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16th July 2003
LRC Unveils the Definitive Masterplan for Leicester

On July 16th 2003, Leicester Regeneration Company (LRC) and the government’s national regeneration body, English Partnerships (EP) officially launched the final and published version of the Masterplan – a technical and extremely detailed plan for physical development and change in Leicester City Centre over the next ten to fifteen years.

Created by Roger Tym and Partners – Planners and Development Economists with a team of specialist consultants, the definitive report of the masterplan was unveiled at Soar Lane Bridge in Leicester by the LRC’s Chairman, Peter Wheeler and Chief Executive, John Nicholls in partnership with EP’s Chair, Margaret Ford. EP is one of the influential partners funding and supporting the LRC’s mission to regenerate central Leicester.

Priced at £25.00 and targeted at developers and major partners involved in the exciting regeneration programme, this masterplan follows the widely supported overview document launched in November 2002, which offered a summary of the LRC masterplan and highlighted the five development projects: Prime Office Core, Retail Circuit, Science and Technology Park, New Community and Waterside. The published final report provides much fuller detail on the rationale for the regeneration of 1,000 acres of central Leicester, encompassing the areas within the ring road, around the station, and the river and canal corridor from the National Space centre to the Walker stadium. The completed report comprises comprehensive information on: the research and analysis underpinning the masterplan, key objectives, a strategic framework of the masterplan, the five key projects and their development frameworks and an outline of the principles of the delivery of the masterplan.

Peter Wheeler, Chairmen of the LRC comments on the final masterplan:
“This report represents the final, published outcome of the extensive work done for us by the Consultants team lead by Nora Galley of Roger Tym and Partners. I thank and congratulate them on it: we feel it breaks new ground in rooting a physical regeneration programme in the economic, structural, social and cultural potential of the city which it serves. This document reflects our increasing detailed knowledge of key parts in the development areas identified.”

Nora Galley of Roger Tym and Partners said:
“The masterplan, detailed in parts and indicative in others, is designed to achieve specific objectives for improving Leicester’s performance as a place and an economy. These objectives were agreed by LRC, its partners and the people of Leicester following the team’s analyses of Leicester’s performance and wide consultation on the outcome. The Masterplan is also a vision for the future of Leicester and aims to capture the imagination inspire and unite the aspirations of Leicester’s people around a common goal: a beautiful, lively, multicultural city.”

Margaret Ford, Chair at EP said:
“EP has been involved in supporting the LRC’s regeneration programme for central Leicester from the very beginning. Over the last 6 months, EP has invested in a number of crucial land sites in Leicester, helping to kick start the prime office core and enabling a relocation to bring about a major waterside scheme.”

The LRC is now taking orders for the final report of the masterplan. To place an order contact the LRC on or e-mail orders to . For further information on the LRC and its masterplan for Leicester visit leicesterregeneration.co.uk

In April 2001, the Leicester Regeneration Company (LRC) was set up in a response to the government white paper and to reflect an emerging sense of partnership in the city. Funded by English Partnerships, East Midlands Development Agency and Leicester City Council, LRC is a not for profit partnership between the private and public sectors.


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