Arcade looks like pastiche of Highcross
The owners of the Silver Arcade have been allowed to restore the building in much the fashion of Cecilia Gimenez's work in Borja, Spain.
The small, tightly-packed shops and narrow staircases were part of the Silver Arcade's charm. From the published pictures, the building appears to be a miniature pastiche of the Highcross.
Where are the old shop fronts and staircases?
This is the only four-storey Victorian shopping arcade surviving in the country and it is a listed building.
But Leicester, typically, has allowed it to be wrecked.
J Clarke, Leicester.