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Old October 14th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #121
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Exciting proposed new student accommodation development on Jarrom Street/Eastern Boulevard (opp. Liberty Building) and will include a 15 storey circular tower:


Source: Leicester City Council Planning application no: 20071281

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071281

Looks different and quite exciting!



Planning permisson has also been granted (in August) for 5-7 storey student accommodation on Carey's close, close to Wysgtons House and opp. Victoria Halls tower thing:
http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20070954
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Old October 14th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #122
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Here's a new render (Maber Architects) of the Tiger's new stand, still with 2 tower-like buildings? :


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That student accommodation looks mental...The tower would gives us a good landmark building.

I really hope that Tigers development goes ahead. Are Leicester Tigers the most successful East Midlands team ever (in their own sport)?
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Well the Tigers want to become as recognisable as Mancehster United is in football around the world.

I think more bolder designs for Student accommodation is needed, i.e. like the one above-not the bog standard rubbish.
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Thanks rs06 for finding those new proposals. The building opposite the Liberty building is exciting. Would like to see it approved a gateway landmark that is pleasingly different. Expect objections though from local residents who will not like a big tall building overshadowing there 2 storey terraces.

The 7 storey block on Careys Close is ok. Wondererd why the 50's factory block had been knocked down. The building next to the proposal looks Victorian nice building if a little run down think it houses a snooker/pool club and a nightclub.

The Tigers stand looks quality. Remember when they submitted plans to build a 26 storey block of flats? That was scaled down to 2x8 storey blocks either side of the stand. But by the looks of it they are now just concentrating on the stand. Would like to have seen Tigers be more ambitious with 30 rather than 25 thousand capacity.
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In the planning document for the student accommodation above, it states that in a meeting with the planning dept. showing that having a building of height in that area would be acceptable. Therefore it may be approved then?
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Old October 14th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #127
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Thanks rs06 for finding those new proposals. The building opposite the Liberty building is exciting. Would like to see it approved a gateway landmark that is pleasingly different. Expect objections though from local residents who will not like a big tall building overshadowing there 2 storey terraces.

The 7 storey block on Careys Close is ok. Wondererd why the 50's factory block had been knocked down. The building next to the proposal looks Victorian nice building if a little run down think it houses a snooker/pool club and a nightclub.

The Tigers stand looks quality. Remember when they submitted plans to build a 26 storey block of flats? That was scaled down to 2x8 storey blocks either side of the stand. But by the looks of it they are now just concentrating on the stand. Would like to have seen Tigers be more ambitious with 30 rather than 25 thousand capacity.
Apartments are still to be included in the Tiger's plans, therefore towers of some sort maybe included. Those glass tower bits on either side of the stand look quite substantial.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #128
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Would like to have seen Tigers be more ambitious with 30 rather than 25 thousand capacity.
I remember reading that they wanted to gradually build the capacity. It's no good going to a ground that has empty seats. If England can win the world cup again this year, this will help improve interest in the sport.
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In the planning document for the student accommodation above, it states that in a meeting with the planning dept. showing that having a building of height in that area would be acceptable. Therefore it may be approved then?
Hope so
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Old October 15th, 2007, 12:38 PM   #130
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Apartments are still to be included in the Tiger's plans, therefore towers of some sort maybe included. Those glass tower bits on either side of the stand look quite substantial.
Yes it will be interesting to see what the latest apartment plans will be. I Dont think the block like structures in the picture of the Stand are buildings as such i think they are just the Stairwells to the stand ?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #131
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I remember reading that they wanted to gradually build the capacity. It's no good going to a ground that has empty seats. If England can win the world cup again this year, this will help improve interest in the sport.
Fair point Allthough there must be quite a few times when a successful tigers team could sell 30,000 tickets.
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Whatever the changes, the Tiger's ground really needs this makeover, especially if they want be seen as one of the world's top Rugby clubs-with a stadium to match.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #133
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More apartments planned for land between York and Chatham Streets.

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071926


Plans for the office/restaurant building on Charles Street/Church Street corner have be submitted again:
http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071843
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Old October 16th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #134
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More apartments planned for land between York and Chatham Streets.

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071926


Plans for the office/restaurant building on Charles Street/Church Street corner have be submitted again:
http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071843
Good to see buildings in the city centre averaging 6 -7 storeys. This seems an appropriate height. Not too long ago 4 storeys seemed to be the limit.

Higher buildings create a big city feel, and allows a more productive use of land, which is what a city is all about. Leicester is no longer a county town like the preservationalists believe we should be.
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I just hope that more of them are places of work and not just residential.
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On a similar stance to the Nottingham thread on high rises, where do you think further towers should be built in Leicester?

Personally I think:

-Frog Island for sure,
-Office Quarter phase 2
-Fomer international hotel site
-land behind Thames Tower, bordered by the canal
-wishful thinking - Lee Circle?
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I just hope that more of them are places of work and not just residential.
Yes more offices. And a 6-7 storey multi-storey to compete with Fosse Park area.

Can LRC contact a private car park company like NCP ? It really is a matter of urgency.
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Yes more offices. And a 6-7 storey multi-storey to compete with Fosse Park area.

Can LRC contact a private car park company like NCP ? It really is a matter of urgency.
I doubt it if the council will allow anymore multi storey car parks to be built. To be honest I only think Highcross and the business quarter ones may be the only ones to open in the near future.

Though I see your point-and it would be nice.

Remember when the Shires used to have free parking on Sundays? The city centre would certainly attract more customers if a similar scheme were to be introduced when Highcross opens maybe?
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This is the building being submitted again to the council on Charles Street/Church Street corner.

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This is the render for the approved office/roof top restaurant scheme on the corner of Charles Street/Church Street (opp. Colton Square):


Source: Leicester City Council website planning application no: 20062029
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It's the business quarter car park i mean. I know it's planned but it needs to be built now. Business need to see that carpark being built. Not everyone will use the bus or train.

I appreciate the councils policy but what good is a policy which is discouraging wealth creation. Less stick more carrott, Less pc more dirty capitalism. It what feeds a city !

No seriously the council need to encourage alternative transport, but should also accomodate the car in the city centre.
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