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Striking visitor information centre opens at Coventry Railway Station

Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021

A striking new visitor information centre has been opened outside Coventry Railway Station to help visitors arriving in the city during UK City of Culture and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Former Jaguar Pub site to roar back into life

Published on Wednesday, 07 July 2021

A ground-breaking 5G digital space will transform a city pub site into a ‘plug and play’ performance, education and rehearsal venue in plans to revamp the post-war Corporation Street in Coventry.

New plans submitted to open up the River Sherbourne at Palmer Lane

Published on Thursday, 24 June 2021

New plans submitted to Coventry City Council’s Planning Committee could see the River Sherbourne uncovered as part of a new £1.9m scheme on Palmer Lane.

New giant screen installed in Millennium Place

Published on Friday, 28 May 2021

A new digital screen has been installed on the side of Coventry Transport Museum, replacing the original screen, which was installed as part of the city’s hosting of the London 2012 Olympics.

TH Opening 1 – (Left to right) Brian Harrabin of CDP, Paul Brown, Regional Director of Bespoke Hotels, Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Ann Lucas, Amy Windsor, General Manager of the Telegraph Hotel and Ian Harrabin of CDP.

Telegraph Hotel is given the civic seal of approval as it officially opens its doors

Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Coventry’s Telegraph Hotel has been given the civic seal of approval as it opened its doors to guests for the first time.

From the left, Ian Harrabin (Historic Coventry Trust), Lydia Hamilton-Smith (Balfour Beatty), Cllr Patricia Hetherton (Coventry City Council) and Grant Jenkinson (Croft Building & Conservation)

Final stone laid in restoration of city walls

Published on Monday, 17 May 2021

The final stone has been laid in the major restoration of the ancient walls that protected Coventry’s Carthusian Monastery as part of a multi-million-pound new visitor attraction.

Next phase of improvements in Pepper Lane to begin

Published on Friday, 19 March 2021

The next phase of work in Pepper Lane is set to begin early next week with plans for brightening up the walls and installing a new piece of artwork.

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Restoration works completed at London Road Cemetery

Published on Friday, 19 March 2021

A £1.7m project to restore several historical sections of London Road Cemetery has been completed.

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James Starley-inspired mural for Pool Meadow Bus Station

Published on Wednesday, 17 March 2021

A new mural, inspired by James Starley, has started to be painted onto the side of Pool Meadow, located next to Sprinkles and facing the entrance to Lady Herbert’s Garden.

Cllr Jim O’Boyle (left) from Coventry City Council with Zamurad Hussain from the CWLEP

Coventry Railway Station - major changes ahead

Published on Friday, 12 March 2021

Major changes are to take place at Coventry Station to enable the new boulevard section to be delivered as part of the £82million to be completed ahead of the start of UK City of Culture.

An aerial view of the new Western Link Road near Coventry Railway Station.

Paving installed to help visually impaired people safely cross the road

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021

Innovative paving has been installed in Coventry city centre for the first time to help blind and visually impaired pedestrians safely cross a new road.

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World-renowned artist Morag Myerscough set to bring colour to Hertford Street

Published on Thursday, 25 February 2021

Artist Morag Myerscough is working with Coventry City Council in order to breathe vitality into Hertford Street.

Tony Minhas (CWLEP) and Cllr Jim O'Boyle

Latest phase for new station building

Published on Monday, 22 February 2021

Work has begun to install the cladding at the redevelopment of Coventry Railway Station as the major £82 million project remains on track to be completed for UK City of Culture.

Building a legacy to shape the future of the city - Citivision March 2021

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

Over the past 12 months numerous changes have taken place to transform Coventry's public spaces, thanks to more than £100m worth of investment

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Multiple new artworks set for installation at Coventry railway station

Published on Friday, 12 February 2021

Work is continuing to progress on the Coventry Station Masterplan, hitting key milestones such as the installation of the new footbridge, opening of the new taxi loop and installation of cladding on the new station building, which will serve as an extension to the existing station building to cater for passenger growth and improve facilities.

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New lighting switched on in Greyfriars Green

Published on Thursday, 24 December 2020

Colourful new rainbow lighting has been installed along the path in Greyfriars Green, lighting up the walk between Coventry railway station and Bull Yard.

From left to right - Nick Abell (CWLEP), Logan Lloyd (10, first child to use the equipment), Cllr Jim O’Boyle and Cllr Patricia Hetherton.

Coventry city centre area revamped ahead of Coventry 2021

Published on Tuesday, 22 December 2020

A new children’s play area and water feature have transformed an area of Coventry city centre ahead of UK City of Culture 2021.

Poem set for Upper Precinct installation in new water rills

Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2020

A poem written especially for the Upper Precinct by local poet, Kim Hackleman, will feature as part of the water rills which will run throughout the Precinct as part of its new refurbishment.

Council set to approve plans to open view into Broadgate from Precinct

Published on Monday, 23 November 2020

Coventry City Council looks set to approve plans to open the view into Broadgate from Upper Precinct.

