mira ent zone

Leicestershire Borough of Hinckley & Bosworth is home to one of Europe’s leading R&D facilities for automotive and wider transport products; Horiba MIRA technology park.

Already home to a number of world class tenants and household names such as Bosch, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Haldex and Continental- Horiba MIRA as a designated Enterprise Zone provides a wide range of facilities and benefits to its occupants.

There are a series of ambitious expansion plans to further strengthen the offering at the site; delivering both new R&D facilities and improvements to existing buildings.

Horiba MIRA was allocated Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2011 and is the only transport sector focused Enterprise Zone in the UK.

This brings many benefits to Horiba MIRA Technology Park clients. Currently these include:

  • Exemption from business rates
  • Simplified planning regulations, facilitation and expedited approval process
  • Access to superfast broadband

These benefits will apply to all businesses established on Horiba MIRA Technology Park. In terms of business rates relief, it will apply to businesses resident by 1st April 2015 and will apply for a period of five years from the date of occupation.


What businesses say about locating to an Enterprise Zone





Mr. Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Limited said: “Establishing a technical centre in the UK has been an important step in Ashok Leyland’s strategy to realize their vision of being globally among the top 10 truck and top 5 bus manufacturers. The centre, with its access to the facilities and expertise that Horiba MIRA offers, will strengthen the Company’s considerable research and development capabilities to design and develop products that will be on par with evolving European standards. It will also enable Ashok Leyland to draw on the benefits of being based at Europe’s most advanced independent transport technology facility. The centre will be a research hub for Ashok Leyland’s global R&D efforts and will address critical aspects like safety features and homologation for global markets.”

Terry Spall, Commercial Director said: “Being an Enterprise Zone has been a huge benefit and has acted as a catalyst for growth for us.  Our engagement with Government both regionally and nationally has become of paramount importance and allowed us to really accelerate our growth plans, create a hugely attractive inward investment proposition and expedite job creation as we progress the Horiba MIRA Technology Park development.”


Please visit the website for more information: www.horiba-mira.com

Horiba MIRA Technology Park
Watling Street
CV10 0TU

T: +44 (0)24 7635 5000