De Montfort University has been given the green light to proceed with plans for a multi-million pound leisure centre development in Leicester.

Silcock Dawson are the Building Services Consulting Engineers for the project and are also the appointed BREEAM Assessors.

The S&P Architects-designed complex will feature a 25m, six-lane swimming pool; a gym and studio; an eight-court sports hall; and a climbing wall.

A sauna; a cafe; and ancillary, changing and reception facilities are also proposed as part of the two-storey development, which it is hoped will be available for public use.

According to a report put before the council’s planning and development control committee, "the proposal would deliver a quality building in a prominent location, contributing to the regeneration of the area".