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Construction starts on Jubilee Square

Work starts today to create a new square in Leicester to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee.

The Queen's Jubilee, 2012 Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The city's mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, says the square will draw visitors to the city and boost businesses ahead of their City of Culture bid. Local traders, however, fear the loss of car parking will cause problems.

The work, costing £4 million will take 8 months to complete.

Images of what Jubilee Square could look like

Computed generated image of the green areas in Jubilee Square Credit: LDA Designs

People in Leicester are being asked to look at the proposed designs for Jubilee Square and give their thoughts.

Its proposed location will be in St. Nicholas Circle, in the city's Old Town connecting the main shopping area to the historic part of Leicester.

Computed generated image of the open space in Jubilee Square Credit: LDA Designs