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.

The Proposals will deliver new high-quality build to rent accommodation along Church Gate within the city centre that 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 222 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.

A planning application comprising of 262 apartments was refused by Leicester City Council in November 2022, and since this time Mayforth has worked closely with the Council to develop a revised scheme that address the previous reasons for refusal.

Mayforth is now in the process of preparing a revised 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 Monday 23rd October 2023.



Initial revised scheme submitted to LCC for feedback.

January 2023


Formal pre-application enquiry submission

May 2023


Scheme revised in response to pre-application meeting feedback

June 2023


Design Review Panel with LCC in attendance

August 2023


Scheme Presented to LCC’s Conservation Advisory Panel

September 2023

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.

    In October 2023 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.

    A planning application has been submitted to Leicester City Council and validated under the reference PL/AS/20232142. Formal consultation of local residents and businesses on the proposals is underway. The City Council will have 13 weeks in which to determine the planning application.

    We are keen to hear your views and would welcome any comments you may have on our proposals for the redevelopment of 100 Church Gate, Leicester.