City Regeneration

Empty shops are an eyesore for any city centre, but thanks to #DMUlocal, Leicester’s unused spaces are transformed to help the community and share DMU expertise.

Instead of a vacant storefront, #DMUlocal creates colourful, eye-catching pop-up events that can change people’s lives.

This means that when a shop is left unused in Leicester city centre, the public can still benefit from a range of transformative projects while shopping and socialising.

City Regeneration events range from art exhibitions showcasing De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) student prowess, to activities that have a real-world, even life-changing, impact.

Previous events have included a Stem Cell drive, which helped save the life of a woman with leukaemia, as well as Free Hearing Screenings that raised awareness about ear health.

If you have an idea on how breathe life into an unused space, email us at

If you would like to learn about other #DMUlocal projects, click here.