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Address: Upper Precinct, City Centre, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 1FS United Kingdom

Size: 1.79 acres (0.72 hectares) 
Planning use: Class A retail and leisure 
Developer: Shearer Property Group
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location:

Main shopping area of the city centre in Coventry.

Description:

  • High quality new public realm scheme which will transform the prime retail area of the city
  • The works started in January 2019 and are due to complete by November 2020.

 

Business/Planning use

Class A retail and leisure

Developer

Shearer Property Group

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

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CV1 1LF

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Address: Coventry City Centre, Coventry, CV1 1LF
Size of site: 17 acres (6.9 hectares)
Planning use: Residential, Retail, Leisure
Developer: Shearer Property Group
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location: Off Junction 6 off the Coventry ring road, within Coventry city centre 

Description: Delivering a major retail and leisure led regeneration scheme linked to Friargate, the £200m City Centre South project will transform the city centre and has outline planning consent to deliver a new anchor store, shops, a cinema, restaurants, hotel and car park parking.

City Centre South presents an outstanding investment opportunity to provide a mixed use regeneration scheme in a strategically important location.

  • Mixed use regeneration scheme in southern end of city centre covering Bull Yard, Shelton Square, Market Way, City Arcade and Hertford Street
  • Site occupies a strategic location in the heart of the city centre, which links directly with both Friargate scheme and CCC’s new ‘The Wave’ leisure centre 
  • Estimated Gross Development Value approx. £300m+ 
  • £98.8m funding secured from West Midlands Combined Authority 
  • Shearer Property Group has been appointed as the developer to deliver the scheme which will transform the city centre, significantly improving the quality of Coventry’s retail, housing and leisure offer and delivering a step change in people’s perceptions of the city 
  • This new and improved environment will increase footfall to the city centre and significantly broaden the catchment shopper population through the delivery of a modern, and future proofed, city centre experience 

Following the development of City Centre South, Coventry is expected to elevate its position to become the second largest retail destination in the West Midlands.

Business/Planning use

Retail, Leisure and Residential

Developer

Shearer Property Group

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Friargate
  • Upper Precinct
  • The Wave
  • Coventry Station Extension
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View full details of Fairfax Street, Coventry

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Address: Fairfax Street, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, CV1 5RQ
Size of site: 1,206 student apartments plus retail
Planning use: Student accommodation, Retail, Leisure
Developer: CODE
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location: Off Junction 2 off the Coventry ring road, within Coventry city centre 

Description: 

Quality rooms that focuses on the student. CODE promotes good physical health, providing free fitness classes/gym, and positive mental health through links with university welfare teams, a breadth of social events that cater for all types of students, and more unusual activities, such as bringing a petting zoo on site.

CODE has been named the Best Small Provider 2019 at the National Student Housing Awards, voted for by 40,000 students and beat national companies like Aviva and Sky UK to win silver at the National Customer Experience Awards.

Business/Planning use

Residential and retail

Developer

Code

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Coventry University
  • City Centre
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CV1 1GU

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Coventry Telegraph Regeneration

Address: Corporation Street, City Centre, Coventry CV1 1GY

Size of site: 2.74 acres (1.1 hectares)
Planning use: 88 bedroom 4* boutique hotel
Developer: Complex Development Projects Ltd
Planning authority: Coventry City Council
Local companies: Belgrade Plaza, Coventry Transport Museum

Description:

2.5acre regeneration project in Coventry city Centre.  £120m overall project investment including a 4* Boutique Hotel and 1,200 student bedrooms. Partnership of CCC with Complex Development Projects who will retain ownership of the 88 bedroom hotel to be managed by Bespoke. The hotel retains the iconic 1950’s Coventry Telegraph Building. Student housing is being delivered by Olympian Homes. 

Business/Planning use

88 bedroom 4* boutique hotel

Developer

Complex Development Projects Ltd

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Belgrade Theatre
  • Belgrade Plaza
  • Coventry Transport Museum
  • Coventry University
  • Coventry city centre

 

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Address: Paradise Street, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, CV1 2JU
Size of site: 1.47 acres (0.6 hectares)
Planning use: PRS residential, 4,000 units
Developer: Rainier Developments Limited
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location: Off Junction 4 off the Coventry ring road, within Coventry city centre 

Description: 

Rainier has strategic land portfolio of over 3,500 plots, the focus is on city centre brownfield land for residential use and acquiring previously developed city centre land in urban environments.

