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How We Built Britain
Tranforming the City
Billions of pounds are being spent to re-shape Leicester and the city's population. Watch 'Building Britain' on 07 August, BBC2 at 19:00 to find out more. Plus watch our video to get a sneak preview of Maxwell Hutchinson's visit to Leicester.
Don't miss Building Britain on Tuesday 07 August at 19:00 on BBC2, architect Maxwell Hutchinson re-visits the city that inspired him to adopt his profession - Leicester!
Three billion pounds worth of investment will re-shape the city's built environment as never before, as Leicester undergoes transformation on a huge scale.
Watch Maxwell Hutchinson's visit to Leicester...
Leicester will soon have a new £60 million Performing Arts Centre to add to the city's amazing buildings.
The citizens of Leicester will forget about the waterfront, and its despised ring road.
Maxwell soon finds out that Leicester's population is changing drastically.
By 2010 it's expected to be the first British city to have a majority non-white population. Maxwell tries to find out if the planners and architects are taking this information on board.
There's one way to judge the scale of a city's regeneration – to count the number of cranes which dot the skyline.
In 2006, one city was way ahead of the rest in the annual 'crane count' – Leicester.
The city is experiencing some of the biggest physical change in the UK.
last updated: 07/08/07