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Students Welcomed by Stephnell to Building Sites

20 construction and trade students have been welcomed by Stepnell to a number of high-profile building sites across Leicester. There they were offered hands-on work experience on five major projects within the commercial, conservation, education and health sectors. The students took part in up to 60 days of work in their field

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Leicester Office Development Approaches Completion

A new office development in Leicester city centre, located next to two newly constructed hotels and public realm areas, is set for early completion in July 2019. “No.1 Great Central Square is such a key development for Leicester; the site exceeds occupiers demands in terms of office accommodation in a modern

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Leicester Regeneration Scheme Achieves Key Milestones

Contractor Morgan Sindall has achieved a number of key construction milestones at a £50 million regeneration scheme in Leicester. Project Medius is a mixed-use development in Leicester city centre featuring two new hotels, 35,000 sq ft of space in a new five-storey office, a new public realm area called Great

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Ashton Green Development, A New Opportunity in Leicestershire

It has been announced that the Ashton Green Development, set to provide 3,000 homes in Leicester, has taken a monumental step forward in the potential delivery of the landmark project, as Leicester City Council announces the releasing of a mixed-use village centre development opportunity for the market. At the 13

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

leicester

Students Welcomed by Stephnell to Building Sites

20 construction and trade students have been welcomed by Stepnell to a number of high-profile building sites across Leicester. There they were offered hands-on work experience on five major projects within the commercial, conservation, education and health sectors. The students took part in up to 60 days of work in their field of choice over the last three months. The sites they worked on included St Martins Lodge, Percy Gee Building students’ union, Friars Mill commercial offices, De Montfort Mews student accommodation and Langwith Medical Centre. The scheme was delivered in partnership with Leicester Employment Hub and Leicester College “We have been working closely with Leicester Employment Hub to identify suitable placement opportunities for students looking to build a career in construction and enhance their knowledge. Thanks to our expertise across different sectors, we have been able to offer valuable placements on projects that will have a lasting impact on local people.Tom Sewell regional director from Stepnell said: “The site teams have really enjoyed coaching the students and their enthusiasm to learn and ask questions has meant that they have made the most of the time with our employees. “Investing in the communities we work within and the future generation of the workforce is something we’re really passionate about at Stepnell and we look forward to securing more work experience opportunities for young people in the future.”

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Leicester Office Development Approaches Completion

A new office development in Leicester city centre, located next to two newly constructed hotels and public realm areas, is set for early completion in July 2019. “No.1 Great Central Square is such a key development for Leicester; the site exceeds occupiers demands in terms of office accommodation in a modern thriving city centre. Construction is ahead of schedule and the completion date has moved forward. This is great news given the overwhelmingly positive response and strong interest from potential occupiers received to date. Interested parties are reacting to the clear advantages this location offers, not to mention the fantastic facilities and working environment offered,” said Reg Pollock from property consultants APB Leicester LLP. “Great Central Square is a significant regeneration scheme so it’s no surprise that people are keen to be a part of it. Its completion will create a gateway between the city and the waterside, tenants will benefit from the nearby Highcross shopping centre and fantastic transport links to the rail station, motorway network, and nearby airports,” Reg Pollock added. As well as offering up to 33,000 sq ft of Grade A offices, the Great Central Square mixed-use development will also see the listed Great Central Railway Station brought back to its former glory and converted into retail/leisure space. “It’s great to see speculative development within Leicester City Centre reflecting the confidence our clients Charles Street Buildings have in the market. No.1 Great Central raises the bar in terms of specification and design of offices delivered in Leicester to date and, when combined with the high-profile city centre location, really does offer office occupiers looking for space within the Leicester market something quite special,” commented James Keeton of joint agents JLL.

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Leicester Regeneration Scheme Achieves Key Milestones

Contractor Morgan Sindall has achieved a number of key construction milestones at a £50 million regeneration scheme in Leicester. Project Medius is a mixed-use development in Leicester city centre featuring two new hotels, 35,000 sq ft of space in a new five-storey office, a new public realm area called Great Central Square and a major highways and traffic management scheme. “We’re incredibly pleased to reach this important milestone as we move ever closer to delivering this exciting project for the people of Leicester. Project Medius is set to play a central role in revitalising this area of the city. We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with everyone involved over the coming months as we deliver this once in a generation scheme,” said Richard Frape, Project Director at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure. The milestones include the completion of the concrete frame on the 10-storey Novotel hotel, with work on the outside façade cladding and internal fit out of the hotel underway. Internal fit out works are also progressing on the office block. The hotel will offer 154 bedrooms when complete, including executive rooms and suites, a gym, banqueting facilities, meeting rooms and a ground floor feature bar and restaurant. In addition, the Charles Street Buildings (CSB) development will also feature the six-storey Aparthotel Adagio hotel. “The progress that has been in made in constructing two new hotels, a new office block and new public realm in Leicester City Centre is very pleasing. Our ambitious regeneration plans, along with those of Leicester City Council, in this area are now having an impact on Leicester’s sky line and street scene,” said Joseph Murphy, Director, at CSB. “Completion of superstructure works for the Novotel and Adagio marks the next phase of tangible delivery of this transformative development and starts the countdown to the arrival of exciting new hotels, along with work and leisure facilities at No1 Great Central Square and Leicester Central,” he added. The scheme aims to help create an attractive new gateway to link the city centre to the Waterside area. Construction work is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

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Ashton Green Development, A New Opportunity in Leicestershire

It has been announced that the Ashton Green Development, set to provide 3,000 homes in Leicester, has taken a monumental step forward in the potential delivery of the landmark project, as Leicester City Council announces the releasing of a mixed-use village centre development opportunity for the market. At the 13 hectare site, it is expected that circa 500 residential units is to be provided to complement a further 6,500 square meters of non-residential space. Offered in five separate development segments, the opportunities will be open for expressions of interest as of the 15th of March, with the opportunity coming to a close on the 6th of May, also of this year. Heralded as one of the most sustainable and innovative new developments for in the city of Leicester over the course over the years, it is expected that the project will bring about a considerable contribution towards offering new, quality homes in the Leicester area; news which is no doubt to be received positively by both residents and would-be residents alike. Sitting within 5 miles of the city centre, the 320 acre site offers a unique setting, backed up by a proud local history – one which actually dates back some 200 years. Of course, connections can also be found into much of Leicestershire’s countryside, providing a great setting for those looking to mix city-side location with that of a access to some of the nation’s most beautiful countryside and areas for exploration. While eagerly anticipated, those interested in the development will still yet have a while to wait, with the development itself looking to be undertaken over the course of the next 20 years. Though, with the considerable amount of affordable housing and non-residential space on offer, it surely is a development to be keenly watched by those looking to get onto the property ladder or take advantage of the increased development space to be on offer.

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