Business/Planning use

PRS residential, 4,000 units

Developer

Rainier Developments Limited

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Friargate
  • Coventry University
  • Coventry University Technology Park
  • Coventry Station Extension
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CV1 1AJ

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BISHOP GATE

Address: Bishop Street, City Centre Coventry, CV1 1AJ

Size:  1,700 units
Planning use: Residential: Student / Apartments / Build to Rent
Developer: Barberry Developments Ltd
Planning authority: Coventry City Council
Local companies: Coventry University, Belgrade Plaza

Location: 
Bishop Gate is in The Burgess area of the city centre and behind the Coventry transport museum. Coventry train station is just 1.6 miles away.

Description:

Delivery of further student and residential accommodation at Bishop Gate, Coventry.  Phase 1 was delivered in 2018 with three further student and residential phases progressing.

Industrial/Logistics ‘Mid-box’ development pipeline of 860,000sqft across 16 buildings speculatively delivered and let in 2018, £21m of speculative development completing in May 2019 with planning consents in place to deliver a further £74m across 9 buildings.

The deal continues the major improvements already seen to this area of the city centre. Adjacent to 50 Bishop Street the 12th century Grade I Listed former Grammar School is being redeveloped in a £9m project by Coventry Transport Museum to create a world class visitor attraction.

Business/Planning use

Residential: Student / Apartments / Build to Rent

Developer

Barberry Developments Ltd

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Coventry City Council
  • Coventry University
  • Coventry city centre

 

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Address: Well Street, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, CV1 
Size of site: 7,500 sqft (696.8 sqm)
Planning use: 40 apartments
Developer: Complex Development Projects Ltd
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location: The site is in the heart of the city centre and is one of the few remaining sites that has remained in temporary use since Word War II.

The site faces onto The Burges Conservation Area which is being restored by Historic Coventry Trust as part of the Government’s Historic High Streets Programme. 

Description: A planning application has been submitted for the development of 40 apartments and 4,500 sq ft of ground-floor retail and office space, on the corner of Well Street and Bishop Street in Coventry. 

With this is mind the scheme has been designed to provide a transition from the historic Burges area, including the Grade I Listed Old Grammar School, to the new high-rise student schemes to the north.

Subject to planning, it is hoped that work will start on-site in Spring 2020, with completion at the end of 2021.

 

Business/Planning use

40 apartments

Developer

Complex Development Projects Ltd

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Coventry University
  • Belgrade Plaza
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CV1 2FJ

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FRIARGATE

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

Location:
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.

Description:

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

friargatecoventry.co.uk
 

Business/Planning use

Business, Retail, Residential and Leisure

Developer

Friargate JV Project Limited

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Coventry City Council
  • Financial Ombudsman
  • Homes England

www.friargatecoventry.co.uk

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View full details of Coventry Station Extension

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CV1 2GT

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Coventry Station Extension

Address: Coventry West Midlands CV1 2GT United Kingdom

Size: 7.4 acres (2.99 hectares)
Planning use: Transportation Hub, Retail, Car Parking 
Developer: Network Rail / Coventry City Council
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location:

Station Masterplan of £82m programme to transform Coventry Railway Station, works on Warwick Road to create the tunnel are complete and footbridge constructed. The scheme will deliver extra capacity, accessibility and a better first impression of Coventry and due to complete by 2021.

The scheme proposes:

  • A second station entrance building, facing Warwick Road and providing step free access to platforms, which would also create five new shops
  • A second, fully glazed footbridge connecting all four platforms and extended platform canopies
  • A 644 space multi-storey car park to the east of Warwick Road
  • A bus interchange connected directly to the station building via a new access tunnel under Warwick Road
  • Road improvements – including a new link road to connect Central Six to the ring road and another to link to the new car park
  • A new bay platform to enable improvements for NUCKLE (the planned Nuneaton, Kenilworth to Leamington service) and allow improved services to Nuneaton and Arena

www.coventry.gov.uk/stationmasterplan

Business/Planning use

Transport Hub, Retail, Car Parking

Developer

Network Rail / Coventry City Council

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

Local companies include:

