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For Sale – Site for Student Development

122-182 Western Road, Leicester, LE3 0EA

Executive Summary

  • Industrial unit ripe for conversion to student apartments
  • Site Area – 0.21 acres
  • Positive pre-application responses for student development
  • £20,340 pa income from existing leases
  • For sale on an unconditional basis
  • Offers Over £1.0 million


The property currently comprises mainly two-storey brick built industrial units arranged around a central secure yard.

The existing buildings extend to a total of 5,435 sq.ft. (505m2) on a site of 0.21 acres

All buildings are currently let under a single lease expiring in July 2019, but has been sub-let into three separate units.



The property is located 1 mile to the South West of Leicester City Centre and is less than half a mile from De Montfort University (DMU) main campus.

The area surrounding the property is considered the main student location for DMU.

There is easy access to the University, local shopping facilities adjacent (Lidl/Starbucks/Evans Cycles) and a range of retail and leisure services on Narborough Road and especially the popular West End around Braunstone Gate.

Leicester’s main railway station is within 1 mile and junction 21 of the M1 is some 3 miles to the south west.


This opportunity occupies a prominent position close to the junction of Upperton Road and Western Road 1 mile south west of Leicester City Centre.

The property is situated in a cul-de-sac created by the dissection of Western Road by the Upperton Road improvement works completed in 2009.

It has open/green space to three of its four elevations which will enhance any future development.

Nearby Student Schemes

  • Upperton Road – 479 Beds
  • Albion Court – 106 Beds
  • Westdale Court – 58 Beds
  • Liberty Park – 690 Beds
  • The Summit – 114 Beds



The existing property provides the following accommodation:

The current student scheme proposed will provide an 85-bedroom student block made up of 61 studios and 6 four bedroom cluster flats over ground and 5 upper floors.

The estimated Gross External Area of the new scheme is 3,456m2.



Rated as three separate units as follows


Architects acting for the vendors have prepared a scheme for an 85-bedroom student scheme, plans for which can be found in the Data Room.

The current proposal is for the development of ground and five upper floors to provide 61 studio apartments and 6 four-bedroom cluster flats.

As part of the process, the architects sought pre-application advice from Leicester City Council Planning Department. Their response was positive, and a full copy of that response is provided in the Data Room.


We are instructed to invite unconditional offers over £1m for the freehold interest subject to the current lease.


We understand that any purchase would be subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Further Information

As the property is currently tenanted all viewings should be arranged through Intali.

For this and any further information please contact

Adam Burdett

0116 365 1111

07734 111005

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