©2019 by UNIT 17, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Heather McVicar

heather_mcvicar@hotmail.com

Today, Leicester is one of the UK`s most ethnically diverse cities. The project proposes that the nationwide concept of ‘devo max’ be extended locally to give greater cultural autonomy and representative status to the diverse communities that reside in the city`s suburban area. Within the context of this newly devolved and less centralised city a new city centre gateway is proposed.

Through the combined program of a city centre bus terminal, a market hall and a cultural centre, Leicester Gateway aims to bring the city’s different communities together as an integral part of their everyday lives and to promote the expression and understanding of their different cultural identities within a shared public space.