SK5804 : Construction next to the New Walk

taken 1 year ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

Construction next to the New Walk
Construction next to the New Walk
Building work on the multi-million pound re-development of Leicester City Council's former New Walk Centre headquarters site, which was demolished on 22 February 2015.
SK5804 : The demolition of the New Walk Centre
The new mixed use development will comprise 50,000 square feet of office space, 54 new homes, and a small amount of retail space including restaurants.
The two acre site has a completion date of October 2017.
New Walk, Leicester :: SK5903
This was developed by the Corporation of Leicester as part of an enclosure scheme which would enable new building in an area above the Soar flood plain, where development had become increasingly cramped. New Walk itself was created as a path leading out to agricultural lands, and the town's racecourse.
Initially no development was allowed along New Walk itself, but it was permitted from 1824 onwards with restrictions - only footway access to the path was allowed, and buildings had to be set back at least 10 yards. Owners were to provide an iron palisade fence along their frontages, whereon the Corporation would remove the existing hedge and ditch. Development, as with the remainder of the newly enclosed area which covers largely the area of the current New Walk Conservation Area, was piecemeal, with only the street layout being determined from the outset. As a result, New Walk includes buildings from between 1825 and the 20th Century with a wide variety of architectural styles.
See LinkExternal link for details of the New Walk Conservation Area.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 587 041 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.8889N 1:7.9952W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 587 041
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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