Leicester Tigers stadium plans submitted for planning
A £100 million regeneration blueprint designed by AFL Architects for Leicester in the UK, has been submitted to planners on behalf of the city’s Tigers rugby club.
Property management company Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) submitted the ambitious plans which show that land around Leicester Tigers' stadium will be transformed with a four-star hotel, multi-storey car park and major office development. The scheme also includes a new building for Leicester's hospitals and accommodation for students in the city.
The Tigers say the new plans complement the ambitious £30m redevelopment of its famous Welford Road ground, also designed by AFP, which is well underway. The development is set to raise the ground’s capacity to 30,000 – creating the largest purpose built club rugby stadium in the country.
At least two major hotel groups are vying to build a 141-room luxury hotel on site. Other proposals include a grand plaza linking the hotel with the Tigers stadium.
The council will make a decision on the Tigers' application in the next 13 weeks.