JUN 00] CITY
CENTRE COMPANY NEWS
Showcase To Convince The World About Coventry
movers and shakers of the business and property world are being targeted
with a showcase event to prove that Coventry is changing.
and plans for the developments in the city centre will be shown off in a
big drive to change perceptions about Coventry.
part of a big drive to change perceptions and attract new businesses to
believed that the leading lights of the business and property world need
to shed their outmoded ideas about the city.
will be shown models and plans for Priory Place, the £12 million
commercial and residential development at the heart of the Phoenix
Initiative and the proposed city centre squares.
visiting the city for the event on Thursday, which is being held in the
newly-renovated Blue Coat School in Trinity Street, will be shown the
plans for Priory Place.
privately-funded development, which is part of the Phoenix Initiative,
will open up a huge swathe across the city centre to create a new square,
gardens and walkways as well as 85 apartments above 35,000 sq ft of
bar/restaurant and café space.
decision makers will also see the Arrowcroft development of the Lower
Precinct now under way, which offers 210,000 square feet of retail, café
and restaurant space, including five major stores and 35 shop units plus a
car park with 580 spaces.
Millett, Chief Executive of the City Centre Company said:
things are happening everywhere you look in our city at present.
want Coventry to be right at the top of people's thoughts when it comes
to shopping and as a tourist attraction.
intention is to change the outdated perception that Coventry is not an
exciting city which does not have excellent business potential.
people from elsewhere have had that idea of Coventry, but the reality
could not be further from the myth."