The plans for the former Fenwick's building in Leicester have been revealed
Developers have gained planning consent to fit out the former Fenwick department store on the corner of Market Street, Belvoir Street and Bowling Green Street. The upper three floors will be turned into studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites while a single-storey extension will be added for the rooftop bar, open to guests and private members. There will also be a roof terrace, semi-enclosed courtyard and greenhouse & winter garden room. People expected to use the apartments will typically stay for between a week and a month. Between them, the bar and apartments will create 16 full time and 12 part-time jobs.
There will five shop units on the ground floor. Developer Aimrok Holdings and planning consultant Hybrid Planning & Development have been working with Leicester architects RG+P on the plans for the building. James Badley, of RG+P based in Princess Road West, said: "This project has been designed to sensitively blend the heritage and period features of the building with an innovative and fresh approach to create bury accommodation and facilities. It's fantastic news planning approval has been secured." Access to the apartments would be via a lift in Belvoir Street, and the first floor will include a reception, luggage store and a coffee kiosk.