Projects: Industrial

New Carriage Builders

Location:

Leicester

Client:

Central England Co-operative Ltd

Local Authority:

Leicester City Council

Planning consent was gained for Leicester Carriage Builders (LCB), a specialist vehicle building and modification facility associated with Central England Co-operative Limited for over 40 years. LCB produce bespoke vehicles for a wide range of public and private sector customers working on a range of vehicles including mobile libraries; welfare vehicles and security vans.

Due to growing demand for an ever more diverse range of conversions, including large HGV and articulated vehicles, permission was sought to allow the eventual relocation of the business to a much larger site in Leicester.

The Practice worked as part of a comprehensive development team, leading and co-ordinating the preparation, compilation and registration of a detailed planning application, addressing issues concerning design, transport, sustainability and ecology.