Smithford Way Link

Smithford Way link

A city centre located, residential-led mixed use development opportunity.

This site encompasses a service yard behind a retail store on Corporation Street and behind the retail units on Smithford Way. Through the opportunity to acquire the retail store, a more strategic assessment has been carried out to provide an opportunity to create a formalised pedestrian link between Corporation Street and Smithford Way which separates people from the existing servicing road/area.

One conceptual option suggests a single development block situated between Smithford Way and Corporation Street, providing ground floor active retail/ food and beverage/leisure uses complimentary to the shopping area as well as supporting the night-time economy created from the nearby Belgrade Theatre and plaza, with residential dwellings over (incl. target 25% affordable housing), and creation of new/ enhanced public realm and dwell spaces.

Investment opportunity

Disposal of development site for Retail, Food and Beverage and Residential.

  • Planning Status: Concept stage, supported by City Centre Area Action Plan
  • Promoter: Coventry City Council
  • Investment Type: Capital Investment / Development Partner
  • Scale/Value: c.150 dwelling (incl. affordable housing), approx. 1,000-1,200sqm retail/other space
  • Sector: Mixed-use
  • Timeline: Currently at concept stage
  • Lead: Public/Private: Public