A major £100m building project taking place in Coventry is set to change the city’s skyline forever.
The Friargate development will result in the demolition of Station Tower, a vacant 15 story skyscraper. The building will be dismantled floor by floor from top to bottom and will make room for a regeneration scheme that will include the addition of 25 new buildings to the city. The project will include the development of offices, hotels, retail and leisure units and residential homes. The scheme is expected to create around 15,00 jobs and and will provide brand new walkway linking the city’s Grade-II listed railway station and the its retail centre.
The project is expected to breathe fresh life into the area, encourage businesses to consider the benefits of moving to Coventry and enhance the city’s economic outlook for local people.
Commenting on the plans Councillor Ann Lucas, leader of the council, said: “Friargate has a major role to play in our drive to ensure Coventry is a top ten city. We are dedicated to ensuring Coventry is open for business and growth and the demolition of Station Tower is a real step forward in creating a fantastic new business district that will provide jobs and prosperity for local people.”