Project Update:
The Cultural Quarter

Design Studio Architects have an exciting project in the pipeline within Leicester’s Cultural Quarter — the former textile and shoe hub has transformed into a thriving area for creatives, artists, craftspeople and designers. The Victorian buildings that were former factories are now home to a lively community and give the area its unique character.

The 6 storey building will contain three artist workshops on the ground floor, with 29 flats above the workshops. They comprise of studios, 1 and 2-bed apartments, complete with a green roof which has a grass area on top of the roof. The scheme will also provide social housing in line with the council requirements.

The scheme was described by the planning committee as ‘a positive contribution to the area with a well thought out frontage’. 

Currently, the package is out to tender and is expected to commence on site early next year, with an estimated completion date of Spring/Summer 2021.

Stay tuned on our social media channels and our blog for more updates on this exciting development.

It has been an exhilarating few weeks at Design Studio Architects; we have rebranded ourselves, launched our new website and we have our upcoming move to new offices.

For our team, it has been an exciting time; we thought that it was time we had a makeover to really get across our ethos, and what architecture means to us.

We Listen. We Think. We Design. Here at Design Studio Architects, we place our clients at the heart of everything we do, and this is what we wanted to convey in our transformation. We are in tune with our client’s worlds: their industry, commercial imperatives, their needs and vision for the future – and we wanted to showcase that in our rebrand.

Our vision is to promote the importance of sustainable architecture in the built environment that is responsive to the technical, aesthetic and budgetary expectations of our clients.

Our approach is analytical with the aim to engage and solve problems within a specific context. We feel architecture is about the people as well as the buildings and therefore the buildings should be influenced by their surroundings, their use and the end users.

We will also be making a move into our new offices soon; for the team here at DSA, it is the beginning of a new, exciting chapter of growth and development.

If you have any architectural queries, from residential projects right through to commercial and industrial units, don’t hesitate to pop into our new office or pick up the phone for a call.