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Leicester Warehouse Tower Plans Approved

Leicester City Council has given conditional approval to plans by Leach Rhodes Walker for a series of new buildings on a warehouse site, Friar Mill, at 58 Bath Lane.

Rising up to 24 floors on the tower element of the scheme, the mixed use project is being developed by Urban Invest.

They aim on building a 110 bedroom 5,415 square metre 4 star 'specialist' hotel an conference facilities, 15,996 square metres of residential space comprising of 280 apartments plus ground floor retail outlets creating active frontages at street level, 842 square meters of new offices, and 909 square metres of restaurants and a even gym. All of this will be overlooking new landscaped space for the public to enjoy.

The development features an industrial site that includes a historic 200 year old building, Donisthorpe Mill and its associated pump house which will be restored. Listed by English Heritage, they are amongst the oldest surviving in the country so should add a unique flavour to the development.

Around them the newer buildings will take on the red brick industrial character planned to compliment their older counterparts. There will however be a modern twist in the form of extensive amounts of lightweight glazing.

There's no date yet on when 58 Bath Lane could begin on site. Due to its location though it could see some competition as the trio of Westbridge Towers designed by Ian Simpson would stand nearby if built.

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