St George Street, Leicester

Public realm works and highway works in the heart of Leicester City Centre

St George Street, Leicester

Public realm works and highway works in the heart of Leicester City Centre

St George Street, Leicester

Public realm works and highway works in the heart of Leicester City Centre

St George Street, Leicester

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Leicester City Council to carry out public realm and highway works on St George Street in Leicester’s city centre.

Project Overview

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Leicester City Council to carry out public realm and highway works on St George Street in Leicester’s city centre.

The scheme was procured as a call-off on the council’s Highway Maintenance and Construction framework following a mini-competition. The overhaul of St George Street – between its junctions with St George’s Way and Queen Street – aimed to create a more attractive and people- friendly route linking the railway station, city centre, and Cultural Quarter.

Key Details
  • Client Leicester City Council
  • Project value £850k
  • Date September 2022
  • Expertise Public Realm
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The Outcome

St George St was pedestrianised between its junctions with Queen St and the A594 (Central Ring Road), except for a short egress route for vehicles leaving the Mercury Place complex. A series of rainwater gardens were created and trees planted along the edges of the street, which will help make the area more attractive to visitors and provide better natural drainage.

A new terraced lawn area was created at the junction with St George’s Way, where an existing retaining wall was lowered to help open up the area and create a more inviting approach. The main footway was reconstructed in resin-bound gravel and weaves between the new planting, with high-quality block paving marking the entrances to Mercury Place, St George’s Churchyard and the existing children’s play area.


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