High density living around a new neighbourhood square
The Waterside Regeneration Area is located to the west of Leicester City Centre. FLACQ’s vision creates a high-density, mixed-use residential neighbourhood that responds to its historic connection with the River Soar and Grand Union Canal.
The 1.25 hectare site is flanked by a disused viaduct. The scheme revitalizes a series of Victorian railway arches to house cafes, shops and gallery/studio spaces along one side of a major new public open space. 600 apartments, duplexes and townhouses provide mixed tenure accommodation above the daytime facilities. Secure parking is planned at ground floor level and in a stand-alone building.
Client: Leicester Regeneration Company
Planning consent achieved March 2007.