Queens Building, Leicester

Prime Leisure Opportunity in the Heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter
  • Beautiful recently refurbished listed building
  • Directly opposite Leicester’s nationally renowned Curve Theatre
  • Large ground floor and basement bar/restaurant opportunity
  • Huge frontage to Orton Square
  • 4,560 sq.ft over ground and basement levels
  • New lease available
Under Offer


A unique leisure space situated in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and directly opposite the renowned 1,300 seat Curve Theatre.

The Grade II listed Queens Building has recently been the subject of a high quality refurbishment to develop 14 apartments to the upper floors. The ground and basement levels are now ready to provide a large restaurant/bar unit to take advantage of this eclectic arts and leisure based enclave close to the city centre.

There are already a number of award winning bars and restaurants in the locale, but this property presents an opportunity to create a true destination venue.


Leicester is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK with a population of 329,839 (2011 census).

The City has the largest economy in the East Midlands and is situated at the heart of the UK.

The City is some 30 miles south of Nottingham, 28 miles north-east of Coventry and is close to Loughborough, Birmingham, Derby, Rugby, Lutterworth and Market Harborough.

There are direct rail links to London (1 hour 10 minutes), Nottingham, Birmingham and Sheffield.

There is also easy access to East Midlands airport (40 minutes drive) and Birmingham airport (50 minutes). In addition the City benefits from excellent local and national bus services.


The Cultural Quarter regeneration project began in the late 1990’s and has seen extensive residential development most of which is from the conversion of former factories although there are a small number of new build schemes.

The centerpiece of the project is the Vinoly designed 1,300 seat Curve Theatre which is directly opposite the subject property. The Curve is now one of the top ten producing theatres in the UK and was a £60m project, opening in 2008.

The property is also opposite Athena, a 1,300 seat conference and event centre housed in Streamline Moderne former Odeon cinema building.

The property is also opposite Exchange Buildings, another development of leisure and residential units, and also abuts the St George’s Churchyard which is the largest green open space in the City. There is potential for outside seating in this soon to be upgraded public space.


This beautiful Grade II listed building has recently been developed to provide 14 high quality apartments. The ground and basement levels are now ready to be fitted out for a destination leisure venue.

Internally the unit will be completed to shell finish but there are unlimited opportunities to create unique dining and bar areas within more than 4,500 sq.ft of space over ground and basement floors.


Measurements are Gross Internal and are approximate:

Basement: 1,891 sq ft (175 sq m)
Ground Floor: 2,669 sq ft (248 sq m)

Lease Terms

The property is available by way of a new effective full repairing and insuring lease for a term of not less than 10 years.


Further Information

For further information, please contact

Adam Burdett
W: 0116 365 1111
M: 07734 111 005