Former education building on historic site for sale


Innes England has been appointed to market prestigious former education buildings overlooking one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks.

The site, situated next to Jewry Wall which was once part of the Roman public baths in the city, has until recently been home to Vaughan College, part of the University of Leicester’s Institute of Lifelong Learning.

With the adult educational provision now relocated to the University’s main site, the Grade II listed buildings on St Nicholas Circle became vacant.

The property, designed by acclaimed architect Trevor Dannatt, is now for sale on a freehold basis at £695,000.

Paul Watson, of Innes England’s Leicester office, said: “We are delighted to be asked by the University to be the sole agent for the building.

“It represents a unique opportunity with flexible space suitable for modern education, office or community use but is right next to one of Leicester’s most historic sites which is also a scheduled ancient monument.

“With its prominent position and good access to amenities and the city’s road system, we envisage there will be plenty of interest in the site.”

The 2,233 sqm property occupies a frontage position to the north side of St Nicholas Circle just to the west of Leicester’s inner ring road system and close to Highcross shopping centre. The buildings are a part two-storey and three-storey concrete framed structure configured in an ‘L’ shape.

Part of the ground floor houses Leicester’s Jewry Wall Museum and above the museum is the former college’s reception, main hall, offices, teaching rooms, library and cafeteria. The interconnected three-storey section has basement level parking for 18 cars with the upper floors providing good sized seminar/classrooms.

Architect Trevor Dannatt made his name after World War Two for his practical building work with the emphasis on thoughtful and sensitive design. He went on to design many school and university buildings, most notably overseeing the transformation of the Royal Naval College buildings at Greenwich into University of Greenwich facilities.

To arrange a viewing of the property, contact Paul Watson on 0116 255 5455.