Leicester City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby has today revealed plans for the new Richard III Visitor Centre in the heart of Leicester’s old town.
The chosen site for the centre is the former Leicester Grammer School building at St Martin’s Place, the building will be transformed in to the new exhibition, entitled ‘Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery’.
The centre is due to open in March 2014 and hopes to attract 100,000 visitors and bring in over £4.5 million to the city.
The £4 million scheme to create the centre will transform both the inside and outside of the building to create two floors of exhibition space, as well as a new covered area which will allow visitors access to the grave in which Richard’s remains were discovered last summer.
There will also be a new courtyard garden, glass entrance hall, viewing balcony, cafe and visitor entry from Peacock Lane.