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ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2015

Project Detail

Leicester City Hall

Regeneration Project of the Year Award 2015 Finalist

Leicester City Council’s 1930’s headquarters on Charles Street, City Hall, has been restored to its former Art Deco glory.

Formerly named Attenborough House, the 75 year old building was refurbished after the Council’s decision to vacate its former headquarters, New Walk Centre.

More than 1,200 staff had to be relocated – including 600 to City Hall, requiring an extensive yet sympathetic refurbishment of the original features, including the façade, whilst creating efficient 
and flexible office space. 

Project Overview

City Hall represents a considerable long term investment in this part of Leicester and in the Council’s buildings portfolio. It has brought largely empty floor space back into use and allowed the restoration of historic architectural features.

The Charles Street area has been made more attractive and inviting
 to occupiers and visitors, stimulating economic growth. It better connects the nearby facilities in the Cultural Quarter.

The prospects for the local area are much improved thanks to the increased footfall of employees and visitors.

A full replacement of the building’s mechanical and electrical services provided an opportunity to incorporate a number of sustainable technologies – including a 150 square metre photovoltaic array on the roof – to provide a comfortable environment and an energy efficient building.


    Entered by

    Willmott Dixon Construction
    Leicester City Council

    Parties involved

    Franklin Ellis Architects
    CJR Midlands
    Curtins Consulting Engineers


    Contract Value

    £14 million


    Completion Date

    October 2014


    Scheme Location

    Charles Street
    LE1 1FZ

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