  • Coventry City Council 
  • Friargate
  • Financial Ombudsman
  • Homes England
  • Coventry Technology Park

coventry.gov.uk/stationmasterplan

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CV1 4AY

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ABBOTTS LANE

Address: Abbotts Lane Former Gas Works and Linea Park, Coventry West Midlands CV1 4AY United Kingdom

Size: 13.6 acres plus 2.5 acres park (5.5 ha residential site plus 1 ha park) 
Planning use: Over 700 apartments and 700 sqm commercial space 
Developer: Complex Development Projects Ltd
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location:

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.

Description:

  • An outline planning application has been submitted to Coventry City Council to build more than 700 apartments on land at Abbotts Lane.
  •  The £100 million scheme will create a new residential area in a highly sustainable location, providing quality accommodation to rent and buy.
  •  The development includes a central landscape water feature following the route of the culverted Radford Brook providing a linea park through the site. Central facilities will be located alongside the ‘park’.

 CDP has been working closely with Coventry City Council and other stakeholders to bring forward wider plans to extend the route to the north to Naul’s Mill Park and south to the Belgrade Plaza, improving the permeability of the area which is currently largely inaccessible by foot.

Business/Planning use

Residential/Mixed Use

Developer

Complex Development Projects Ltd

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

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

Address:  Coventry West Midlands CV1 4EX United Kingdom

Size: 7 acres / 2.8 Hectares 
Planning use: Mixed use scheme providing residential and commercial spaces with leisure amenities.
Developer: The Wigley Group
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location:

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.

Description:

Master planning of a mixed use, canal-side site in Coventry. The development of over 6 acres between Sandy Lane and the Coventry Canal, and adjacent to the highly-successful Electric Wharf live-work scheme. Daimler Wharf will be within easy walking distance of the Canal Basin and city centre. The scheme – which will include the Daimler Powerhouse arts complex – will feature houses, apartments, employment and some leisure and recreation.  

Local developers and site owners The Wigley Group will be working up the outline scheme over the next 12 months.

thewigleygroup.com

Business/Planning use

Mixed use scheme providing residential and commercial spaces with leisure amenities

Developer

The Wigley Group

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Electric Wharf
  • City Centre
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Address: Albany Road, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, CV5 6JR
Size of site: 2.4 acres (0.8 hectares)
Planning use: 436 Student Bedrooms
Developer: Cassidy Group
Planning authority: Coventry City Council

Location: A student scheme located in the sought after area of Earlsdon, Coventry within a 10 minute walk of the city centre and train station. Both Coventry University and Warwick University are accessible in under 15 minutes from the site. 

Description: 

The scheme consists of 436 beds, a mix of studios and cluster bedrooms together with a café and gym. The scheme is due to be delivered in August 2021.

Business/Planning use

436 Student bedrooms

Developer

Cassidy Group

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

Local companies

  • Coventry University
  • Coventry Technology Park
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CV3 4FW

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Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway

Size: 260 (105.2 hectares)
Planning use: Industrial, R&D, Hotel, Retail, Storage and Distribution
Developer: Coventry and Warwickshire Development Partnership
Planning Authority: Coventry City Council, Warwick District Council
Local companies: Jaguar Land Rover Head Office, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

Location:
The scheme enjoys significant frontage to the A45 Coventry Road, close to its juncture with the A46, both recognised as the city's major arterial connections to the surrounding motorway network and in particular the M6, the M40 and the M1. Both Birmingham and Coventry Airport are within a short drive, the latter being within two miles of the scheme.

Description:

Coventry & Warwickshire Gateway is a two phase development located to the South East of Coventry straddling the A45 and the City border with Warwickshire. The initial development, currently underway, is creating a 60 acre mixed use business park of which 29 acres will become an extension to the Jaguar Land Rover global headquarters at Whitley and will also be home to the UK Battery industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).

This will be followed by a further 200 acres of land capable of providing 3.6 million sq ft of large B2/B8 warehousing on a site benefiting from a prime central location.

