25 Millstone Lane

Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative

25 Millstone Lane & 2 Marble Street

Makeover for Former Mill in City Centre

The buildings of 25 Millstone Lane and 2 Marble Street comprise a Victorian former textile mill in the historic heart of Leicester was restored thanks to a grant of £108k.

The three-storey landmark property on the corner of Millstone Lane and Marble Street represents the Greyfriars conservation area’s commercial and industrial past.

The building had previously been converted into student flats. All of the windows had been infilled with two courses of brick to fit unsuitable uPVC double glazed windows.

Restoration Work

The grant funding paid for timber sash windows to be reinstated, repairs to the brickwork, and removal of modern cabling and alarm boxes to tidy up the building.

The decorative brickwork and the data stone, which reads ‘Tudor Chambers’ and ‘1900’ was carefully cleaned. Satellite dishes were removed, and security cameras replaced with a more discreet model.

The works have dramatically enhanced the townscape merit of the building improved a prominent corner in a neglected part of the Greyfriars conservation area.

The main contractor for the works was Harbot Builders.

The works took place between June and October 2017.

Learn about the history of Millstone Lane and the history of hosiery in Leicester.

25 Millstone Lane Before Restoration

After Restoration