Leicester City Council

Substantial refurbishment of two city centre buildings to provide new offices for Leicester City Council staff.

Project Stats

Duration
45 weeks
Value
£12 million
Size
193750 sq ft
Sector
Commercial

Project Story

Willmott Dixon were appointed for the substantial refurbishment of two city centre buildings to provide new offices for Leicester City Council staff.

The project involved major works to convert a 75-year-old building into a new civic centre for the city plus the internal refurbishment of a nearby 1960s office block to create local authority offices fit for the 21st century.

In addition to sensitive restoration of original Art Deco features, our skilled team also created new committee and function rooms to allow the city council to hire out spaces at the venue for weddings and
functions. We also transformed the old rates hall, where residents used to pay their taxes, into a function room which can be hired by members of the public, as well as the revamping of an auditorium and conference rooms.
Project Outcomes
  • Relocated council staff with minimum disruption
  • Successfully completed project in live environment
  • Delivered fast-track building services design to meet tight programme
  • Sourced a new handrail artificially aged to give it the patina of a 1930s finish

Project Team

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Consultant team
Architect: Franklin Ellis
Structural Engineer: Curtins Consulting
Quantity Surveyor: Faithful & Gould
Service Engineer: CJR Midlands LTD

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