Plans unveiled for Leicester mixed-use scheme

Plans from Living Choice Investments have been revealed for a new mixed use development on Highcross Street in Leicester.

The development will include 3 commercial units – measuring 132sqm, 87sqm and 170sqm – on the ground floor and residential accommodation above. 104 flats would be provided, consisting of 12 studios, 68 one-bed apartment, and 24 two-bed flats.

Lying within the All Saints Conservation Area, the site currently consists of a group of light industrial buildings and a car park. The buildings will be demolished as part of the plans.

A design statement reads: “It is considered that the proposal results in a development that is appropriate in layout, scale, and appearance to its location, and setting within the street scene, conservation area and in the wider city centre context.

“The design represents a high quality, contemporary addition to the urban landscape, and a visual catalyst for future development within the surrounding areas.”