Friday, July 30, 2021

Plans in to transform former hotel into student accommodation

Plans to convert a former hotel at 57 Rutland Street in Leicester have been submitted to the city council.

The proposals would see the building transformed into 425 studio flats and 10 five-bed flats to accommodate 475 students.

A gym, cafe and creative workspace would also be included.

The existing building was built in 1955-57, existing for a while as a Freeman, Hardy & Willis Office Block. In the 1970’s the building was converted into the Leicester International Hotel, which closed in 2009. It has remained empty since.

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