The Beeches

This was a new build project on a very difficult site for DW Hicks who owned the site and built it out for a housing association. The development consisted of fifteen houses (7 x 3 bed; 8 x 2 bed) and six flats (2 x 2 bed; 4 x 1 …

Silver Arcade

Winner of last years Pro Con award in Leicester; this was a seven year project in the making. The arcade is a listed Victorian shopping centre and one of only three in the county at four storeys with an open atrium. We came at this with a view to make …

Page and Moy building

Before we were involved there was a plan to knock the pair of 1960’s buildings down because the floors were at different heights and the buildings were too deep in plan to do anything with. The client had been told it couldn’t be refurbished or converted. So with that challenge in …

The Manchester

This is another of our student accommodation projects in Leicester and is on the site of an old very historic public house which had lots of under-used land to the rear of it.  The site presented some very interesting design challenges not least because of the level changes in both directions …

Pretty Legs

The site was a former hosiery factory and sits just behind Frog Island, which is the old Roman entrance and gateway into Leicester.  The site was packed with interesting archaeology and the scheme had to be sensitively designed against this backdrop and required careful negotiation with English Heritage. After various iterations …

111 Highcross Street

Designed at the same time as Pretty Legs this building will frame the view of the new Highcross Shopping Centre and act as a gate-way into Leicester. It was planned for 23 apartments and presented some very difficult planning challenges at the design phase.  The site is in a conservation …

100 Vaughan Way

This was a highly complex scheme and designed as twenty four student cluster flats, containing seventy nine bed-spaces all with en suites for the burgeoning student accommodation market in Leicester. The scheme was designed such that it could be converted back to individual apartments for the private market should the client wish to …