Plans for 361 apartments at former Leicester City football ground approved

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Plans from WinFox Ltd for 361 apartments at the site of the former Leicester City football ground at Filbert Street have been approved by Leicester City Council.

The proposal comprises of four blocks. Block A will be PRS-led, while B, C and D will be independent residential, providing a mix of residential apartment types.

In more detail block A will be a 4-7 storey building and will consist of 271 PRS apartments and communal facilities including a gym and cinema room. The apartments will range from studios to 5 bedroom cluster apartments.

Blocks B, C and D meanwhile will each feature 30 apartments, from studios to 2 bed apartments. The blocks will be 3-4 storeys in height.

A design statement submitted by Ink/Drawn on behalf of the applicant reads: “These proposals are for the redevelopment of a vacant site, with a combined residential accommodation and Private Rented Sector (PRS) Scheme. It will provide 361 new homes with associated communal facilities and small retail unit. The scheme will contribute to the wider regeneration of the area and look to establish a new thriving neighbourhood community.”

The site already houses a student development to the south, Filbert Village, built in 2008.