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Welford Road,

reveal surrounds with keystone hoods and horizontal contrasting stone string courses.
The windows are vertical in proportion and the eaves line is exaggerated with stonework detailing arching over the top-level windows. The roof is steeply pitched and visible from the street adding to the building’s mass. At street level the windows are taller, and railings are set in the openings over small pavement lights to the lower levels. Our designs introduced two courtyards for light & ventilation, which assisted the buildability of refurbished areas and the new extension.
We worked closely throughout the project with the design and site teams to ensure a smooth transition from planning to completion.

This development of student accommodation at Reynard House in Leicester, provides 267 bedrooms, a communal area and associated ancillary facilities. The development had a value of £18m and a completion date of August 2022 by Dako Construction.
We worked closely with Study Inn, student housing providers, and Cerda Planning consultants to bring the right tone of design to the existing building on the site: Reynard House. Previously redundant but historically used as an office and is on a tight inner-city site.
Keeping as much as possible of the existing structure; the design of the building draws on the character and quality of the adjacent historic shoe and boot factory. The building is characterised by a striking brickwork facade with regular window openings, detailed window





Hilton Hotel

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