£12m iHUB open for business

The East Midlands’ new innovation centre, targeting growth of businesses in the rail, aerospace and automotive supply industries is open for business. The £12 million iHub is the centerpiece of Infinity Park, the new 100-acre manufacturing focused commercial and technology site in Derby, which is situated close to the world headquarters of Rolls- Royce Civil Aerospace and within 15 minutes of Bombardier, Toyota and JCB.

The 45,000ft2 facility provides high quality; flexible workspace for start-ups, early stage businesses and high growth SME’s looking to expand their role within the transport engineering and hi-tech sectors. The state-of-the art workshops range in size from 375 ft2 to 4451 ft2 and will cater for a broad range of uses in a managed workspace environment. New tenants include Ultra Biotecs and engineering design specialists Addqual, along with Canadian firm Sciemetric, which tests and monitors processes across the assembly line; London-based cloud data consultants Elastacloud and patent and trademark attorneys, Serjeants, who were previously based at Leicester’s own hi-tech innovation hub.