FEB 01] CITY
CENTRE COMPANY NEWS
Arson Set-Back, But
Precinct Work Continues
work on two key developments in Coventry’s Lower Precinct is to start
this week, but an arson attack has damaged several buildings in the area.
WORK CONTINUES IN THE
fire was started on Saturday night in the service area of the now-empty
damaged several nearby buildings and a man in an empty building had to be
rescued by firefighters and treated by paramedics.
buildings that were damaged are all being smartened up as part of the
redevelopment of the Lower Precinct, which will be completed in the
week work on a new walkway between the market and the Lower Precinct is
toilets will also be installed in this area, called the Sherbourne Arcade
once the development is complete, and the aim is to attract more people
into the market area.
to lay the foundations for on a new multi-story car park to cope with the
expected increase in visitors is also expected.
car park will be opposite the Co-op in Queen Victoria Road.
Collard, of the City Centre Company, said:
Lower Precinct development is moving at a steady pace and to the planned
timescale. Costain Skanska are doing a great job at continuing with the
building work, and every time I visit I see huge changes and
completed, the Lower Precinct promises to be a great crowd puller for
shoppers and visitors to the city centre alike which can only mean good
news for Coventry.”
Evans, project manager for Costain Skanska, said:
planned phases of the development are running to plan. I am delighted to
see the development taking shape as we begin to link up with the market
area with the building of Sherbourne arcade.
car park will mean that the city will be able to accommodate the number
of visitors who use their cars to get into the city centre and will
hopefully provide adequate parking for shoppers.”
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