Social & economic
In addition to around 1,000 jobs a year during construction, we anticipate the development will generate approximately 1,000 permanent jobs on-site, including additional matchday roles and further jobs linked to conferences, concerts, indoor sporting events and live performances.
The increase in matchgoing visitors alone will generate additional annual spending in Leicester of up to £10.5M, potentially rising to around £24M if even a quarter stayed overnight in the city. We estimate £190M of value will be added to the Leicestershire economy across the build period.
The King Power Stadium site is adjacent to the Raw Dykes scheduled ancient monument. Our proposals include the creation of a new viewing area and interpretive information boards to allow the monument to be better appreciated and understood for years to come.
An Environmental Statement will accompany the planning application, comprising an assessment of any signiﬁcant environmental effects arising from the development. The application will demonstrate how the proposals meet the environmental and sustainability policies and requirements of Leicester City Council.
The Club has already made strong progress on environmental sustainability in recent years, particularly since the opening of our new training facility in Seagrave, where LED installations provide all onsite lighting (including ﬂoodlights) and electric transport solutions provide sustainable mobility across the 180-acre site. Several initiatives to signiﬁcantly reduce single-use plastics have been in place across our sites for a number of years, while progress made during the pandemic with ﬂexible working will enable us to reduce the number of personnel travelling to our sites on a daily basis moving forward.
Realising the King Power Stadium site masterplan will help LCFC continue progress already made on environmental sustainability