Project Update: The Cultural Quarter

Design Studio Architects have an exciting project in the pipeline within Leicester’s Cultural Quarter — the former textile and shoe hub has transformed into a thriving area for creatives, artists, craftspeople and designers. The Victorian buildings that were former factories are now home to a lively community and give the area its unique character.

The 6 storey building will contain three artist workshops on the ground floor, with 29 flats above the workshops. They comprise of studios, 1 and 2-bed apartments, complete with a green roof which has a grass area on top of the roof. The scheme will also provide social housing in line with the council requirements.

The scheme was described by the planning committee as ‘a positive contribution to the area with a well thought out frontage’. 

Currently, the package is out to tender and is expected to commence on site early next year, with an estimated completion date of Spring/Summer 2021.

Stay tuned on our social media channels and our blog for more updates on this exciting development.

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