A demonstration of our commitment to placemaking, Wolsey Island complements the industrial heritage of the former Wolsey Works textile factory with high quality, sustainable homes that are fit for the future. The joint venture development with Midland Heart has delivered 200 homes, from one-bed apartments to four-bedroom homes with waterside views of the River Soar and Grand Union Canal.
Following engagement with the local council and partners, the development features new bridges across the river and canal, encouraging greater connectivity with the city. Improved access to canal tow paths, communal car parking and a central open space featuring a tree-lined boulevard further enhance the space.
Working closely with Leicester City Council, the local community and wider stakeholders, the development was designed to echo the site's heritage of the former Wolsey Textile factory. Iconic industrial features have been retained whilst adopting a contemporary aesthetic.
The joint venture with Midland Heart has created a community which supports the local housing needs through the provision of homes for private rent and open market sale.
Out of the 200 new homes in the development 64% are available for Shared Ownership and affordable rent.
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