List of tallest buildings and structures in Leicester

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This list of tallest buildings in Leicester ranks the tallest buildings in Leicester, United Kingdom by height. The tallest building in Leicester is currently the 17–storey Cardinal Telephone Exchange, which rises 84 metres (276 ft) roof height and to around some 100 metres (328 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), the Summit, a student accommodation tower on Eastern Boulevard, is the city's third tallest building since its completion in 2013.

Tallest completed buildings[edit]

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 buildings included are all buildings in Leicester over 40 m (130 ft) in height.

Cardinal Telephone Exchange Tower

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Rank Name (Street address) Postcode

district/sector

Roof 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
4 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 Commercial Office
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
9 Framland House LE2/0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970s Residential
10 Gordon House LE2/0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970s Residential
11 Maxfield House LE2/0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970s Residential
12 Attenborough Building LE1/0 52 m (171 ft) 18 1970 University
13 De Montfort House LE1/0 48 m (157 ft) 16 ≅1996 Residential
14 Elizabeth House LE1/0 46 m (151 ft) 16 1976 Residential
15 Merlin Heights LE3/0 45 m (148 ft) 13 2016 Residential
16= National Space Centre LE4/5 41 m (135 ft) N/A 2001 Visitor attraction/ museum
16= Abbey Pumping Station LE4/5 41 m (135 ft) Chimney stack 1891 Museum

Tallest buildings under construction, approved, on hold/cancelled or proposed[edit]

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Leicester either under construction, approved, on hold/cancelled or proposed over an approximate 40 m (130 ft) in height; 10 years ago to present. Sources: Buildings in Leicester & Leicester Building Projects, Index's of construction and development in Leicester.

Rank Name (Street address) Postcode

district/sector

Roof height AGL Floors Expected
completion
Use Developer Architect(s) Status
1 Westbridge Hotel Tower LE3/5 117 m (384 ft) 39 Hotel Westbridge Living Ian Simpson Architects On hold
2 No. 1 Westbridge Tower 1 LE3/5 76 m (249 ft) 26 Residential Westbridge Living Ian Simpson Architects On hold
3 Block A Bath Lane LE3/5 73 m (240 ft) 24 Residential Urban Invest Leach Rhodes Walker Approved
4 No. 1 Westbridge Tower 2 LE3/5 59 m (194 ft) 20 Residential Westbridge Living Ian Simpson Architects On hold
5 Humberstone Gate
(Cultural Quarter)
LE1/1 ≅50 m (160 ft) 18 Residential Land Invest Ltd Boden Associates Proposed
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)