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29th November 2004
LRC seeks new faces to help shape Leicester's future

Leicester Regeneration Company is looking for new Board members to help the company move forward with its ambitious plans for Leicester.

The Board makes the key decisions on the five projects outlined in the masterplan and members act as ambassadors for the company and for Leicester. Board members are voluntary and serve for three years, with the possibility of reappointment. They serve as individuals rather than as representatives of any organisation.

Previous board members have included Peter Wheeler, Chief Executive of Leicester Tigers, who stood down as chair earlier this year, and Rita Patel of Belgrave Baheno.

Neil Morris, Chairman of Leicester Regeneration Company, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for local people to get involved in the future of the city.

“We want to build a Board with a range of skills and backgrounds reflecting Leicester’s diversity and creating the skill mix which we need for this complex but fascinating task.”

Leicester Regeneration Company’s masterplan was launched two years ago and the company recently updated development partners, business leaders and councillors on the progress made so far and what the future holds.

Based around a remodelled railway station and ring road, the 500,000 square feet of new offices planned in the New Business Quarter will be capable of providing up to 4,000 jobs. Work is expected to begin early next year on the first phase, the redevelopment of Charles Street Police Station, which will create 100,000 square feet of offices and apartments.

Another site start anticipated for 2005 is at the Science and Technology Park at Abbey Meadows, with work starting on the 450,000 square feet of serviced sites and incubator units to help attract companies linked to the world-class science at the city’s two universities.

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