Construction is beginning at the joint complex from ASAP Member Adagio and Novotel in Leicester.

It will form a 154 room, 10-storey Novotel and a connected six-storey Adagio aparthotel, creating around 100 jobs when it opens in early 2020.

The £50 million scheme also includes a five-storey office block and new retail and leisure units, as well as its own independent restaurant with 120 covers.

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