Charnwood Campus Science, Innovation and Technology Park


World-class Campus

State-of-the-art laboratories, specialist GMP manufacturing facilities, clean rooms and small and large scale office space, green spaces, lakes, cafeteria, meeting and seminar rooms.

Business Support

Inspiring companies to form, grow and scale our integrated business support offer is open to all our cluster companies from the region. Programmes of support range from offering access to highly specialised scientific and academic networks, the life science ecosystem, clinical partners and researchers through to mentoring entrepreneurs and future senior management leaders, access to funding, investor networks and many more.

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Sustainability & Environment

Reducing the carbon footprint for life sciences R&D activities through emission reduction, green energy production and building refurbishment and enhancing biodiversity through innovative grounds maintenance. Home to a growing number of multinational organisations. Leaders in cutting edge research, passionate about discovering and commercialising life-changing technologies.

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Talent & Skills Institute

Talent and Skills Institute - Industry and academia working together to proactively manage mid and long-term recruitment needs.

Outstanding feedback

"As a leading drug discovery research partner offering standalone customized solutions through to fully integrated programs, world-class laboratories are essential.

We’re delighted with our spacious facilities at Charnwood Campus and how they support our scientists across chemistry, bioscience and ADME/DMPK. This enables us to create an environment that allows colleagues to work effectively by providing time and space to reflect, think and share how best to achieve a client’s goals."

Lee Patterson
CEO of Charnwood Discovery

"As a growing CDMO and life sciences company, Kindeva thrives on our base of well-trained, highly-qualified leaders in scientific research and development. The Charnwood Campus provides a state-of-the-art laboratory design to support our industry-leading talent. Importantly, the proximity to general management offices promotes cross-functional collaboration between our R&D team and other areas of the business, enabling consistent feedback of customer needs and insights into our R&D activities.”

Aaron Mann
CEO of Kindeva Drug Delivery

Where we are

Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone

Charnwood Campus is situated on the outskirts of Loughborough, Leicestershire in the heart of the UK. The region has a legacy of pharmaceutical research and development and is a hub for healthcare, bioscience, medical equipment and devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology businesses.

Leicestershire is one of the fastest-growing business locations in the UK and is ranked as one of the best places to start a business -2nd only to London. With a bustling multicultural city, traditional market towns and beautiful villages set in the breath-taking Leicestershire countryside it is not surprising the region has been voted one of the best places to raise a family in the UK.

Excellent transport links for freight by road, rail and air, making Charnwood Campus an excellent location for all activities including manufacturing and distribution.

90% of the UK’s population is within a four hour drive. Four national motorways pass through the region.

11 universities and 1 hour drive

Entrepreneurial spirit – the economy is mainly made up of SMEs – over 42,000 businesses registered.

Events at Charnwood Campus

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Charnwood Campus event and workshop programme is designed to stimulate knowledge sharing, networking and collaboration within life sciences cluster, connecting innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking.

Latest News

Charnwood Scale Up Programme Launched

July 11, 2024

Charnwood Borough Council have launched the Charnwood Scale-Up programme, if you have an established Charnwood business that has the aspiration to grow and scale, then the Scale-Up Programme could support … Read more

Kindeva Drug Delivery Expanding at Charnwood Campus

June 5, 2024

Leading global drug-device combination product CDMO Kindeva Drug Delivery (Kindeva) today announced the expansion of their Loughborough, U.K., facilities at the Charnwood Campus Science Innovation and Technology Park. This strategic … Read more

WeDiscover STEM Challenge

June 3, 2024

Schools can win £1,000 by teaming pupils up with industry to tackle STEM Challenge Pupils have a chance to win £1,000 of prizes – by presenting their sustainability ideas to … Read more

Property and Development Land

Property and development land availability

Charnwood Campus is home to state of the art specialist commercial office and laboratory accommodation. Comprising of a number of buildings, the campus is spread over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. It also benefits from various plots of land available for development and expansion. Every business need is catered for at this prestigious site and Charnwood Campus experienced team is here to assist.

Charnwood Campus Life Science Cluster Support Proposition

The Charnwood Campus Life Science Cluster programmes offer a unique environment for life science businesses to thrive and grow. From events and workshops to dedicated 1 to 1 support, the Charnwood Campus support package focuses around Skills, Leadership, Cluster Support and NHS and Academia collaboration.

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Experienced team

The Charnwood Campus Team offers 50+ years of experience in commercials, business growth and development, facilities design and development and facilities management.

Experts within the Campus core and extended teams help forge new relationships, introduce to commercial networks and supply chains in the region, help expedite relocation, facilitate accommodation modifications and new build requirements.


Enterprise Zones

The Charnwood Campus is part of the Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone.

Enterprise Zones remove barriers to private sector growth by cutting business taxes, easing planning restrictions and giving businesses the tools they need to invest and expand.

This brings many benefits to Charnwood Campus clients including exemption from business rates, simplified planning regulations.

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Charnwood Campus is the first UK Life Science Opportunity Zone and therefore benefits from engagement with government ministers and officials from the Department for International Trade and the Office for Life Science as part of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

Organisations located on site benefit from those linkages to the government landscape.

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Designated as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) for Rehabilitation the site is an ideal location for companies working in the rehabilitation and chronic disease sector to locate. Charnwood Campus offers strong linkages to commercial, clinical and academic partners, DiT, OLS and BEIS.

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Launched in 2021 and endorsed by Rt. Hon George Freeman Charnwood Campus Life Sciences Talent and Skills Institute is an exemplar platform where industry and academia work together to solve short and long term skills challenges by creating a clear path from study to the workplace, circular development and upskilling employees.

The programme aims to help attract and recruit the best talent, retain graduates expanding the talent pool for businesses, influence curricula to bridge the gap between learning and work readiness.

New campus jobs
New jobs in the supply chain
1 million sq ft of lab & office space
Covering 70 acres

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