BM3 Architecture Ltd and Keepmoat won a competition. The proposals designed for Leicester City Council are for the regeneration of Leicester Waterside Phase 1 comprising of approx. 352 new dwellings and commercial space facing onto A50 Northgate street.
Homes planned for this first phase of the Waterside development will be a mix of mainly two- and three-storey town houses in tree-lined streets, with a new neighbourhood park. The scheme will also help create better access to the River Soar and space for wildlife to flourish.
It includes the creation of new riverside footpaths, wooded nature-areas and more public green space, including a small park, with a pub or café/bar and pontoons for launching canoes, on Soar Island.
At least 100 homes and over 1,850sqm of new office space, along with all required infrastructure, should be complete by 2020.