NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Lower Precinct Murals On The Move
murals depicting Coventry’s history are to be taken out of the
city centre shortly to make way for the Lower Precinct
THE MURALS AS
THEY ARE NOW
Heritage has given developers Costain Skanska the go-ahead to
remove them. They will be put back in early next year.
murals, which were located on either side of the Lower Precinct,
represent some of Coventry's history, along with a map.
were all created out of small crafted tiles as part of the
rebuilding work following the Second World War.
the famous round burger bar, they have been protected by English
Heritage as prime examples of their era.
removal will enable the developers to go full steam ahead on the
widening of the access way to the Lower Precinct.
murals will be removed, cleaned and put in their new location in
Lidice Walk, opposite the entrance to C&A, in January 2001.
Collard of the City Centre Company said:
are delighted that the work on the £40 million Lower Precinct
investment continues at a great pace and is still on target to
be completed by Autumn 2001.
new location of the murals will enable a part of Coventry's
history to be preserved, and moved to a much more high profile
location, which forms part of the new development in the Lower
Evans, Project Manager from Costain Skanska said:
Skanska have developed a web site which includes regular updates
on the work being undertaken in Coventry, it can be found at: www.lowerprecinct.com
Heritage have been very helpful by providing advice and guidance
on the removal and reinstatement of the mural.
am delighted that we are able to progress the work on the mural
to ensure that it is moved to its new location in Lidice
[25 JUL 00] THIEVES MARR
LOWER PRECINCT CEREMONY