Green light for 40 flats set to replace former office space

After receiving planning permission, an office block in Leicester is poised for transformation into 40 flats.

The city council has given the green light for converting the upper floors of Horsefair House on Horsefair Street.

While the ground floor continues to house shops, and a nightclub called Waikiki occupies the basement, the remainder of the building is currently vacant.

Proposed plans indicate that the shops will be retained, but the nightclub will undergo closure and conversion into a gym for residents.

As part of the approval, planning officers have imposed a condition mandating the closure of the nightclub before the first residents move in, as reported by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The office space is slated to transform into 23 studio flats, 13 one-bedroom apartments, and four two-bedroom units.

The council has granted permission for the project, deeming it as ‘an effective use of an existing building.

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