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ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2017

Project Detail

Lumis, Leicester

Large Residential Scheme of the Year Award 2017 Winner

The client’s first student development, Lumis is designed to be efficient to operate with reduced running costs.

The layouts were refined to create room and cluster groups to promote socialisation, addresses student isolation and encouraging them to stay on.

The building envelope was designed to combat external noise and the materials were chosen to match the local surroundings, including the hard landscaping continuing seamlessly from the Cathedral.

The interiors have modern finishes, with inspiration from the former bus depot in the form of seats and fabrics reminiscent of bus seating. The shared amenity spaces provide an active frontage which is a showcase for the development.

Project Overview

Lumis is the redevelopment of a former city centre bus depot site in the historic heart of Leicester, close to the Cathedral.

The scheme of 558 student bedrooms are a mix of studios and clusters arranged in a group of four buildings set around a focal, shared courtyard.

The buildings range between four and six storeys, and incorporate the iconic former bus depot entrance arch. The development includes lounges, study areas, meeting rooms, a gym, cinema room, community kitchen and laundry.


    Entered by

    Maber Architects

    Parties involved

    Viridis Real Estate Service
    Winvic Construction
    MDA Consulting
    BWB Consulting
    Couch Perry Wilkes


    Contract Value

    £28.5 million


    Completion Date

    April 2017


    Scheme Location


    LE1 5PX

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