JAN 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Car Park To Crumble For City Initiative
to prepare a multi-storey car park in Coventry for demolition as
part of the city’s Phoenix Initiative has begun.
is being removed and properties by the Fairfax Street car park are
being emptied to get the area safe for final demolition.
is being cleared as part of the £40 million Phoenix Initiative,
which includes a millennium walkway detailing the city’s
will also be new bars, restaurants and flats in a privately-built
part of the development aimed at revitalising the city centre.
the clearance and demolition work is complete the new Priory Place
can be built.
manager Colin Dale said:
am pleased that we are now in position to begin the necessary
work on the car park demolition which forms the first part of
the building work for Priory Place.
redevelopment continues at a steady pace, and the project will
regenerate the city’s leisure scene for visitors of Coventry
of the work, pavements in the area between Sainsbury's and the
Britannia Hotel will be narrowed, and changes will also be made to
access for vehicles.
Collard of the City Centre Company said:
demolition work will mean that Phoenix Initiative can continue
and, although some disruption will be inevitable for vehicles
and pedestrians whilst the work is ongoing, the end result will
be a more interesting and exciting locality for visitors ton
enjoy in the future.”