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John Lewis, Showcase Cinema, Highcross Shopping Centre, Vaughan Way (seen from All Saints, Highcross Street), Leicester LE1 • Leicester’s newest chunk of retail bling, by architects Foreign Office. It’s seen from the graveyard of ancient All Saints church, which is listed in the Domesday book. Back then, it was in the heart of the city; these days it’s redundant, and marooned in the boondocks by what Jones the Planner calls a “ring road disaster scything through the historic fabric”. (You can read his superb article on Leicester here.)

John Lewis, Showcase Cinema

John Lewis, Showcase Cinema

 

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