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ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2017

Project Detail

Mill Lane & The Gateway Public Realm Project, Leicester

Small Non-Residential Scheme of the Year Award 2017 Winner

The pedestrianised area of Mill Lane, running from the city centre end of the campus down to the riverside, has been transformed into a striking public pathway, complete with rain gardens which capture excess rainwater to feed trees and plants.

The scheme also includes seating areas, flower beds and the same stone which was used to give Cathedral Square its own makeover.

Decorative granite ‘bookends’ create low-level dividers and direct pedestrians along a meandering flow – echoing that the thoroughfare ultimately leads to the river.

Floor lighting and contemporary LED lighting columns gently bathe the area in light after dark. 

Project Overview

The Mill Lane & The Gateway public realm scheme has transformed this area of the city.

The 2012 closure to traffic of Mill Lane provided an opportunity to create an inspiring public space to unify DMU’s main campus.

The University worked with Leicester City Council to deliver a space that benefits staff, students and the public.

The vibrant streetscape was created in phases to minimise disruption to the University’s busy life.

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    Entered by

    De Montfort University
    Leicester City Council
    Danaher & Walsh (Civil Engineering) Ltd


    Parties involved

    AECOM
    Faithful + Gould

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    Contract Value

    £2 million

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    Completion Date

    April 2017

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    Scheme Location

    Mill Lane
    Leicester


    LE2 7DR

    (view on Google Maps)

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