Business/Planning use

Industrial, R&D, Hotel, Retail, Storage and Distribution

Developer

Coventry and Warwickshire Development Partnership

Planning authority

Coventry City Council, Warwick District Council

Local companies

  • Jaguar Land Rover Head Office
  • UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC)
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View full details of Eastern Green Coventry

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Address:  Eastern Green Coventry, CV5 9AL
Size: 435 acres (176 hectares)
Planning use: Residential led mixed use urban extension
Developer: Hallam Land Management Ltd, Bracebridge Holdings Limited, Coventry City Council and other parties
Planning authority: Coventry City Council
Local companies: Coventry City Council, Financial Ombudsman, Homes England

Location: The site is located adjacent to the western edge of the built-up urban area of Coventry City in the West Midlands, and is located within the administrative area of Coventry City Council. The A45 trunk road forms the site’s northern boundary, with Pickford Green Lane and existing homes and associated gardens located along parts of the road containing the site to the west. The southern boundary of the site is formed by properties located on Upper Eastern Green Lane, with the neighbourhood of Eastern Green further south and west.

Description:

This site is in an area of the West Midlands region with strong housing demand and therefore the site is well placed to deliver significant housing numbers and associated employment, retail and community uses.

  • Mixed-use urban extension to Coventry;
  • A minimum of 2250 homes, 15ha employment land (B1, B2, B8), a new major district centre, and primary school;
  • A new junction with the A45 to the north, with extensive green infrastructure and public open space.

The principal promoters anticipate that first homes could be built on site in 2021.

Business/Planning use

Residential led mixed use urban extension

Developer

Hallam Land Management Ltd, Bracebridge Holdings Limited, Coventry City Council and other parties

Planning authority

Coventry City Council

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CV7 9JR

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ANSTY PROSPERO

Size: 49,000sqf

Usage: Industrial

Planning Authority: Rugby Borough Council

Developer: Manse Opus LLP

Location: 

Ansty Park will provide 1.5 million sq ft of space set in 100 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland and has been designed to ensure that the creation and sharing of knowledge is at the heart of the park’s future development. 

Ansty Park is a sustainable development which balances environmental impacts with social and economic benefits. The masterplan reflects a landscape-driven approach. Existing landscape forms are used and enhanced, creating green buffers which will act as wildlife corridors and recreational routes. 

Description:

Plot 1
- Site area - 21.93 acres / 8.87 hectares
- Capable of accommodating up to 316,486 sq ft (29,402 sq m)
- Unit sizes from 30,000 sq ft (2,787 sq m) to 154,000 sq ft (14,307 sq m) 

Plot 2 
- Site area - 7.78 acres / 3.15 hectares 
- Capable of accommodating up to 152,325 sq ft (14,151.4 sq m) 
- Unit sizes from 70,820 sq ft (6,529 sq m) up to 82,045 sq ft (7,622 sq m) 

Plot 3 
Site area – 5.65 acres / 2.287 hectares 
Capable of accommodating up to 93,025 sq ft (8,642.3 sq m) 
Unit sizes from 10,685 sq ft (992.67 sq m) up to 82,340 sq ft (7,649.6 sq m) 

Plot 4 
Site area – 31.62 acres / 12.80 hectares 
Capable of accommodating up to 650,350 sq ft (60,419 sq m)
Unit sizes from 200,000 sq ft (18,580.6 sq m) up to 650,350 sq ft (60,419 sq m) 
This plan shows two units, comprising 276,000 sq ft (25,580.6 sq m) and 311,000 sq ft (25,641 sq m) 

Plot 5 
Site area – 5.93 acres / 2.4 hectares 
Capable of accommodating a single unit of 106,160 sq ft (9,862 sq m) 

An ideal place for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering industries. 
Capable of accommodating circa 2,300,000 sq ft, B1 and B2 uses design & build. 
Minimum D&B circa 50,000 sqft 
Total plot area: 119 acres / 48.2 Ha 
Overall total developable 2,307,663 sq ft / 214,389 sq m

Business/Planning use

B1 and B2. Compatible with a high tech business park environment

Developer

Manse Opus

Planning authority

Rugby Borough Council

Local companies

  • Rolls Royce Aero
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
  • Geely LEVC
  • Fanuc
  • AVL Powertrain

www.prospero-ansty.com

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