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New art for Pepper Lane from Coventry artist Matt Chu

Published on Monday, 23 November 2020

A Coventry artist has been commissioned to work on a brand-new art piece which will be installed in Pepper Lane.

Representatives from Coventry City Council and Bowmer and Kirkland at the site

Work to commence on Two Friargate

Published on Friday, 13 November 2020

Development of a second office building at Friargate is set to take a major step forward this week with contractors beginning the onsite work.

Artists invited to submit artwork ideas for Coventry railway station

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2020

In preparation for its year as UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is inviting local artists to submit expressions of interest for a series of commission opportunities at Coventry’s railway station.

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Another milestone for Coventry station work

Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2020

A massive crane has arrived at Coventry Railway Station to install a new footbridge to mark another significant milestone in the £82 million scheme.

New rainbow crossing set to be unveiled in Bull Yard

Published on Friday, 30 October 2020

A new rainbow road pelican crossing, using the colours of the Gay Pride flag, is set to be installed in Bull Yard.

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Coventry bus station getting £1.5 million makeover ahead of 2021 City of Culture

Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Coventry’s Pool Meadow bus station is to get a £1.5 million upgrade which will include eye-catching artwork and murals for the 2021 City of Culture.

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Opening date for Coventry's newest hotel announced

Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Coventry city centre’s new Telegraph Hotel is to open its doors to guests on November 18.

Landmark building set for culture role

Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2020

A landmark building in Coventry city centre has been given to Historic Coventry Trust to help the wider regeneration of the area.

Pictured: (left to right) Chris Nagle from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Amy Windsor, General Manager of the Telegraph Hotel, Cllr Jim O’Boyle and Brian Harrabin of CDP.

Key figures believe Coventry's newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city

Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Key figures in Coventry are convinced that Coventry’s newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city after being given an exclusive tour of the project.

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Former Daimler Powerhouse to be transformed in to £2.4m creative hub for artists

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020

A major transformation has started to convert a historic industrial site in Coventry into a new £2.4 million creative hub for artists in time for UK City of Culture 2021.

From the left, Graham Tait (Historic Coventry Trust), Graham Robertson (Messenger Construction), Ian Harrabin (Historic Coventry Trust), Mark Brookes (Messenger Construction) and Cllr Jim O’Boyle

Priory Row construction starts

Published on Thursday, 27 August 2020

Specialist conservation contractors have been appointed to transform some of Coventry’s oldest buildings into special short stay visitor accommodation in time for the city being UK City of Culture 2021.

Contractor named for Cathedral pavilion

Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Coventry Cathedral has appointed a contractor to build its high-profile new pavilion annexe as part of a £3.5 million fundraising programme.

Council to approve funding for the development of Two Friargate

Published on Monday, 17 August 2020

Coventry City Council is set to approve funding worth £17m that will support the development of a second office building at Friargate with work set to begin in Autumn 2020.

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Studio Morison draw up exciting new plans for Cathedral Unity Lawn

Published on Friday, 17 July 2020

A new scheme is set to revitalise Coventry Cathedral’s Unity Lawn, enhancing the space to create a more inviting spot to enjoy the views of the Cathedral and the surrounding historic architecture.

Towpath improvements along Coventry canal

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2020

Coventry City Council working in partnership with the charity, Canal & River Trust, has started a project to improve the towpath along the Coventry Canal to improve the popular waterway.

£216m development spend in 2019/20 is highest in years

Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2020

The Council’s will be reporting on one of its highest years for capital spending in its outturn report for 2019/20.

New facility planned for Whitley Depot

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2020

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration is set to approve a small amount of additional funding to enable a new administration and deployment facility at Whitley Depot on London Road to go ahead.

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Major milestone for £82m Coventry Station Masterplan

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020

The biggest piece of infrastructure in the Coventry Station Masterplan is underway to signify a major milestone in the £82 million project.

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Plans for new-look city centre revealed

Published on Friday, 26 June 2020

Regeneration specialist, Shearer Property Group, has today launched a website outlining plans to deliver a transformational mixed-used destination that will revitalise Coventry's city centre.

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Burges restoration - June 2020

Published on Monday, 22 June 2020

As high streets start re-opening all over the UK, a £2m transformation of one of Coventry’s oldest shopping streets is underway to help revive the city and support business recovery after COVID-19.

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Repair works begin on historic city gates and walls

Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Work has begun to help restore and repair some of the remains of Coventry’s historic city walls and gates within its city centre.

The Council to approve the long lease of land at Parkside, Paradise Street.

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2020

The Council is set to approve the long lease of land at Parkside, Paradise Street so new private residential accommodation can be built.

Restoration works at London Road Cemetery

Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Coventry’s London Road Cemetery was awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore some of its original features and ensure it is well looked after for future generations to enjoy.

Pictured: Cllr Jim O' Boyle with Stewart Underwood, Director of the Shearer Property Group.

Precinct goes back to the future

Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Coventry is going back to the future as part of a £44m programme of works to improve its city centre.

50m pool to make a final splash with a step back in time

Published on Friday, 31 January 2020

Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre’s 50m pool will be making a final splash with a swimming celebration – and entry prices are stepping back in time to the 1960s

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