Next phase of improvements in Pepper Lane to begin

Published 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.

The artwork, which will be installed on the back of Cathedral Lanes, comes from Coventry artist Matt Chu and is titled “At One with Cofa’s Tree”.

The walls of the Cathedral Lanes development facing on to Pepper Lane will be painted in various pastel colours to suit the coming artwork. The sequence of colours was chosen by Matt Chu, in order of colour temperature from warm to cold, leading up to the artwork.

Later in the spring, an installation of living walls is also set to be installed to separate the colour sequence.

Councillor David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “This is another brilliant piece of artwork to install in Coventry city centre – and it’s especially brilliant to be able to work with Matt on this design, showcasing just how much creativity we have here in the city.”

“I can’t wait to see Matt’s design up on the wall.”

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “This walkway will look really beautiful when it’s all finished. The living walls, which contain plants and greenery, will be particularly wonderful as they incorporate greenery into places which wouldn’t usually have it.”

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, said: “There has already been improvement work in Pepper Lane with the repaving, which will create a much nicer walkway to and from Coventry Cathedral to Broadgate for people.”

“Our plan for the city centre was to make the best of the old and the best of the new, with a brighter, greener and more inviting city centre – and this project does just that.”

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