2020 City Centre redevelopments

View full details of Drapers' Hall

The project is being manager by the Historic Coventry Trust and will bring Drapers' Hall back into regular use through the restoration and adaption of the Regency building as a centre for music performance and education. 

The project will:

  • Revive an unused Grade II* listed building
  • Open up the space and revamping the interior
  • Add an extension to include a lift and toilets for visitors 

Read more about this on the Historic Coventry website.

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View full details of St Mary’s Guildhall

The works at St Mary's Guildhall include improvements to the display and interpretation of the tapestry, exposing the medieval kitchen and significantly improving the visitor experience. 

The project will see:

  • A revamp which will see the remains of the medieval kitchens opened up. The kitchens are thought to be among the earliest surviving kitchens in the country.
  • Other works will include improved catering facilities, public areas, meeting rooms and a more interactive visitor experience
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View full details of Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
  • The project will deliver gallery improvements including the conversion of a storage area to create additional first-floor gallery space to allow for hosting major exhibitions. 
  • The decanting of the artworks has been completed and site works have now commenced. 
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View full details of Coventry Cathedral
  • Plans inspired by Sir Basil Spence's original proposals include a new education space for events, a larger cafe, new toilets and a new lift will all be installed.
  • The project will enable the Cathedral to host a more diverse range of events and experiences with improved accessibility for visitors, visitor facilities and enhanced support for major events. 
  • The construction was due to start the week lockdown was implemented, which meant the project start was delayed. 

Read more about the development on the Coventry Cathedral website.

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View full details of Food kiosks
  • Moved to Hertford Street
  • A new gold-coloured resin-bonded finish paving
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View full details of Battery and mobile phone stalls

The Battery Connection Kiosk is now located in Broadgate (next to Wilkos) and the phone kiosk is now located in Hertford Street (under the canopy next to Superdrug).

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View full details of Upper Precinct
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View full details of Wayfinding
  • New wayfinding across the City Centre
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View full details of Bull Yard
  • New water feature
  • Children’s play area
  • New paving
  • New lighting
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View full details of City Centre South
  • A 550,000 sqft scheme which aims to modernise the southern half of Coventry city centre
  • The Wave - a water park and health spa - opened in 2019.
  • Coventry Point is in the process of demolition to open up the space and the views in Market Way
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View full details of Telegraph Hotel
  • New boutique hotel located in the former premises of the Coventry Telegraph
  • Set to open its doors in 2020
  • The hotel will reflect its former life as a thriving newspaper and print works
  • 88 bedrooms, including penthouse suites
  • A restaurant in a glazed courtyard
  • Meeting and conference facilities 
  • Rooftop bar overlooking Belgrade Square

Read more about the development on the Telegraph Hotel website.

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View full details of Belgrade Theatre
  • Refurbishment of the Main House auditorium has already been completed. 
  • Construction has commenced on the extension and re-branding of the cafe/restaurant and creating of additional conferencing/workshop/hospitality space.
  • Next steps will be turning the unused Jaguar Pub into a creative space for rehearsals and talent development, as well as a flat upstairs which can be rented by visiting actors. 

See below a video with a quick look at the ongoing works at the Belgrade Theatre:

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View full details of Friargate hotel
  • Plans for a five-storey boutique hotel in Friargate including bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and mini gym
  • The building will be beside Friargate One

Read more about the development on the Chapman Taylor website. 

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View full details of Daimler Powerhouse
  • The project is developing Units 3 and 4 to create production spaces for six local arts and creative organisations, which will support the city in hosting UK City of Culture.
  • Following the designs being finalised early in the summer, construction is now well underway on site. 

Read more on the Imagineer website. 

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View full details of Railway Station
  • New car park
  • Second station building
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View full details of The Box at FarGo
  • Development of The Box at FarGo as a flexible live venue with improved performance, bar and back of house areas. Additional new office and work spaces for creative start-up businesses. 
  • The project was completed in September 2019. 


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