Address: Friargate, City Centre, Coventry, CV1 2FJ
Size: 36 acres (14.6 hectares)
Planning use: Business, Retail, Leisure, Residential
Developer: Friargate JV Project Limited
Planning authority: Coventry City Council
Local companies: Coventry City Council, Financial Ombudsman, Homes England
Friargate sits in an unrivalled location at the very heart of the UK. The train station, at the centre of the development, has high speed direct links to Birmingham and London, as well as other fantastic locations.
Birmingham Airport is a mere 10 minute train journey away, offering a huge range of international destinations, which now include the west coast of the USA and the Far East. There will also be a connection to the new HS2 Interchange Station when it is completed in 2026, located adjacent to Birmingham Airport.
Access to the M6, M42 and M69 is also convenient, linking Coventry to the rest of the country through the national motorway network.
By road, rail and air there are few developments, of any size, that can boast connectivity on the same scale as Friargate.
Friargate is one of the largest mixed-use developments in the Midlands. An ambitious new business destination, Friargate is delivering prime new office space, hotels, homes, shops, restaurants and public space – all next to Coventry railway station and only a five minute walk from the city centre
Coventry City Council’s building ‘One Friargate’ was completed in September 2017 and is now fully occupied. Parts of the 11,613 sqm building are now let to The Financial Ombudsman Ltd and Homes England.
The whole development will provide c.297,290 sqm of development space and generate 15,000 new jobs. In total, Friargate will deliver 25 sustainable new buildings including 213,677 sqm of Grade A offices, two hotels, 19,974 sq.m of retail, up to 400 new homes plus 10,219 sqm of leisure space
The Council entered into a new Joint Venture (Friargate JV Project Limited) in January 2019 which will oversee all development activity in Friargate.
Planning Consent for a second office, Two Friargate, has been granted, extending to 12,635 sqm net. Detailed construction design is about to commence in order to deliver a contemporary Grade A office building, perfect for modern business, for occupation by 2021
Friargate benefits from direct access to London in under an hour and is only 10 minute train journey from Birmingham Airport – with connections to Dubai and the USA. There are few developments, anywhere in the country, that are as well connected as Friargate
Occupying a site of 14.6 hectares (36 acres) between Coventry railway station and the city centre
36 acres (14.6 hectares)
Business, Retail, Residential and Leisure
Friargate JV Project Limited
Coventry City Council