The National Low Carbon Centre at Stoneleigh Park is a centre of excellence for the UK low carbon sector.

The NLCC will inform, stimulate and encourage the transition to a low carbon economy and demonstrate innovative processes and emerging technologies. It will promotes the commercial growth of the UK supply chain and jobs.

The Centre has partnered with three leading Midlands universities – Coventry, Aston and Birmingham City – and is building dynamic commercial partnerships to develop this exciting initiative.

Here you’ll find more information about why the NLCC is critical for this emergent sector and what the Centre will do. To find out more get in touch today.

About us

WITH THE UK LOW CARBON ECONOMY NOW VALUED AT £122 BILLION, AROUND 500,000 JOBS SUPPORTED AND STRONG EXPORTS, THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE CLEAR


Existing AHDB headquarters

The low carbon sector is at an important and exciting phase of growth. With turnover in the UK’s low carbon economy, its supply chain now valued at £122 billion, around 500,000 jobs supported and strong exports, the commercial opportunities are considerable. Now resources are needed to ensure this growth is sustained through continued investment in enterprise development, R&D and knowledge transfer. 

There is strong demand for a centre of excellence for low carbon technology research, demonstration, knowledge transfer, skills, business development and supply chain integration. With a science park masterplan in place, on onsite commitment to clean energy, sustainable infrastructure, green transport and a central location in the heart of the Midlands, Stoneleigh Park is the venue of choice for the National Low Carbon Centre (NLCC) and its partners.

Now is the time to find out how your organisation can be part of this defining new development for the low carbon sector.

Why we need an NLCC

THE UK GOVERNMENT HAS PRIORITISED REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS, BALANCING THE GRID AND GENERATING MORE ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES.


This commitment is driven by the impact of climate change, fluctuating costs of fuel and electricity, environmental sustainability and securing the nation’s energy supply.

There are huge opportunities for economic growth. According to the Green Alliance, the sector could save the UK up to £160 billion in energy supply costs to 2050 and generate business activity which would add £89 billion to the GDP of the UK economy over the same period.

The latest research shows 11,550 businesses are directly engaged in the low carbon economy across the UK, employing 269,800 people. A further 190,800 are employed in the supply chain, meaning 460,600 people work in the low carbon economy once the supply chain is accounted for.

This is growing quickly – at around four per cent a year even during the economic downturn – and exports are strong.

Crucially, Coventry and the wider West Midlands are regarded as one of the highest areas for growth in the ‘energy and environment’ sector.

Investment and resources are needed to expand the sector and to generate economic growth through new businesses, jobs and skills.

The time is right for a site that attracts a cluster of innovative cleantech businesses, encourages R&D collaboration, promotes supply chain development, offers demonstration opportunity and stimulates knowledge transfer.

4% annual growth
of the sector - even during the economic downturn
460,000 people
employed in the low carbon economy and its supply chain
£89 billion
added to the UK economy by business activity in the low carbon sector

What the NLCC will do

THIS CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT BRINGS TOGETHER A CLUSTER OF LOW CARBON SECTOR BUSINESSES WITH SPECIALISTS FROM UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS.


The NLCC will:

  • Establish a national independent hub for the development of new technologies in the low carbon sector, bringing together universities, research institutions and commercial organisations
  • Create a centre for business collaboration, networking and knowledge transfer to stimulate the transition to a low carbon economy and drive business growth
  • Service the growing demand for skills and learning in all areas of low carbon technology
  • Establish a location for product development, demonstration, interaction and trade exhibition opportunities for consumers, businesses and academics
  • Link with the national agri-science centres of excellence already located at Stoneleigh Park to promote the opportunities in agriculture for renewable heat and power generation, energy storage and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The perfect location

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY, STONELEIGH PARK HAS A STRONG TRACK RECORD AS A NATIONAL CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER MAKING IT THE IDEAL BASE FOR THE NLCC.

The NLCC will make full use of the 100 hectare science park which has an approved masterplan for growth.

Stoneleigh Park is made up of new and refurbished buildings, exhibition halls and open spaces. Surrounding this is a further 300 hectares of farmland and farm buildings suitable for demonstrations, field trials and the generation of renewable heat and power.

Stoneleigh Park also benefits from close links with economic development agencies, local authorities and leading academic institutions.

60 minutes
by train from London
Coventry & Warwickshire is a
Top Performing
UK area for foreign direct investment - ranked in the Top 10 economic areas in the country
Over 400
Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering companies in the area employing 15,000 people and investing over £100 million
75+ tenants
including some of the most influential rural and land-based economy organisations employing more than 1250 people
75 per cent
of England’s population are situated within a two-hour drive of Stoneleigh Park
50,000+
university students in Coventry and Warwickshire
21,000 m2
indoor exhibition space and large outdoor showground
£50 million
committed to transform the park

Partner with us

THE NLCC IS KEEN TO ESTABLISH A STRONG WORKING PARTNERSHIP WITH INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND ACADEMIC ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN THE LOW CARBON AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SECTOR.

Coventry University, Aston University, Birmingham City University and Greenwatt Technology have already joined the NLCC project as partners.

We are now looking for commercial and academic partners to be part this game-changing initiative for the UK low carbon sector.

For more information please contact:
Colin Hooper, Stoneleigh Park estates director
02476 690 035
colin.hooper@eu.jll.com

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