Work begins to make space for Leicester railway station transformation

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An ambitious plan to transform Leicester’s historic railway station and restore its hidden Victorian façade has taken an important step forward.

The multi-million-pound project aims to revitalise and restore the landmark station building, improve facilities for passengers and create a more accessible and attractive gateway into the city.

Contractors have now been appointed to carry out the demolition of 48 London Road which stands immediately next to the railway station.

The work will be carried out by demolition specialists AR Demolition, who will take over the buildings from Monday (12 Feb). Internal works and surveys will be carried out over the coming weeks before work to carefully bring the building down gets underway in late spring.

Demolition of the property will create the space needed to relocate the railway station’s main entrance onto Station Street and create an attractive new open space that will link directly to the Granby Street super crossing and into the city centre.

It will also allow the original Station Street façade of the Grade II-listed station building to be revealed and restored to its Victorian glory.

Rail services to and from Leicester will be unaffected by the demolition works.

Pedestrian access to the railway station will

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