot.

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

Marketing: your business profiled on the LCB Depot/Makers’ Yard website, and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Sales opportunities and support through open studios events, festivals and online shopping events.