Silver Arcade, an impressive Grade II Listed building in the centre of Leicester, has had a sensitive full refurbishment of its entire third floor.




Maber Architects
Retrofit & Recladding

The Silver Arcade, designed by Amos Hall and originally opened in 1899, is a Grade II Listed building located in the centre of Leicester which was originally built to house shops, offices and showrooms over 4 storeys.

Over the past decade, the building struggled to attract tenants to the upper retail units and the majority of the arcade remained vacant.

Having observed the decline of this impressive building over the last few years, maber decided to carry out a full refurbishment of the entire third floor and eventually made the stunning new studio space their new home.


maber sensitively refurbished the space to form their own studio, utilising a subtle palette of materials to carefully express the features of the building. The interesting spaces created in the arcade allowed maber to completely re-think their way of working and employ a more creative and flexible workplace strategy, with social and breakout spaces forming the heart of the studio.

These areas include stand up tables, a family kitchen and a 3D printing zone. The building also has a fantastic glazed roof that allows light to flood in to all of the open plan spaces.

The hope is that the refurbishment of the third floor will not only transform the maber Leicester office, but will also revitalise the whole of the Silver Arcade.