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About Leicester

318,518 in city
73 km² (28 mi²)
75 m
Situated at the heart of England, Leicester has a history dating back several thousand years to a Roman settlement called Ratae Corieltauvorum established in AD43. Roman baths were built here in AD138, while in AD877 the town was invaded by the Danish, to be returned to English rule by the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. Modern-day Leicester was built upon the hosiery and textile trades, and is situated on both the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal, making industrial access easy. Today, the city is known both for its multi-culturalism and architecture. It has few high-rise buildings, and the few residential towers that were built have been largely demolished.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
40 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Cardinal Telephone Exchange 276 ft 1970
2 St. George's Tower 269 ft 1960
3 Goscote House 217 ft 1973
4 The Summit 217 ft 2012
5 Equinox House 190 ft 1969

Building types

No. Type
32 high-rise building
4 low-rise building
2 church
1 skyscraper
1 hall