Leicester’s historic buildings restored
A previously ‘neglected’ area of Leicester city centre is due to see its historic buildings restored and rejuvenated in a new £1.6 million makeover.
The city council last month outlined new plans to restore the area near the cathedral, which it had identified as needing repair and renovation. The ‘Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative’ will restore around 20 Georgian buildings, which have been repurposed as bars, offices and restaurants, over the next 5 years.
Commenting on the upcoming restorations, City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby stated that: “We have some lovely Georgian buildings here and quite a lot from later periods, and with a bit of tender loving care it could be an absolute gem.”
He added: “We want to keep the historic character of this area.”
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