The factual accuracy of parts of this article (those related to Store information is outdated, there is a Tesco Express near Bede Park, the Sainsbury's and the Tesco Metro are gone I think? But there's a huge Tesco on Narborough Road, which is not part of Bede Island. I don't know about the other businesses. Someone with more knowledge of the area, please update) may be compromised due to out-of-date information. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.(January 2014)
Bede Island is an area of Leicester, England close to the city centre, with the River Soar to the west and Grand Union Canal to the east. For many years Bede Island South was a run down area of brownfield land home to Vic Berry's locomotive scrapyard but in the 1990s urban regeneration sought to improve housing, employment opportunities and the environment in the area. The programme was successful in developing the waterfront of Leicester, a key part of the overall transformation of the city. A square includes a small Sainsburys and a Tesco Metro, formerly "The Quay" bar and diner. Local streets are named after herbs and spices,these are Sage Road, Tarragon Road, Coriander Road, Mint Road and Thyme Close. Office blocks were built on the former site of the Kirby and West dairy, which was relocated to Richard III Road.