List of tallest buildings and structures in Leicester

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This list of tallest buildings and structures in Leicester ranks the loftiest buildings in Leicester, United Kingdom by height. In pole position within the city is the 17+ storey Cardinal Telephone Exchange (dating back some 50 years), which rises 84 metres (276 ft) (c. 95 metres (312 ft) to pinnacle/antennae). As of 2012 it is the United Kingdom's 54th tallest building. If constructed, the approved Westbridge Hotel Tower would reach 117 metres (384 ft), therefore becoming the city's tallest building. At 67 metres (220 ft) and 22–storeys, the Summit, a student accommodation tower on Eastern Boulevard, is the city's third tallest tower block since its completion in 2013. There are twelve buildings in the city rising more than 50 metres (164 ft).

Tallest completed buildings[edit]

Cardinal Tele Exchange LE5
St. George's Tower LE1 & Elizabeth House LE2
The Summit-Liberty Qtr. LE3
Merlin Heights LE3
Carrick Point, Evington LE5


This is a list of the tallest completed buildings in Leicester. Heights are approximate and measured to the structural height, which includes architectural elements, but not communications spires or antennae. The items listed are all buildings in Leicester with a height of approximately 40 m (≈125 ft) and over. Heights are above ground level (AGL)


Rank
Name (Street address) Postcode sector Height AGL Floors Built Use
1 Cardinal Telephone Exchange LE5 0 84 m (276 ft) 17 1970 Commercial Office
2 St George's Tower LE1 1 82 m (269 ft) 20 1960 Commercial Office
=3 Leicester Cathedral LE1 5 67 m (220 ft) n/a 1860 Church
=3 The Summit Eastern Boulevard LE2 7 67 m (220 ft) 22 2013 Residential
5 Goscote House LE2 0 66 m (217 ft) 22 1973 Residential
6 Thames Tower LE1 3 58 m (190 ft) 18 1969 Residential
7 Church of St Mary de Castro, Leicester LE1 5 55 m (180 ft) n/a 1107 Church
=8 Clipstone House LE2 0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970s Residential
=8 Framland House LE2 0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970s Residential
=8 Gordon House LE2 0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970s Residential
=8 Maxfield House LE2 0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970s Residential
=8 Attenborough Building UoL LE1 7 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970 University
13 Humberstone Gate (Intl. Hotel) LE1 1 50 m (160 ft) 12 1970 Ex Office; Ex Hotel
14 De Montfort House LE1 5 48 m (157 ft) 16 c. 1996 Residential
=15 Elizabeth House LE2 0 46 m (151 ft) 16 1976 Residential
=15 Midland House, 60 Charles St. LE1 1 46 m (151 ft) 14 1976 Office; Retail
=15 Opal Court LE1 7 46 m (151 ft) 15 2003 Residential; Retail
=15 Leicester Crown House LE1 3 46 m (151 ft) 11 c. 1972 Office
=15 St Johns House LE1 6 46 m (151 ft) 11 c. 1975 Office
20 Merlin Heights LE3 5 45 m (148 ft) 13 2016 Student residential
21 Carrick Point LE5 4 44 m (144 ft) 14 c. 1975 Residential
22 The Charles Wilson Building UoL LE1 7 43 m (141 ft) 13 1966 University
20 Merlin Heights LE3 5 45 m (148 ft) 13 2016 Student residential
=23 Arts Tower DMU
Vijay Patel Building
LE1 9 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) 11
+ Lift Tower
1966
2017
University
=23 National Space Centre LE4 5 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) N/A 2001 Visitor attraction/
museum
=23 Abbey Pumping Station LE4 5 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) Chimney stack 1891 Museum
=23 Bosworth House DMU LE1 6 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) 10 c. 1975 University
=23 Engineering Building UoL LE1 7 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) 11
+ pinnacle
1963 University
=23 Epic House LE1 3 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) 12 1967 Residential; Retail
=23 Unite Students, Filbert village, Lineker Rd LE2 7 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) 12 2004 Student Residential
=23 Leicester Town Hall LE1 9 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) N/A
tower
1875 Register Office
=23 St Leonards Court LE2 1 ≲ 40 m (125 ft) 12 1970 Apartments

Tallest buildings yet to complete[edit]

This is a list of the tallest buildings yet to complete in Leicester (over ≈ 40 m /≈125 ft/ in height) that are under construction, approved, on hold/cancelled or proposed (c.2000–present).[1][2]

Rank Name (Street address) Postcode sector Height AGL Floors Completion date Use Developer Architect(s) Status
1 Merlin Works LE3 5 47 m (154 ft) 10,14,16 Residential CODE/Winvic Staniforth Architects Under Construction
2 Vaughan Way, Highcross St LE1 4 42 m (138 ft) 5,7,10,12 Residential; Retail CODE/Winvic Franklin Ellis Architects Under Construction
3 Block A Bath Lane LE3 5 73 m (240 ft) 24 Residential Urban Invest Leach Rhodes Walker Approved
4 Student Village, UoL Ext'n LE2 6, LE2 7 40 m (130 ft) 5,9,14 2022 (est.) Residential; University Approved
5 Humberstone Gate
(Cultural Quarter)
LE1 1 ≅ 65 m (213 ft) 21 Residential Land Invest Ltd Boden Associates Planning
6 Burleys Way Tower LE1 3 52 m (171 ft) 17 Hotel; Retail The Bowbridge Group Proposed

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] (General Database of Skyscrapers)
  • [2] (Specific statistics on British buildings)
  • [3] (Diagrams and details of buildings)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.emporis.com/city/leicester-unitedkingdom/all-buildings Buildings in Leicester]
  2. ^ Leicester Building Projects Indexes of construction and development in Leicester