The former Grade II Listed hosiery buildings are an important landmark in Leicester’s history, and are thought to be the first of their kind in the City.




Leicester City Council
771 m2 GIA
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A period of functional obsolescence led to severe deterioration of this group of Grade II Listed buildings. The City Council purchased the site with a view to transforming this into a hub for contemporary industrial processes, which would be consistent with the heritage of the building.

ProCon Awards
Regeneration Project of the Year – Winner

East Midlands Property Awards
Regeneration & Restoration Project of the Year – Finalist


Makers Yard is a high profile, strategically important physical regeneration workspace scheme funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Leicester City Council. Delivered on time, under budget as a sensitive restoration of a Grade II Listed building, the client brief was fully met. I would not hesitate to recommend Maber to you.

Peter Chandler
Creative Workspace Development Manager
Leicester City Council


The tenants have independent washing facilities and large flexible workspaces / workshops. The scheme provides 771sqm of floor area total, split across 10 units. Tenants are made up from various industrial backgrounds, ranging from furniture, painting, sculpture and pottery to textiles and fashion. The majority of units (c.70%) were pre-let before the building officially opened in early 2013.

The building provides shared facilities including a communal kiln room and external courtyard areas, with circulation routes throughout the building having been improved with the insertion of a new lift and stair core to provide access for all.