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Land sale will bring new post office to The Exchange

Published on Friday, August 4, 2017

LEICESTER City Council is set to sell a half-acre plot of land in Eyres Monsell to a local developer to support the creation of a new post office.

The city council is proposing to sell the land at The Exchange to Invonex Properties Ltd, which is due to build a new health centre on Sturdee Road as part of the redevelopment of the local shopping area.

The sale of land will enable the developer to build a new post office on a site adjoining the health centre, and increase the amount of car parking available to visitors.

The purchase price is not being disclosed at this time, while the contracts of sale are going through. The final agreed amount will reflect market value for the land.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “This sale of land will enable a local developer, which is to build a new health centre on this site, to provide additional and important facilities for the local community.

“It will also provide the opportunity to increase the amount of parking available at the health centre and provide a significant boost to the regeneration of The Exchange.”

Deputy City Mayor and local ward councillor Rory Palmer added: “This is good news for Eyres Monsell. It was important that a post office featured in the future of The Exchange and this land sale will help make sure that happens.

“It’s a good example of how the city council and developers can work together to bring real benefits to local neighbourhoods.”

The land set to be sold takes in part the former site of the demolished block of The Exchange and adjoining areas.

Invonex has agreed to operate the existing post office at The Exchange, which was due to close in August, until the new facility is built.