Proposals

Life at
100 Churchgate

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.

Redevelopment of 100 Church Gate, Leicester

Subject to planning approval, our proposals for 100 Church Gate provide 262 new build to rent 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments, external landscaping, private balconies, ground floor amenity spaces and a resident’s roof terrace. Residents will also have access to on-site car parking and cycle parking. 100 Church Gate is committed to positively contributing to an evolving residential led community and area through the provision of a broad range of quality internal and external facilities.

The proposals will regenerate a prominent site in the centre of Leicester which has been carefully designed to complement its surroundings whilst delivering much needed new homes in the city. The scheme therefore forms part of the urban renaissance in this part of Leicester; bringing forward modern new living accommodation to create highly sustainable new neighbourhoods.

The proposals also supports pedestrian connectivity around the site as well as providing a wider connection to the local context and surroundings. The scheme would bring a large area and element of greenery to the city centre which improves and enhances the very small amount of greenery there is at present. Alongside this, the proposals include a significant amount of new landscaping which will enhance the public realm and supporting the consented surrounding improvements to Leicester City Centre.

A well designed, contemporary and quality proposal

The redevelopment of the Matalan site through these proposals will provide a new gateway along Church Gate in Leicester’s City Centre. The scheme will provide a recognisable form with quality materials and design which remains sympathetic to the history and heritage of the site. 100 Church Gate introduces a lifestyle concept to apartment living which is enhanced by the unique opportunity of green living and spaces. Our scheme introduces a distinctive new tall building to Vaughan Way which further defines this area in conjunction with the developments at The Wullcomb, 97 Church Gate, Sandacres and Peter’s Lane.

The existing site is enhanced and redeveloped through the introduction of a vibrant new green corridor and public realm to Church Gate which incorporates these features. The views towards St Margaret’s church have been retained and enhanced through the design of this scheme. This is achieved by setting back the building along Church Gate which also permits the introduction of sympathetic lighting, defensible space, and strategic planting.

The proposal steps away in height from the existing surrounding heritage assets to protect and preserve the heritage of the site and surrounding key buildings and features. The proposal responds to the site’s context and details these individually to enable each aspect of the scheme to draw in identity from its context. The detailing and specification of each of the materials to these forms defines the street elevations and enables activation of the frontage in relation to the various buildings, features and aspects.

100 Church Gate – in summary

Our plans will help meet this demand and reduce pressure on existing traditional private housing to meet the accommodation needs of residents throughout the city.

Our plans include:

  • 262 new 1, 2, and 3 bed apartments over fourteen storeys
  • Ground floor amenity with a resident’s entrance space and opportunity for flexible working / socialising / relaxing spaces
  • Resident’s outdoor courtyard and terrace at ground floor
  • Private balconies and private ground floor gardens
  • Resident’s roof terraces at 10th floor
  • Duplex apartments
  • Secure access systems
  • Cycle parking and a bin store will be provided at ground floor for residents

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.