St Martin's Lodge


Creating high-end visitor accommodation in the heart of Leicester – opposite the Cathedral and only a stone’s throw from the historic site where Richard III’s remains were discovered

This luxury accommodation has been provided within a fully renovated Grade II Listed building following the conversion of two empty buildings into a stylish lodge providing 28 elegant ensuite bedrooms.

  • Client:

    Diocese of Leicester

  • Architect:

    Corporate Architecture

  • Programme:

    41 weeks

The development will answer increasing demand for luxury overnight accommodation in Leicester where the landmark discovery of King Richard’s long-lost remains in 2012 has significantly boosted visitor numbers. The new accommodation is situated in the Greyfriars conservation area, very close to the site of the former medieval friary church where the king’s body was found in 2012. It is only a short distance from the award-winning visitor centre which tells the story of Richard’s life, death and how his remains were uncovered.

Providing a unique place to stay at a prime location in the city centre, St Martins Lodge is now being used by numerous tourists and visitors. It also provides available accommodation for people using the nearby St Martins House conference centre.