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No.1 Great Central Square offices set for early completion

The completion date for the office element of the exciting mixed-use development, Great Central Square, has been brought forward to July 2019, helping to meet occupier demand and deliver much needed new build office space in Leicester city centre.

The striking No.1 Great Central Square building offers up to 33,000sq.ft of Grade A offices next to two newly constructed hotels and public realm areas. The listed Great Central Railway Station will also be brought back to its former glory and converted into retail/leisure space. The prime city centre location benefits from the creation of a brand new ‘super pedestrian crossing’ significantly enhancing links to the city centre and the neighbouring Highcross shopping centre.

Reg Pollock from property consultants APB Leicester LLP, said:

“No.1 Great Central Square is such a key development for Leicester; the site exceeds occupiers demands in terms of office accommodation in a modern thriving city centre.

“Construction is ahead of schedule and the completion date has moved forward. This is great news given the overwhelmingly positive response and strong interest from potential occupiers received to date. Interested parties are reacting to the clear advantages this location offers, not to mention the fantastic facilities and working environment offered.

“Great Central Square is a significant regeneration scheme so it’s no surprise that people are keen to be a part of it. Its completion will create a gateway between the city and the waterside, tenants will benefit from the nearby Highcross shopping centre and fantastic transport links to the rail station, motorway network, and nearby airports.”

James Keeton of joint agents JLL, added:

“It’s great to see speculative development within Leicester City Centre reflecting the confidence our clients Charles Street Buildings have in the market. No1 Great Central raises the bar in terms of specification and design of offices delivered in Leicester to date and, when combined with the high-profile city centre location, really does offer office occupiers looking for space within the Leicester market something quite special.”

The Great Central Square scheme will also feature two major hotels. The new Novotel will have 154 bedrooms, including executive rooms and suites, a gym, banqueting facilities, meeting rooms and a ground floor feature bar and restaurant. The six-storey Aparthotel Adagio will offer 95 studio/one bed apartments.

Leicester is a prime location for regeneration of this type due to increased demand in both business and tourism sectors. The city, which is at the heart of the Midlands Engine, boasts attractions such as Leicester cathedral, Leicester City Football Club, the National Space Centre, and the King Richard III Visitor Centre, which has become a major international attraction.

No.1 Great Central Square is on Vaughan Way, Leicester, LE1 4NR. For more information contact Reg Pollock at APB Leicester on 0116 254 0382 or James Keeton at JLL on 07812 250857. 


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