Phoenix Square, built by Willmott Dixon in Leicester, was been named Regeneration Project of the Year at the recent 2010 East Midlands Property Awards.

The Phoenix Square redevelopment scheme by Blueprint has seen the transformation of a former factory site in the St Georges area of Leicester into a vibrant mixed-use ‘Cultural Quarter’.

The project was applauded by awards judges as ‘leading from the front’ for providing a truly integrated scheme which mixes digital media and arts, with creative space to work and also live.

Peter Owen, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the Midlands commented: “The Digital Media Centre at Phoenix Square was designed as a lively and active building on the streetscape on Leicester, and it certainly has provided a culturally diverse and creative focal point for the city. For Willmott Dixon it follows in a long line of areas we have helped regenerate through the buildings we create, helping to bring new prosperity to the local community through the power of the build environment.”

“It’s a great honour to be associated with Phoenix Square and would very much like to congratulate all who have been involved with it.”

Phoenix Square is notable for its many eco-friendly credentials including solar and photovoltaic panels on the roof and ground source heat pumps to supply natural heating.

Plans for phase 2 of the scheme were announced by Blueprint earlier this year and are expected to result in the construction of new hotels, office spaces and restaurants.

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