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Multi-room Portfolio Expands Further With Leicester City-Centre Scheme Contract

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Multi-Room

Multidisciplinary main contractor Winvic will construct and fit-out a 384 apartment build-to-rent project for property rental agents Leicester Lettings Ltd. Located at the former Merlin Works site on Bath Lane in Leicester, a 68,000 sq. ft. long-standing vacant site located just outside the city centre ring road, the modern apartment blocks will be complete by the end 2020.

The scheme will comprise 256 one bedroom and 128 two bedroom apartments within three towers that will reach to 10, 14 and 16 storeys high. There will also be a ground floor commercial unit, a two-level under croft car park and a shared outdoor space for residents, which will be created via a five, eight and nine-storey raised podium. Large floor to ceiling windows that bring a generous amount of light and stunning views to tenants are one of the key elements of the simple design.

Contracts have been signed in the week when Winvic’s new multi-room video profile reveals the figures behind the contractor’s recent sector expansion and controlled future growth.

  • 2529 bedrooms have been completed to date
  • 3269 bedrooms are under construction with a total project value of £195 million
  • 5300 bedrooms will be completed by August 2019
  • Sector turnover by 2018: £115 million
  • Sector turnover by 2019: £180 million
  • Sector turnover by 2020: £250 million

Andy Bassett, Winvic’s Operations Manager for the new Bath Lane project, commented: “It’s fantastic to announce that we are working with Jamie Lewis of Leicester Lettings Ltd on another city centre, high rise residential project and our relationship is an example of how we attract repeat business. We are also particularly looking forward to facilitating work placements for local young people, who can be proud of being a part of their city’s regeneration; we have already been working with Leicester City Council to achieve this and will continue to create partnerships with communities throughout the development.”

Jamie Lewis, Managing Director of Leicester Lettings Ltd, said: “The regeneration of the Bath Lane area is well underway and the design of our 10 to 16 storey residential scheme has been developed to fit in with the adjacent buildings and have stunning views of the river. There is a real need for contemporary accommodation in central Leicester, as in many other UK cities, that means individuals, students, couples and families can live close to their places of work, study and leisure amenities, and have great transport links; having worked with Winvic before, I know the 384 apartments and other residential spaces will be completed to the absolute highest standards and will be enjoyed by tenants at the end of 2020.”

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Winvic has provided multidisciplinary construction services on a national scale since 2001, and ever since has been fostering relationships with a growing list of public and private sector clients. Known for forging pioneering schemes, excelling across all sectors, and affording flexibility to developers and occupiers alike, Winvic has been built on foundations where expectations are exceeded.

Widely known as the UK’s leading industrial ‘shed specialist’, our expertise spans many areas; civils and infrastructure, build-to-rent, student accommodation, office and commercial, fit out works and specialist sustainable builds, including the fulfilment of turnkey project requirements. Our open approach to schemes of any size allows us to be flexible, we have an enviable record of project delivery and we are committed to delivering an ever improving quality of service and product, responsibly, ethically and safely. That’s just the Winvic Way.

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