The Highcross Leicester (formerly the Shires) opens its doors in spectacular style on 4 September 2008, after redevelopment.
The £350 million scheme by executed and undertaken by Hammerson and Hermes is the biggest regeneration project the City of Leicester has ever seen.
The former Shires has transformed into a fabulous, vibrant destination incorporating an unrivalled choice of over 120 aspirational fashion retailers.
At Leicester Highcross John Lewis has taken a high profile site for its flagship store and its largest in the Midlands, creating a new landmark for Leicester providing four floors of fashion, beauty, homeware and accessories. It is situated alongside the multi screen Cinema de Lux, one of only two in the country.
With over 100,000 m2 of shopping on offer, the fashion line-up also includes style-leaders such as Hobbs, Karen Millen, All Saints, G-Star, Henleys, Lacoste and Cruise. Guess is making its debut in the Midlands and Ireland based A-Wear is opening its first retail outlet in England.
Leicester Highcross shopping John Lewis
Highcross Leicester also includes cafes and restaurants offering a range of different culinary delights for shoppers with leading restaurants such as Carluccio's, Yo! Sushi, Wagamama and Handmade Burger Company making mouth watering arrivals.
Leicester Highcorss took over two years to build costing £350 million. The Highcross will also reflect the involvement of the local communities in Highcross Leicester, as well a being an extravagant climax to the hard work on the development set to be an unrivalled retail, dining and entertainment facility.
As one of the most exciting mixed-used complexes in the UK, visitors to Highcross Leicester will also be able to unwind after a hard day’s shopping by seeing one of the latest blockbuster films at a luxurious 12-screen Cinema de Lux.
From the 4th September 2008 Highcross will open late every weekday until 8pm.
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Living at Highcross
Highcross has 120 stylish one and two bed luxury apartments. Arranged in four exclusive blocks. And located at the heart of the Leicester.
Designed by McCusker Storey McIntosh and award-winning architects Glenn Howells, Highcross Leicester provides city-centre living to preffisioals and those who see city living. Easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment.
For further information please visit http://www.livehighcross.com/residential.htm
Café's and Restaurants
Highcross boasts an impressive leisure offering including restuarants, café's and a cinema.
Eating at High Cross
- BB's Coffee and Muffins
- House of Fraser
- Beard Papa
- Canas Y Tapas
- Cinema De Lux: Studio One
- Costa Coffee
- Gloria Jeans Coffees
- Handmade Burger Co
- John Lewis
- Real China
- YO! Sushi
Cinema de Lux
Highcross is home to a 12-screen Cinema de Lux which provides entertainment at a whole new level, bringing a combination of cutting edge digital technology, interactive media, and a broad range of programming.
Highcross also has matching modern facilities including the exclusive ‘Directors Halls’ premium auditoria, featuring leather rocking recliner seats, as well as deluxe food and beverage services such as Studio One, where hot food, alcohol and appetizers are served in the relaxed atmosphere of a comfortable seated area.
Click here for show times www.cinemadelux.co.uk
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