Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) emerged from the ashes of the devastating closure of the Krups factory in Roxboro in 1998, with the loss of over 550 jobs. As a unique charity funded by its commercial property, LEDP has in that time successfully contributed to the social fabric of Limerick City through job creation, training and education and is a key stimulator for enterprise development and regeneration. There are now 35 enterprises and 1,000 jobs on site at Roxboro with over €70M invested there since 2001. All funds raised through the commercial property are wholly invested back into the community through LEDP’s charitable activities. As well as accommodating charities, state agencies and commercial tenants in the LEDP building, LEDP runs the Family Tree Crèche in Roxboro which it built in 2005, and owns the Market Field Stadium in Garryowen, which it successfully redeveloped to a UEFA Category Two Stadium. LEDP has been synonymous with the ongoing transformation of Limerick supporting community projects and bespoke initiatives and is a co-signature of the Limerick Charter: Commitment to Cohesion and Convergence.
The 30,000 sq. ft. ‘Innovation Hub’ at LEDP is currently being positioned as a potential Creative Industry Centre of Excellence, with plans to create Ireland’s first virtual production studio.
Separately, a new remote working hub in partnership with Innovate Limerick’s ENGINE network is due to be opened in January 2022 to further promote enterprise at LEDP.