The South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone covers an area of 17 hectares of employment space and is split into two phases.

The main focus is to create bespoke, high quality business space for new businesses and SMEs specifically in the agri-food tech sector, with particular emphasis on creating a suitable environment for high tech businesses developing cutting edge technology and innovators. Specialisms we would like to attract include the food supply chain, productivity, food sustainability, logistics, and packaging.

Facilities will be provided to support these businesses. As well as access to the University buildings, The Hub provides business accommodation and ancillary space to encourage collaboration and stimulate the sharing of ideas and best practice. Businesses will also be on the doorstep of the University of Lincoln’s South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone Campus and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing. The proximity to these excellent additional facilities open up a myriad of opportunities for collaboration as well as the provision of a ready made skill force.

A Local Development Order was adopted by South Holland District Council in November 2018, designed to streamline the planning process by granting outline planning permission for certain distinct uses. Planning fees for Reserved Matters applications still apply. See details here.