A new, six storey residential development we designed in the heart of Leicester city centre has gained planning approval.
Contributing to the ongoing regeneration of Leicester’s Waterside, the development on the corner of Jarvis Street and All Saints Road will see construction of 21 one and two bedroom apartments and associated amenities. It will bring a vacant, brownfield site back into productive use and restore the street pattern, which also includes the locally listed Great Central Railway Station as well as the former Generator House, thought to have been built to power the railway station
Our director, Dan Nestoruk explains the inspiration behind the design. “Jarvis Street in its current guise really detracts from its historic neighbourhood, so we were keen for our design to reverse this as well as celebrate the railway heritage,” he said. “The new, six storey building is arranged within a triangular shaped block and has a tapered design with a flat roof. We particularly focused on the brickwork detailing and the material palette comprises a multi tone light grey brick with a contrasting darker grey brick to create a contemporary, industrial appearance. Large, floor-to-ceiling openings are included alongside balconies and inset terraces, meaning each apartment has its own private amenity space.”
In addition to the 21 apartments, the new development will include a ground floor lobby, communal lounge, extensive cycle storage, refuse storage and visitor car parking. All apartments will be wheelchair accessible and in the framework of Building for Life standards. A fabric first approach will be adopted in construction, and for further energy efficiencies, photovoltaic panels will be installed to the flat roof.