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[12 FEB 99] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Demolition For Phoenix Initiative Begins

The Phoenix Initiative started to rise yesterday – with the demolition of Stevens Memorial Hall.

The knocking down of the former youth club just off Trinity Street was the first physical step to creating the 20 million scheme jointly funded by Coventry City Council and the Millennium Commission.

The project, which will be the largest construction programme since the city centre was rebuilt after the wartime blitz, involves demolishing dozens of buildings in the Hales Street area to make way for squares and piazzas stretching from the Cathedral to Cook Street Gate by the Inner Ring Road

It is due to be completed in autumn 2001 – when Coventry City’s new Arena 2000 will also come on stream.

Yesterday Lord Mayor of Coventry Maggie Rosher begun the demolition work on the building, which was recently bought by the project.

The 90 year old Memorial Hall is situated just off New Buildings, behind Holy Trinity Church Hall. Its demolition will see the area serve as a key access point to the project and allow archaeologists to work on the site. Eventually the area will be transformed into a cafe-bar terrace next to a new Priory Cloister Garden.

Project director Chris Beck said:

"We are thrilled to see some changes on the ground at last. The Phoenix Initiative is giving us the unique opportunity to investigate Coventry’s 13th century cathedral and this demolition gives us the space we need to get that underway.

"It also allows us to get on with creating some top quality spaces for people in Coventry."

Next in line for demolition is the Holy Trinity Church Hall which is built on the site of Coventry's first cathedral. Work on that building is scheduled to begin in the next few months.

The demolition work is being carried out by Stratford based John Harris & Son.
    

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