In a significant development for leisure and recreation in Sierra Leone, the popular hangout and exercise spot, Leicester Peak, is poised to undergo a transformative upgrade.

This enhancement is made possible through funding from the World Bank as part of the Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Project.

The Leicester Peak upgrade project, scheduled from October 2023 to September 2024, encompasses a comprehensive set of improvements. The planned enhancements include viewing decks, canopies, a food shop, a toilet block, a car park, road infrastructure, retaining walls, a designated vendor area, and extensive landscaping. The Ministry of Finance, under the Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Project (SLEDP), is overseeing the project, with the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs identified as the beneficiary ministry.

Duration: October 2023 to September 2024
Client: Ministry of Finance, SLEDP
Beneficiary Ministry: Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Funding Agency: The World Bank
Supervising Consultant: ICS LIMITED
Contractor: K5 SL Limited

The Leicester Peak site is temporarily closed to the general public during the construction period to ensure safety and facilitate the smooth progress of the upgrades.

Rising impressively at 564 meters above the estuary’s banks, Leicester Peak is renowned for offering a lofty vantage point, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the bustling capital below. This upgrade aligns with the broader goal of economic diversification in Sierra Leone, enhancing both tourism and recreational facilities for residents and visitors alike.

Anticipated to be completed by the end of the year, the Leicester Peak upgrade project stands as a testament to the commitment towards fostering a vibrant and attractive environment for leisure and tourism in Sierra Leone.