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£100 million regeneration planned for Leicester

A £100 million regeneration proposal for the area around Leicester Tigers Welford Road stadium has been submitted to planners by the Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) with AFL Architects

The team are currently on site with of their £30 million redevelopment of the stadium which will be the largest purpose-built rugby stadium in the UK seating 30,000. Phase one of four, the Catepillar North Stand, is due for completion in July / August 2009

A decision is expected on the new plans, which include a four star hotel, multi-storey carpark, and an office development within 13 weeks. The site is five minutes walk south of the city centre and the scheme will also include a new building for Leicester’s hospitals and student accommodation.

Managing director of FWP David Robinson says the plans represent ’ a major regeneration project for Leicester’ which ‘will truly enhance the area and give Leicester a landmark development to be proud of.

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