The Last Plantagenet is a building with an interesting history. Named after the last Plantagenet king of England Richard III as the place where he stayed before the eve of the Battle of Bosworth. Richard III remains were recently uncovered not too far from this location in a car park.
The building was originally built in the 1950s for the Maple furniture store as a reinforced concrete structure. It was later occupied by Wetherspoon’s and then stood derelict for a number of years.
Work is now underway to transform the building into 57 high quality self-contained studio apartments, with communal lounges, a gym and service facilities.
Empace were appointed to look at the structural aspects of the proposals alongside Yeme Architects.
Press coverage of the project: https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/multi-million-pound-plans-former-4447905
The Last Plantagenet
Granby St, Leicester
Refurbishment, Mixed Use Commercial & Residential