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Old October 7th, 2019, 10:10 PM   #121
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The whole development seems to have been badly managed. The RICS pulled out simply because they got fed up of waiting. The second building stalled, presumably because they wanted to let the whole building before proceeding. The irony was, just as RICS pulled out, the FOS announced they were opening an office at Friargate and ended up taking space in One Friargate, meaning the council couldn't move all departments in. If they had ploughed ahead with the second building, it would be pretty much fully let now. A lack of confidence or funding I guess (possibly both).

That said, seemed to be a little activity on the site earlier today.
The last time I walked around by the council HQ there was lots of official graffiti on the ground. I wondered if this was pre-prep work for the hotel.
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I sense there is a little more confidence. The Elliotts development seems to be moving forward now as there are DC applications going through planning at the moment. This is on the back of two recently completed residential projects. I'm also under the impression the old Transco site proposals are not far from planning app stage.
There is/was plenty of residential planned for Friargate. Could potentially be the driver of activity on site for the next few years.
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I sense there is a little more confidence. The Elliotts development seems to be moving forward now as there are DC applications going through planning at the moment. This is on the back of two recently completed residential projects. I'm also under the impression the old Transco site proposals are not far from planning app stage.
There is/was plenty of residential planned for Friargate. Could potentially be the driver of activity on site for the next few years.
That’s what I can’t understand why has the friargate residential not started?
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Thatís what I canít understand why has the friargate residential not started?
Developers might be waiting until works to the station are more advanced? The city centre has become a far more desirable place to live owing to the new restaurants and better quality public space, so I would imagine its just a matter of time.
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Developers might be waiting until works to the station are more advanced? The city centre has become a far more desirable place to live owing to the new restaurants and better quality public space, so I would imagine its just a matter of time.
A friend of mine in the Council said that before a third large office building can be constructed at Friargate there will need to be a new electricity sub-station built first. This might effect the construction of residential towers.
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A friend of mine in the Council said that before a third large office building can be constructed at Friargate there will need to be a new electricity sub-station built first. This might effect the construction of residential towers.
I think the train station had an issue with the power supply as well, not sure if the station renovation includes plans to fix that.
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I still can't there being a huge demand for apartments in Coventry city centre. Plenty of these developments have been mooted over the years but never happen. Not enough going on, lousy retail and not much in the way of employment apart from shops and the University. Severn Trent is the exception.

That's not to say there's no demand, but surely the office developments are Friargate were vital to create the sorts of jobs for people who'd want to live in a city centre?

Maybe commuters would create demand. Coventry could be Birmingham's Woking.
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