Welcome to the 100 Church Gate Consultation Site

Mayforth and its design team would like to thank you for visiting this community consultation page in connection with its proposals to redevelop the site at 100 Church Gate in Leicester.

Plans have been created to deliver new high-quality build to rent accommodation along Church Gate within the city centre which respects the townscape and historical significance of the local area whilst embracing contemporary living.

The current Matalan building which was constructed in the 1980s will be demolished and replaced with an attractive, vibrant, and welcoming development comprising 262 residential apartments. This residential offer will include a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bed units, alongside internal and external amenity space for residents to enjoy.

Mayforth is currently preparing a planning application, which will be submitted to Leicester City Council in due course. On the following pages you will find information relating to the proposed development, including the timescales in which an application intends to be submitted.

Should you have any comments on the proposals please complete the form by hitting the ‘Have Your Say’ button, or email [email protected], before the consultation deadline closes on Wednesday 11th May.



Pre-application 1

February – June 2021


Massing and Proposal Overview

August 2021


Pre-application 2

September – November 2021


Engagement with Local Mayor

November 2021


Council Engagement

December 2021 – February 2022


Scheme Presented to Leicester City Council’s Conservation Advisory Panel

February 2022


Historic England Engagement

February – April 2022


Engagement with Council
and Historic England

March 2022


Public Consultation

April / May 2022


Planning Submission

Spring 2022

Development proposals

100 Church Gate provides a new benchmark of community living with shared external and internal amenity spaces whilst focusing on improving and supporting a good and healthy lifestyle, physically and mentally.

Mayforth is the development partner under which Hornbeam will deliver 100 Churchgate on receipt of a planning consent.

Mayforth has over 40 years of combined experience with current projects in the residential sector in excess of £85 million. Mayforth focus on providing opportunities to joint venture partners, property owners and funders from inception through to completion.

Have your say:

    In April/May 2022 we invited members of the public to learn more about the proposals for the redevelopment of 100 Church Gate in Leicester and provide their comments.

    The public consultation is now closed – thank you to all those who participated.

    Once the planning application has been submitted and validated the City Council will formally consult local residents and businesses on the proposals. The City Council will have 13 weeks in which to determine the planning application.