Work will begin this week on a new hotel development at Leicester Tiger’s Welford Road stadium.
The £22m project will see the construction of a five-floor, 183 room hotel, with 3,300 square metres of reception, lounge and dining areas, as well as a business centre, retail and lobby areas opening up onto an outdoor fan zone in front of the Holland & Barrett Stand.
The facility will also house a fitness suite, restaurant and fifth-floor ‘sky bar’ on top of an underground car park.
The work will start on Monday 23 March and is being led by Marshalls Commercial Property Development Ltd.
Access to the NCP car park ceased on Wednesday 18 March. The existing entrance on the Welford Road side will be closed to the public until project completion.
The project will not be affected by the postponement of matches in light of the current Covid-19 outbreak, and Marshalls will be operating a closed and secure site during this period.
From Monday, March 23, yellow hoardings will be erected around the perimeter of the current car park site and there may be some disruption to pathways as well as increased construction vehicle traffic via the current entrance on Welford Road.
There will be limitations to parking in and around Welford Road Stadium in the coming months and the club will share further details in regards to matchday and non-matchday parking after the current five-week suspension of the season as directed by Premiership Rugby and EPCR.