Regeneration news

Daimler Powerhouse

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.

Unity lawn CGI

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.

Station masterplan

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.

An indicative view of City Centre South from the air

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.

Burges

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.

Upper Well Street

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

City centre sees massive cash injection with over £100m invested

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Record-breaking grant investment is set to change the city centre. Coventry City Centre has seen huge investment this decade – with more to come ahead of the city’s year as City of Culture in 2021.

Goodbye to green escalator

Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Works in the city centre to remove the escalator from the Upper Precinct began on Monday 28 October. It marks the start of work to transform the area, as well as opening up the space and the views towards Broadgate. 

Exciting artist impressions of how Coventry city centre could be transformed by 2021 have been unveiled as part of a presentation called ‘Transforming your city’.

Transforming your city

Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019

Exciting pictures showing how Coventry city centre could be transformed by 2021 have been unveiled as part of a presentation called ‘Transforming your city’.

Spon end flats

Major £12m regeneration project to transform Spon End in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

A major regeneration project will transform an area of Coventry originally built in the 1960s over the next four years.

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