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Investment sites - Abbotts Lane


Address: Abbotts Lane Coventry West Midlands CV1 4AY United Kingdom

Tenure: Freehold Land 
Size: 2.22 Hectares / 5.48 Acres 
Planning use: Residential/Mixed Use Development 
Developer: National Grid and Cushman & Wakefield
Planning authority: Coventry City Council


The site is situated immediately north of Coventry City Centre accessed off Abbotts Lane with a secondary access road off Upper Hill Street to the south west and occupies a prominent and highly visible location adjoining the Coventry inner ring road (A4053) and is situated in a mixed use area comprising traditional terraced houses, some commercial uses and a community fire station. It is located within walking distance of Coventry City Centre and is approximately 0.6 miles to the west of Coventry University.


The site is a large brownfield site, previously used as National Grid’s depot and operations centre which included open storage land. The site extends to approximately 2.21 hectares (5.485 acres).
The majority of buildings on site have been demolished and cleared and the site has been remediated to Open Storage standards. There are two gas governor houses situated on the site’s boundary which will remain and have been identified on the site constraints plan contained within the technical pack. 
Further property information is contained within a technical pack which includes full details of the remediation work undertaken. 


- A cleared Former National Grid depot and operations centre
- Suitable for number of uses such as residential, student accommodation and commercial (subject to planning)
- Situated near to Coventry City Centre
- Prominent ring road location
A technical and legal pack is available upon request subject to the signing of a Confidentiality Licence. A site investigation report and topographical survey is included within the technical pack.





5.5 acres (2.2 hectares)

Business/Planning use

Residential/Mixed Use


British Gas / Cushman & Wakefield

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Coventry University
  • Coventry City Council
  • Homes England
  • Financial Ombudsman 

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