8-10 West Walk, Leicester
A Luxury Student Accommodation conversion and new build infill scheme comprising of 85 self-contained stylish studios with ancillary accommodation located in the heart of Leicester City historic conservation area and off the historic New Walk.
West Walk is said to be a unique living space with onsite gym, onsite cinema room, laundry room, study pods and generous communal room including external private spaces.
The architectural merit is apparent as a detailed response to the immediate historic context but utilising modern materials whilst abutting to a well-restored and renovated existing building with many retained historic features.
The project has created a more exciting street scene with a great example of how to achieve a balance between the old and the new architectural interventions. The scheme referenced by Leicester City Council within the urban design guide as a good example of how to design modern buildings in a historic and conservation area context.
Winner of the LJCC Craftsmanship Award 2019
Shortlisted for the Celebrating Construction Award 2019 & RICS Award 2019 – Commercial Category