Leicester

Bishop opens Leicester's £7m St Martins House complex

St Martin's House, Leicester
Image caption Leicester's Grammar School moved from the site of the newly-built St Martin's House in 2008

Leicester Cathedral's newly-built St Martins House complex has been blessed by the Bishop of Leicester.

The Right Reverend Tim Stevens presided over a ceremony on Sunday marking the completion of the former grammar school building into a resource centre.

The £7m centre is part of the Cathedral Square project, which aims to restore a neglected part of the city's heritage.

St Martins House offers banquet and conference facilities and services for vulnerable people in the city.

Bishop Stevens said: "The transformation of the grammar school into a place of Christian hospitality and welcome, serving all the people of Leicester and Leicestershire, reaching out to the most vulnerable in our society, is a very significant event in the life of our city."

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