Route Histories

Rout Histories artwork in situ.

Route Histories was commissioned by Leicester City Council to mark the completion of the Waterside Sanvey Gate Junction Improvement Project, delivered in partnership with the Department for Local Communities and Government and the Homes and Communities Agency. 

Over 50m in length, the artwork is installed along Northgate Street and Soar Lane, to the north of Leicester City Centre.

The artwork, Route Histories, was created by artist Helen Saunders, who uses a method of digital photo-collage to explore and transform our everyday surroundings.  For this commission, she created a photographic collage celebrating Leicester's riverside, green spaces and key buildings, between Bede Park and Abbey Park.  See more of Helen's work at

The theme for the artwork was inspired by suggestions from the Woodgate Residents Association and Fosse Arts.

If you would like to explore the riverside, parks or buildings included in this artwork, click on the relevant links below to find out more.  And remember, this is a photocollage, so don't expect to see the sights in the locations in the artwork!


If you have any further questions or suggestions or would like information on the artwork, please contact or 0116 252 8977.