Construction of the first phase of the new ‘Everards Meadows’ in Enderby has begun.
The site, located adjacent to the old Everards Brewery and next door to the police headquarters, will become a new tourist destination in the district celebrating food and drink.
A café and cycle centre will be built during the first phase of construction alongside the spine road, car parking, cycle and footpaths, and a bridge over the River Soar.
Excited about pedestrian and cycle links
Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic and Community Development, said: “We are so pleased to see this promising development get underway. The fact Everards have committed their long-term future in the District is great news.
“We are particularly excited to see the new pedestrian and cycle links that will connect the site with both the District of Blaby and Leicester City, ensuring that people can visit the site by cycling or walking.”
The next phase of development, which will include the brewery, beer hall and offices, is expected to begin at the end of 2018.
For more information on the planning applications, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/planning, and search 15/1524/RM.
For more details on the Everards Meadows development, visit www.everardsmeadows.co.uk.