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City Centre Developers Light up Leicester

18 Dec 2017, Posted by Heidi Salmons in Community involvement, Corporate social responsibility, Project Updates

Developers involved in regeneration projects in Leicester city centre have lit  up the city for Christmas.

“We are delighted to be able to provide the Christmas tree in line with our commitment to working in a respectful way on all sites, being mindful of the public and the environment, through our role as a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.”

 

Mark Jones, Director for Multi-room

Leicester-based Sowden Group, involved in a number of city centre projects, has sponsored Christmas lights in New Walk, close to a £30 million office, retail and residential scheme due to complete soon on the site of former city council offices.

And Sowden has also jointly sponsored a giant Christmas tree in Vaughan Way where a 12 storey apartment and retail block is being built in a £40 million scheme. The tree is also sponsored by construction company Winvic and property investors Longharbour.

Sowden managing director Roy Coley said he was delighted to bring some festive cheer top the city.

“Sowden, along with Winvic and Longharbour, are transforming much of the city centre but we appreciate that a building site isn’t necessarily an attractive feature during the development phase.  Hopefully our Christmas tree and Christmas lights will brighten things up.” he said.

Mark Jones, director of multi-room for Winvic, said, “We are delighted to be able to provide the Christmas tree in line with our commitment to working in a respectful way on all sites, being mindful of the public and the environment, through our role as a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.”

Established in 1950, the Leicester city centre-based Sowden Group has been, and continues to be, involved in some of the biggest regeneration projects in the centre of Leicester, providing much-needed Grade A office space, retail units and city centre accommodation. Sowden played an instrumental role in the £300 million Highcross shopping centre development.

Pictured: The Vaughan Way Christmas tree, sponsored by Sowden, Winvic and Longharbour.