City of Leicester
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City Of Leicester
One of the oldest cities in England, with settlements dating back over 2000 years and expanded by the Romans. The city contains an eclectic mix of modern and ancient buildings and I have included the following within this 1390 brick build:
- Railway Station - Opened in 1840, this frontage dates back to 1894 and is Grade II listed, with the only hand-wound station clock in the UK.
- The National Gas Museum - An 1878 Grade II listed building has housed the national museum since 1977.
- The Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower - Built in 1868 this Grade II listed clock tower was intended as a memorial to four of Leicester's benefactors who are represented by the four statues at it's base.
- Jewry Wall - Remains of a bath house from 160AD, this 9m high wall is one of the tallest surviving sections of Roman masonry in Britain.
- Leicester Museum & Art Gallery - Opened in 1849 on New Walk this large museum building houses a wide range of art and natural world exhibitions.
- Abbey Pumping Station Museum - Constructed in 1891 this Victorian pumping station, with it's four beam engines and a 150 foot chimney, was re-opened as a museum in 1972.
- Guildhall Museum - An active museum since 1926, this 600 year old Grade I listed timber framed hall is believed to have hosted Shakespeare and includes Leicester's first police station.
- Magazine Gateway - Built around 1400 this Grade I listed building has had many purposes over the years and is only occasionally open to the public.
- Leicester Market - Located in the centre of the city for over 700 years this is the largest covered market in Europe, with a wrought-iron gateway and sign post at either end.
- Engineering Building - A complex modern design with towers and complex roof structure this Grade II listed building completed in 1963 to house the University of Leicester's engineering department.
- King Richard III Statue - An 1890 bronze statue located near where King Richard III's remains were discovered under a car park in 2012 and in front of the visitor's centre opened in 2014.
- National Space Centre - Opened in 2001 and the only public location to house upright space rockets indoors, with it's rocket tower; spiral roof top and dome of the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, this impressive museum is located near the heart of Leicester.
I do hope you will support this idea and consider my other designs too.
Although the IP of most buildings lies with the City Council I must acknowledge that other parties may be involved, including 'National Rail', 'English Heritage' and the 'University Of Leicester'. I do this in the hope that this submission will not be denied for multiple IPs as it is in line with most of the official LEGO Architecture range.